My Baking Spree

Yesterday I had a sudden burst of energy, and decided to take advantage of my husband being home for the afternoon and did some baking. I posted some pictures on Instagram and Facebook and a few people asked me for the recipe, so I thought I would post them in here. I am pretty rubbish at following a recipe verbatim, so each was tweaked slightly as I went along.

Savory Muffins – based on recipe here


I made these for Ted using silicone cases and instead of using bacon I used ham, and topped them with a bit of tomato. I am really pleased with how they turned out and would definitely make them again. He seemed to like them too! I really want to make him some fruit muffins too, with banana or blueberries, and have some frozen. I love baking for Ted and it seems worth it now that he actually eats it instead of throwing it on the floor!

Slow Cooker Chocolate Orange Cake – based on recipe here


Yep, I made a sponge cake in the slow cooker. I am as surprised as you are. I wanted to try it out and wasn’t holding out much hope, but it turned out really well. Aside from some burning on one side, It was cooked to perfection – really moist and tasty. I had it with custard and a cup of tea as a treat once Ted had gone to sleep. My husband doesn’t really eat sweet things but even he enjoyed it! Definitely going to try doing other bakes in the slow cooker.

I am loving all the programmes at the moment about how to save money and not waste food – it has given me a real kick up the backside to plan our meals, buy fresh veg from the grocers and make sure it gets used. It is really satisfying to cook a good meal for my family instead of taking short cuts as I so often do. I love it when Autumn hits and the slow cooker comes out – I made a bolagnese in it yesterday and today we will be having a lovely beef casserole. Really hoping to experiment with it this year and make some lovely meals. It really is ideal – I prep all the veg and put it on when Ted has his nap, and that’s it – I don’t have to give dinner a second thought. What do you make in your slow cooker? I would love some new recipes, please share them below in the comments! Xx

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  1. Sarah, thanks so much for sharing the muffin recipe. They look delicious and am really looking forward to making them. Totally with you on not wasting food – I can’t bear it. I don’t have a slow cooker although you’re definitely convincing me I should. One thing I always do if I’m making chili, bolognese etc is double up on the quantity and put half in the freezer for another day. So nice to have a home cooked meal on the days you don’t feel like cooking – you’ll have a lot of those days once baby no. 2 arrives 🙂 Really enjoying your blog.

    1. Hi Hannah! Lovely to hear from you from across the pond! Thanks for your lovely comment 🙂 I hope Maggie and Kate enjoy the muffins, you will have to let me know how it goes. You definitely need to get a slow cooker! (Do they call them ‘crockpots’ in the States?) Mine is a life savour and lovely in the Autumn/Winter. Good idea about freezing meals, I am definitely going to have to do that when it gets near to my due date! xxx

  2. Oh wow, I want to try that slow cooker cake! Im doing the Clean 9 at the mo, Im on day 2 of no eating so this just made me very hungry hehe. I think I should treat myself to a slow cooker cake when Im done! haha

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