Wow! Who Knew About This Egg Hack?

Everyone loves a hack, right? We were super excited to find out about this cool tip for separating eggs. We've tried it ourselves and it really works. Take a look!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1TbRLtuZ1Q Hope it makes your life just that teeny bit easier!

Focaccia Stuffed With Pesto & Tomatoes

Focaccia Stuffed With Pesto & Tomatoes

If you are looking for a food project this weekend, look no further as this is it. We've upped the ante by adding juicy cherry tomatoes and by slapping red pesto into a traditional Focaccia. Ingredients: 500g Strong plain Flour 7g Sachet Yeast 1tsp Salt 3tbsp Red Pesto (see link https://mumsinreallife.co.uk/2019/06/19/red-pesto-sauce/ for one of our [...]

James’ Granola Squares

James’ Granola Squares

Fancy a sweet treat? James has cooked up the ultimate granola squares to give you that sweet fix (with only some of the guilt). Maple Granola Bars Now, I hear you ask...are these granola bars healthy? Well, they are mostly oats which help regulate blood sugar by slowly releasing energy. Almonds & Cranberries are high [...]

You Deserve Butter!

You Deserve Butter!

James' Spiced Fruit LoafWe did warn you that James is a serial bread maker didn't we? Here's his debut bread recipe for his divine fruit loaf. Definitely something for the weekend. Packed with fruit and has a good hit of cinnamon this tea time treat is delicious with thickly spread butter. Ingredients 400g Strong white [...]

Do You Budget For Your Meals? What’s Your Weekly Planning Secret..?

I'd love to hear what people do when it comes to their household shop. Don't be shy. Please share what works. Are you the type of person who flies by the seat of your pants and wings it every day? Buying food on a whim , depending on what your taste buds are calling for? [...]

Summer Berry Pavlova

Summer Berry Pavlova

Remember last weekend when it was summer? (temporarily) We had a lovely bbq over at our fab friends' house - they were 'doing' the meat, so we said we'd bring something lovely for pudding. What screams summer bbq more than pavlova? Loads of beautiful seasonal strawbs and raspberries loaded on a fluffy meringue base. Happy [...]

Rhubarb & Summer Berry Crumble With Ice Cream & Custard

Rhubarb & Summer Berry Crumble With Ice Cream & Custard

Here at Mums In Real Life, we love a good pudding. Cue Rhubarb coming into season and for us, this equates to happy days! This Rhubarb & Berry Crumble hits all the right notes. It is also ridiculously easy to make! Ingredients: 500g Rhubarb, cut into chunky cubes Handful of frozen summer berries 2oz Demerara [...]

Quick 10 minute Rainy Day Cookies

School pick up is imminent and the weather here is miserable! Here is a fantastic rainy day cookie recipe to keep the kids occupied when they can't get outside to play. Ingredients: 125g unsalted butter 100g caster sugar 75g soft brown sugar 1 medium egg, lightly beaten 2tsp vanilla extract 150g plain flour 1/2 tsp [...]

Celebration Cake – Fail Safe Baking Method

Baking in the past was always a bit hit or miss for me. I have made some shocking looking cakes, cakes that are embedded in our family history and have generated hours and hours of laughter (it's a very good thing I'm not overly sensitive!). Soooo, when on my very first Mother's Day as a [...]