Category Archives: Food

School Bake Sale Cakes for Children in Need 2016

This evening, we have been baking cupcakes for the school bake sale for Children in Need 2016.  Each child was given a paper plate to fill with cakes ready for the sale to raise money tomorrow.

School Bake Sale Cakes for Children in Need 2016

We really enjoy baking cakes.  These dairy free and egg free red velvet cakes are our favourites.  You can read more about our cake baking here.

We made the red velvet cup cakes and let them cool.

We waited for the cakes to cool then covered them with buttercream icing.  I decided to use plain buttercream rather than putting food colouring in it.  I thought that it would help the sprinkles to stand out more for these cakes.  As Children in Need usually means lots of spots, we decided hundreds and thousands would be a great choice.  We also added some lovely colourful dried flowers, although these do look a little bit like feathers. Continue reading School Bake Sale Cakes for Children in Need 2016

Delicious Dairy Free and Egg Free Apple Pie Recipe

Delicious and simple dairy free and egg free apple pie recipe.

After spending time picking up fallen apples from my Gran’s apple tree, we blanched some then made this delicious apple pie recipe.  This recipe has always been made by Gran and Mum so I am carrying on the tradition by making it for my children.  They both really enjoy tasting this recipe.

Apple Pie Recipe

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How to Blanch Apples

How to blanch apples this autumn.

It is that wonderful time of year again, where collecting fallen apples and making apple pie is a must.  My son absolutely loves apple pies, especially when we have been able to collect the fallen apples from his Great Gran’s apple tree.  Here is how to blanch apples.  My Mum has been doing it this way, for what seems like, forever.

What to do if you have too many apples: how to blanch apples

We managed to collect a few too many this year.  We really don’t like seeing food go to waste.   I peeled, cored and blanched the apples that were spare. Continue reading How to Blanch Apples

Most Popular Blog Posts for September

Most Popular Blog Posts for September family, lifestyle, reviews, food and recipe blog posts.As the new school year has started and we are getting into our new routines, I thought that looking through out most popular blog posts for September would be a great idea to help me get back into the routine of blogging.  September has been a hectic month for my family, which has meant that blogging has taken a bit of a back seat.  Now that things are settling down, I am excited at the prospect of having more time to write blog posts.

Although I have been away from this blog for a little while, my posts have still be read and shared so thank you all for stopping by.   Here are the most popular blog posts for September on Dillydrops Blog.

Popular Family Posts

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Delicious Dinosaur Dinner Recipe Collection

Delicious Dinosaur Dinner

As part of the Summer 2016 Cooking with Kids with 3 Princesses and 1 Dude, we have made a Delicious Dinosaur Dinner.  This is a recipe that children can make with very little adult support.  All recipes are dairy free but you can substitute the soya products with dairy ones, if you wish.  Both children really enjoy anything with a dinosaur theme so they were very excited about having a special dinosaur dinner.

Cooking with Kids: Delicious Dinosaur Dinner

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