Pancakes, Sweet Bread

Vegan Peanut Butter Waffles

Hello Veganuary! Anyone else feel like Veganuary has become huge this year, 2019? With Greggs releasing their infamous vegan sausage roll that all of us were waiting for as well as large companies like Pizza Hut and McDonalds also adopting vegan dishes, the amount of vegan conversations I’ve seen on social media is insane!

For Veganuary I wanted to create something that even non-vegans would be tempted to try. These waffles look and taste just like normal waffles (if not better). They are more dense, like a sweet bread rather than light and fluffy but the peanut butter makes them sweet and nutty. These would be perfect on their own with a sprinkle of fruit (or any toppings of your liking) but I also made a Maple Peanut Butter Syrup to drizzle over… which believe me, makes this dish!

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Cakes

Marble Cake

Marble cake is my favourite! And especially good when you love both chocolate and vanilla cakes and you find it difficult to choose which one to have!! This cake is very simple, with no real icing on top just a drizzle of both white and milk chocolate. You can cut this cake in half and fill/cover with a chocolate buttercream if you like, like this recipe by Sallysbakingaddiction!

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cupcakes

Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow Cupcakes

Happy St. Patricks Day! A day I personally do not celebrate, but always seem to end up in a pub (that’s normal, right?). This year though I opted for a less alcoholic way to celebrate by creating some St. Paddy’s Day chocolate cupcakes!

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40 Day Meat Free Challenge, Updates

40 Days Meat Free Challenge – First 7 Days

For anyone who doesn’t follow my social media, I have decided to give up meat for Lent. I wouldn’t call myself a huge meat lover, but most of my midweek meals always include chicken and I rarely think of ordering a vegetarian (or fish) meal when I go out to a restaurant.

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Every week, I will be posting about how I’m getting on and what kind of new meals I’m eating. The best way to stay up to date is through my instagram: merakibaking. Follow along if you like and let me know if you have any recipes or inspiration on things I could try! This post is about the first 7 days being meat free.

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Cakes, Sweet Bread, Uncategorized

Banana Loaf with Toffee Sauce

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The best way to use up bruised and old bananas is in a loaf cake! Never throw away older looking bananas again, as they give the best flavour for this recipe!

Covered in toffee sauce, this banoffee type loaf is so scrumptious perfect for all the family. I have also created my first ever baking video, so check it out! It’s not the best but I can’t wait to learn and imprive as I think videos make the steps come to life and the recipe is just easier if you can watch someone making it!

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Pancakes

Caramelised Banana and Custard Pancake Stack

So yes, I did just post a “healthy” recipe for pancake day but now… it’s time for the SINS! Because lets face it, nothing is better than treating yourself to something oozy and delicious after a horrible wet rainy day in the UK.

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These are the ULTIMATE sweet treat for a day like pancake day which all the family (especially the kids and big kids like me) will enjoy. The caramelisation of the banana melts into the vanilla custard which is just so darn good!!

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Pancakes

Greek Yoghurt Pancakes

It’s pancake day! Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras whatever you call it it means a day when breakfast, lunch and dinner can acceptably be pancakes pancakes and more pancakes.

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