I <3 Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon + brown sugar + sweet roll + maple syrup + sticky icing = lots and lots of LOVE.  An illicit love. The kind you aren’t suppose to have anymore.

It’s kind of a problem for me. One I am trying to control.

I admit that sugar + carbohydrates + mid-40s are a big no-no! Sometimes nothing else will do.

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Cinnamon Swirl Bread (& FIFA10)

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

U S of A versus the Great British Isles

If you were in England over the weekend there is probably a very big chance you or someone you know was watching the football. Not just any run-of-the-mill match, it was England’s opening game in this year’s FIFA World Cup Tournament. And it was against the US. Not a problem for most people but in our house it was made complicated by the fact that my OH is English and I am, yes you guessed, American.

Most of the time, we manage to combine our allegiances to get the best of both worlds. Like spending Christmas in Florida and our summer hols in Devon (okay we have only achieved this once but you get my point). The kids have followed suit with their love of pancakes with maple syrup for breakfast and egg, chips and beans at tea time. They are happy to describe themselves as half and half.

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When In Doubt…Bake

Some people go for a jog, others unwind to yoga, and then there are those that go for that glass of wine. Not me. I bake.

Trust me when I say it solves more problems than you think…

When I’ve have had the ultimate “hum dinger” with my husband that’s ended in a Mexican stand-off, I get out the rolling pin and start chopping (apple pie).

When my teenage daughter was home way too late and is still under the duvet at midday, I cream the butter and whisk the batter (cinnamon coffee cake). Continue reading