Effortless Style





Updated: Aug 11, 2020

I am definitely no chef. I like my recipes easy and quick. I am also notoriously bad and pancakes - I just burn the pans and make a mess. BUT, these worked a treat and looked pretty good too! I posted a pic on FB and on Insta and was asked for the recipe so here it is.

For The Pancakes

-300g SR flour

-1tsp baking powder

-1 tbsp caster sugar

-400ml soya milk (I recon any plant milk will work)

Method - Pop it all in a mixing bowl and mix. Straight forward! I use a ladle to measure out small dollops into a frying pan. I used olive oil to stop it from sticking as it was on hand, most recipes suggest veg oil.


I honestly have no idea why people slave away making jam. This was so easy and quick and mega delicious. It can stay in the fridge for up to 3 weeks (I think this is why - it doesn't store as long as jam) and is perfect for on cereal, porridge, on flapjack and buns etc.

-500g berries (I used about 150g of blackcurrants freshly picked from the garden mixed with frozen berries)

-100g caster sugar

-splash of orange juice

Method - Pop it all in a stainless steel pan and pop it on the hob- keep staring till it resembles a jammy/compote consistency.

Yummy Extras

I used hotel Chocolate vegan buttons which melted deliciously on the warm compote. The kids who aren't vegan (god damn it) had marshmallows and some choppy fingers crushed and sprinkled on top. If anyone could recommend some vegan marshmallows that would be fab!

I am so looking forward to making these again, maybe they will pass my Mum's seal of approval?

Updated: Aug 11, 2020

When 'For Small Hands' got in touch with us and asked if we would like to test their baking kit, the kids were super excited. 'For Small Hands' was set up by the wonderful Alice, mother of three and chef Alice - Alice has worked in many kitchens and was also the pastry chef at 'The Lanesborough Hotel' - London - need I say more? (Spoiler - she is fab, the biscuits are fab!) When it came the kids really enjoyed seeing what was inside the box. Each ingredient was measured and packages in paper bags, tabled and colour coded to fit with the instructions! This little detail was great, It meant that even Nola (at 2) could tell me what ingredient came next she really felt involved. We all found the egg packaging genius - a cardboard roll with wool! Amazing - it worked a treat!

In the kit was : All of the ingredients weighed out correctly (including egg and butter!), a cookie cutter and a selection of beautifully selected sprinkles. Our theme was mermaids. We got a shell shaped cutter and sea themed sprinkles along with blue and purple icing!

The children had SO MUCH fun. Nola found unpacking fun and all of them enjoyed just being able to tip the whole pack of ingredients in without it being 'too much'. They all helped each other and felt really grown up not needing as much help. We got absolutely loads of biscuits out of the dough and according to the kids they tasted delicious! (I don't eat egg/butter so I couldn't try). This was such a lovely treat, especially during lockdown. I would defiantly consider sending one of these boxes as a gift.

The instructions kit has great tips on how to make your cookies look super stylish. My kids couldn't resist getting stuck in and drizzling and sprinkling their treasure everywhere! Although ours have a definite 'homemade' look, they are still beautiful and the kids were so proud of their creations!

Thank you so much for sending us this to test out! We had lots of fun!

Vitis 'For Small Hands' here to order your box. They have baking boxes and jammy dodger boxes available. There is also a subscription box option too as well as baking add on, like extra cutters or cases. How fab would these be, I love the idea of taking a little jar of biscuits for the children's new teachers in September as a welcome back! These would be a great gift for a child in the family too.

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