Homemade Cola

A really easy to make homemade cola soda that is bursting with flavour from spices, citrus and lavendar. This is what cola should taste like when it’s made with real ingredients and not 110% sugar*!               *probably an exaggeration

Homemade Cola - A really easy to make homemade cola soda that is bursting with flavour from spices, citrus and lavendar. This is what cola should taste like when it's made with real ingredients and not 110% sugar!

My mum’s first reaction when she saw this Homemade Cola was “why isn’t it black?!” And that may well be similar to the reaction you are having, it certainly doesn’t look like the cola we know. And, I’ll be straight up with you, it doesn’t exactly taste like it either. But there’s a good reason for that, and that is it’s made with a reasonable amount of sugar and all natural flavours and no colouring. I won’t claim to know exactly what Coca Cola put in their drinks, even after having been to the World of Coke twice (totally worth doing if you’re in Atlanta just btw) but I know there is A LOT  of sugar, and colourings to make it as dark as it is.

Homemade Cola - A really easy to make homemade cola soda that is bursting with flavour from spices, citrus and lavendar. This is what cola should taste like when it's made with real ingredients and not 110% sugar!

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Deep Fried Creme Eggs

Your favourite Easter chocolate as you’ve never seen it before! Cadbury Creme Eggs covered in a crispy, fluffy Vanilla batter and deep fried to gooey, yummy perfection. A sinful treat that should be wrong, but tastes so right!

Deep Fried Creme Eggs - Your favourite Easter chocolate as you've never seen it before! Cadbury Creme Eggs covered in light, fluffy Vanilla batter and deep fried to gooey, yummy perfection. A sinful treat that should be wrong, but tastes so right!

I know what you’re thinking, deep frying chocolate is an abomination, it shouldn’t be done and I’m messing with the laws of physics and biology. But OMG! It’s so ridiculously good, it shouldn’t be, but it really is! You’re gonna have to trust me on this one, try it and you’ll see what I mean. So, won’t you join me in this godless adventure? After all, it’s so much more delicious on the dark side!

Deep Fried Creme Eggs - Your favourite Easter chocolate as you've never seen it before! Cadbury Creme Eggs covered in light, fluffy Vanilla batter and deep fried to gooey, yummy perfection. A sinful treat that should be wrong, but tastes so right!

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Peach Cupcakes with Creamy Cinnamon Frosting

Scrummy, moist peach cupcakes with a spiced peach filling, topped with a creamy and delicious Cinnamon frosting – the perfect cupcake for those who don’t enjoy the major sweetness you usually get in cupcake frosting! You can used canned peaches, so you can enjoy these amazing cupcakes all year round!

Peach Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting by Giraffes Can Bake - Moist peach cupcakes with a spiced peach filling, topped with a creamy and delicious Cinnamon frosting. You can used canned peaches, so you can enjoy these amazing cupcakes all year round!I don’t think cupcakes are as trendy as they once were. Not so long ago you’d blink and a dozen new cupcake businesses had popped up, cupcakes were the in thing! Personally, I love a good trend, especially when it’s something as awesome as cupcakes! The trend may have died down now, but my love for cupcakes definitely hasn’t. I mean, what’s not to love? It’s basically an excuse to eat an entire cake and not have your family look at you like you’re dishonouring their name. And they’re so versatile too, with limitless designs and flavour combinations, you’re spoilt for choice! I think cupcakes get a bit of a bad rep to be honest, but I think people who look down on cupcakes just don’t know how to appreciate joy 😉

Peach Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting by Giraffes Can Bake - Moist peach cupcakes with a spiced peach filling, topped with a creamy and delicious Cinnamon frosting. You can used canned peaches, so you can enjoy these amazing cupcakes all year round! Continue reading →

Coconut, Ginger and Chocolate Oat Bars {Flapjacks}

Delicious, chewy oat bars that are packed full of coconut, ginger and chocolate – the perfect snack bar, and great for lunch boxes. Easy to make, with every day ingredients – the whole family will love them

Coconut, Ginger and Chocolate Oat Bars by Giraffes Can Bake - chewy oat bars, packed full of flavour. So easy to make, they're perfect lunch box snack!

It’s that time of year –  summer is ending, autumn is getting so close you can smell the pumpkin spice and kids are heading back to school! I love summer for all it’s wonderful flavours, all my favourite fruits are in season and tasting amazing, plus it’s the perfect time to enjoy a refreshing cocktail or Pimms cup n the garden. But autumn is definitely my favourite time of year, the weather isn’t great in the UK usually – we just have a lot of rain – but it’s cool out during Autumn and that makes me happy, even if it is wet too! It’s such a cozy time too; snuggly sweaters, hot drinks and warm spices – is there anything more comforting than Autumn?

Coconut, Ginger and Chocolate Oat Bars by Giraffes Can Bake - chewy oat bars, packed full of flavour. So easy to make, they're perfect lunch box snack!

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Spicy Mango Layered Rice Pudding {vegan}

A flavourful baked rice pudding with layers of spicy mango jam. Made with coconut milk, making it vegan friendly. So easy to make, it’s a great week night dessert! 

Spicy Mango Rice Pudding by Giraffes Can Bake - A flavourful baked rice pudding with layers of spicy mango jam, with hints of cinnamon and ginger. Made with coconut milk, making it vegan friendly. So easy to make, it's a great week night dessert!

 

They always say that you should go grocery shopping with a list and stick to it (only deviating for a better deal on something you need), and for budget purposes that’s definitely a good idea! I don’t know who “they” are, but they’d probably be very disappointed with my shopping habits! I definitely go with a list in mind, but I usually get distracted by offers and random products, I usually end up coming home with a lot of things I never planned to buy. And while that may not be too kind of my bank balance, it does usually end up producing yummy recipes! This rice pudding is one of those times – I was shopping in Aldi and saw pudding rice and thought to myself “hmm I should make rice pudding soon” so I put a bag in my trolley! That pudding rice proceeded to sit in my cupboard for months, unopened – until it eventually met it’s destiny in the form of this delicious Spicy Mango Layered Rice Pudding!

Spicy Mango Rice Pudding by Giraffes Can Bake - A flavourful baked rice pudding with layers of spicy mango jam, with hints of cinnamon and ginger. Made with coconut milk, making it vegan friendly. So easy to make, it's a great week night dessert!

 

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