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Top 10 recipes of 2017

Top 10 Recipes of 2017

Happy new year!!! This year sees Cooking For Busy Mums enter it’s 8th year and wow I can’t believe that my little project to fill in those breastfeeding hours has turned into what it is today. This year I took a little step back from taking on to much sponsored work and focused on engaging […]

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Lamington Trifle

Lamington Trifle

A few weeks ago I had a vision of what I wanted my trifle to look like this year and this was it.  A Lamington Trifle.  It is filled with lamington fingers, mini jam rolls, custard, three types of jelly, cream, raspberries and topped with dried INGREDIENTS 2 Packets Lamington Fingers 1 Packet Mini Jam […]

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Gingerbread Frappe

Gingerbread Frappe

Enjoy the flavour of the Christmas favourite gingerbread biscuit in a cold, creamy and icing frappe. INGREDIENTS 1 ½ Cups Strong Coffee, frozen 6 Ice cubes ½ Cup Milk ½ Tsp Ginger, ground ½ Tsp Nutmeg, ground 1 Tsp Vanilla Essence 1 Tbs Golden Syrup LETS PUT IT ALL TOGETHER Make a strong coffee using […]

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Apple and Cinnamon Pastry Triangles

Apple and Cinnamon Pastry Triangles

Leftover puff pastry and a few apples led me to create this easy dessert.  There are no fussy steps or ingredients. Pair them with vanilla ice cream or custard and serve warm. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 Sheets Frozen Puff Pastry, defrosted 2 Apples, grated Ground Cinnamon Raw Sugar Cooking Oil Spray   LET’S PUT IT ALL […]

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Mint Slice Chocolate Bark

Mint Slice Chocolate Bark

Mint, chocolate, bark they are all words that can be used to describe Christmas and they can also be combined together to make this totally indulgent Christmas treat. Thinner than a rocky road this Christmas favourite doesn’t require perfection or accuracy it just needs a couple of willing helpers and bowl lickers *insert kids. All […]

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Nacho Cheese Seasoning

Nacho Cheese Seasoning

Homemade Christmas presents are the best kind of presents to give and receive.  I have previously made a Chocolate Mug Cake Mix in a jar to gift with a mug to the boys teachers, an they were a big hit. This nacho cheese seasoning is super cheap to make and can be jazzed up in […]

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Chocolate Crinkle Biscuits

Chocolate Crinkle Biscuits

These chocolate crinkle biscuits come out of the oven with a crinkle effect on top making them look a little more special then a standard chocolate biscuit.  Crunchy on the edges and soft in the middle with flecks of chocolate chops throughout these biscuits are a delight to eat. INGREDIENTS 100gm Butter, softened 3/4 Cup […]

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Oreo Spiders

Oreo Spiders

I made these cute and simple Oreo Spiders for Mr 8’s reptile and insect party last month and I thought that they would also be a fun little treat to make for Halloween.  Super easy and the kids can help as well. INGREDIENTS 2 Packets Oreo Biscuits 1 Packet 2 Metres of Licorice (I found […]

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Wholemeal No Added Sugar Apple and Banana Pikelets

Wholemeal No Added Sugar Apple and Banana Pikelets

Pikelets are always a favourite.  You can make them plain or you can pack them full of goodness like I have done in this recipe.  They are perfect for toddlers as they can easily hold them and munch away and are also great in the lunchbox. This version has no added sugars, the sweetness comes […]

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