Sunday, 25 October 2015

Wren Family Favourites - Half Hour Pudding Recipe

A little update for you - My Half Hour Pudding recipe is on Wren Kitchens blog & yours could be too! Share your ‪#‎WrenFamilyFavourites‬ to win a fantastic AEG Ultramix!


The good people at Wren Kitchens recently asked me to help kickstart their Wren Family Favourites campaign, sharing those recipes that have been passed down and hold a special place in our memories.

They are hosting a competition on Instagram using the hashtag #WrenFamilyFavourites where interior designer Linda Barker will be picking the ‘Best of Instagram’ each week, and her overall winner will win an awesome AEG Kitchen Assistent™! To get those tastebuds tingling, here is one of my favourite family recipes:

When we were little Mum would always ask what we wanted for our special birthday meal. We could have anything we wanted and one of my favourites was Half Hour Pudding. In fact, I can barely remember what else I asked for, except for trifle, which tells you a lot about my eating habits! 


Ingredients

3oz brown sugar
2oz margarine
½ cup milk
5oz plain flour
3oz raisins
2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt

½ cup of brown sugar
1½ cups of boiling water

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 175°c/350°f.

2. Cream the sugar and margarine in a bowl.


3. Add the milk, flour, raisins and baking powder and mix well. Put to one side.


4. In an ovenproof dish, put the ½ cup of brown sugar and 1½ cups of boiling water and stir until melted.


5. Place the mixture from the bowl into the sugary mix and put in the oven for 30 mins.


6. Remove from the oven and enjoy with some cream or custard!


I'd love to know if you try it out, or how you would put your twist on it! Also, tag me into your #WrenFamilyFavourites so I can try them too!

Written in collaboration with Wren Kitchens

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Thursday, 8 October 2015

We've Sold Our House!

Our flat went on under offer on Tuesday and we put in an offer on our dream home which has been accepted! We're so excited and I can't quite believe it yet!


Our flat went under offer on Tuesday and whilst I can't wait to move into our new house with more space and a bigger garden, I also feel sad about leaving my little home which we've put so much work and memories into!

Here are some before pictures:


And here are our after pictures:


Quite a difference eh?! Out with the beige and in with the white! It's strange though, for two years we've put off doing jobs around the house, then it comes to selling it and it's the best it's ever been! Most of the vintage features that I fell in love with are now gone, but that's just how the market works around here.

But it's the end of an era. Two years ago I was a single girl moving into my new flat. Now I'm moving out of that flat with a fiance, a baby, two cats and three guinea pigs!

We've looked at a number of houses over the last few months and there's one which we both immediately loved and could see ourselves living in forever. This was back in July and we thought it would sell quickly so we'd never have a chance to buy it. We've kept our eye on it, looking at the listing and expecting it to sell, but it never did. So as soon as we accepted an offer on ours we put in our offer and got it!

It's a lovely little country cottage, with an extra bedroom for Sorsha, and really nicely decorated so we just have to move our stuff in! The best bit is the big garden and the view...


...is amazing! I feel like I should pinch myself every time I see it!

We move at the end of November, providing all goes well (which is a constant worry!) and you'll get the grand tour then!

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