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Hi everyone!

After Friday 11th October's successful Pizza making session, some of you asked for the recipe for the quick and easy pizza dough that I made for the children.

Well here it is!

13oz (375g) plain flour

1 teaspoon of salt

1 tablespoon of caster sugar

7g ( 1/4oz) Dried active baking yeast

2 tablespoons of olive oil

8floz (225ml) warm water 45c

Directions : Prep: 10 mins > Cook 25 mins

1. Combine flour, salt, sugar, and yeast in a large bowl.  Mix in the oil and warm water. Spread on a large pizza pan and top as desired.

2. Bake at 190 c / gas mark 5 for 20/25 minutes.

I doubled the mixture and split it in to dough balls for the children to roll our and top for our sessions.

 

 

Tomato Soup Cake!! Yummmmm!!!

Recipe for Tomato Soup Cake. For those who came to Little Action Stars when I asked you all to try this yummy cake and guess what the main ingredient was. Please feel free to give it a try yourself!


Makes 1 x 23cm x 30cm traybake

  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 225g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3⁄4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • a pinch of ground cloves
  • 225g golden caster sugar
  • 1 x 300g tin Heinz tomato soup
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 50g raisins

ON TOP

  • 125g softened unsalted butter
  • 100g icing sugar sifted
  • 300g full-fat cream cheese
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Jelly Tots or other confectionery to decorate
  1. Melt the unsalted butter and allow it to cool. Use a little to grease a 23cm x 30cm traybake tin (there is no need to line it unless you want to turn the cake out).

  2. Preheat the oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Sift the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and spices into a large bowl, then mix in the sugar. Whisk the soup, eggs and melted butter in another large bowl, combine the two mixtures and whisk until smooth, then stir in the raisins. Pour the mixture into the tin.

  3. Bake for 30-35 minutes until risen and firm and a skewer inserted at the centre comes out clean. Run a knife around the cake and leave to cool in the tin.

  4. To make the topping, place the butter and icing sugar in the bowl of a food processor and cream together. Remove to a large bowl, blend in the cream cheese a spoonful at a time until smooth, then work in the vanilla extract. If the mixture seems grainy, give it a quick whirl with an electric whisk, but don’t use a food processor as it will liquefy the mixture.  

  5. Spread the topping over the cake. Decorate with sweets and place in the fridge to set for about an hour. If not serving immediately, cover with clingfilm and chill. Remove from the fridge about 30 minutes before eating.



 

My first ever Blog

Hi everyone! I thought I would give this blog hype a try!

Well this week is my last Little Action Stars session before I go away on my Hen weekend.  I have lots of fun activites planned, its fathers day on sunday so we will be making fathers day/grandad day cards and a lovely England flag biscuit for them, to also celebrate the current Euro football tournement thats occuring!


I have 2 birthday parties this weekend, one for a 5 year old girl and the other is for a 5 year old boy.  Lots of running around and lots of prizes!! I guess I better start wrapping the pass the parcel gifts and printing out the certificates!


My daughters are running about upstairs screaming in excitment as we have just booked our "Honeymoon" + Children which I suppose equals a "Kiddymoon".  We are going to enjoy some hot weather somewhere nice considering England is not providing much sunshine!!

I am getting married in 1 month! time is flying past and I still have so much to do!!

Speak to you all soon xx x

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