Category Archives: Baking

We won!

Woohoo we won the Abel & Cole photo competition!! You can read about the fun we had making the shortbread here.

We won the key ingredients to next months competition which is to make Stilton and Celeriac Soda Bread and the judges said they LOVED our entry. Yay! It made my day ūüôā

Here is the photo that we submitted….

Abel & Cole competition

I think¬†we have now¬†caught the baking bug ūüôā

Gem x

We had a go at baking for a change!

We started an Abel & Cole veg box scheme a couple of weeks ago and it is great! I love that the veg is organic, I’ve tried and liked veg I wouldn’t have bought before and all the packaging is recyclable plus the company is fun and quirky which leads me to the reason for this post.

Abel & Cole do fun¬†competitions that I came across when I read their blog and this months was a Photo baking competition. All you have to¬†do is bake¬†some¬†Citrus & Spice Shortbread, the recipe is located on their blog which you can find here and send in a photo and you can win the key¬†ingredients to the next months recipe. Now, I don’t bake¬†but when I read that they like a bit of quirkiness in the photo’s it appealed to my creative side and I knew the girls would love to do some baking so we had a go!

Toddler baking          Making Gingerbread

The recipe was really easy and great for the kids to get stuck in, we soon made the dough and the girls used alphabet and shape cutters which they loved! Here they are being cheeky monkeys.

Gingerbread for Abel & Cole DSC_0422 Abel & Cole gingerbread

We agreed that we should add fruit and veg to the photo and once I got the girls on track to not eat the biscuits which was¬†REALLY hard as they smelt loooovely, they started adding the produce from our recent delivery…

DSC_0441    DSC_0439    Abel & Cole competition

The girls had great fun especially as they were making up new vegetable names whilst they were doing it like broccopear and carroty apples, which they thought was hilarious!

We finally got¬†our photo which¬†is this one…..

Abel & Cole competitionI love the¬†photos with the girls in as they had such a good time but I thought this one was more generic to enter the competition! ….oh I might just send them two anyway, who doesn’t love a photo of two happy children! ūüôā

We also made these with the leftover dough ….apparently the top left is me and the top right is Daddy :-/¬†DSC_0450We really enjoyed baking and actually I CAN do it! The shortbread was really yummy, I recommend it!¬†We had nearly polished off the lot by the end of the day…….diet starts Monday right?!

Gem x