Yummy Toffee Sauce

Great with Ice-Cream (or on it's own if you're all out of ice-cream)

This is a quick and easy way to make a delicious toffee sauce, just Yummy as Michael says!

  • 50g Brown Sugar
  • 50g Irish Butter
  • 125ml Milk (or cream if you really need the calories)
  • 3 tbs Golden Syrup

Melt the butter and sugar over a high heat with the sugar until fully dissolved. Whisk in the golden syrup and milk (or cream) over a moderate heat until just boiling. Remove from the heat and allow to cool sufficiently to thicken a little. Pour over ice-cream and enjoy.

Above sufficient to make a very generous sauce for 6 bowls of ice-cream.

Wholemeal scones

Superfood snack

Give a Superfood touch to this long-time kitchen staple by using wholemeal flour. For an extra energy-boosting start to the day, why not mash a banana and spread it on a warm scone?

Makes six scones

Wholemeal SconesIngredients

50g plain flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
150g plain wholemeal flour
50g of butter
50g of caster sugar
125ml of milk


1. Sieve the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl
2. Blend in the wholemeal flour
3. Cut the butter into small cubes
4. Rub this into the flour mix with your fingers until the mix is powdery
5. Mix in the sugar, then add enough milk to make a dough
6. Place the dough on a worktop that’s been dusted with flour, so it won’t stick
7. Knead the dough with the hands until it’s smooth
8. Make it a round and flat shape, then cut 6 triangles in it
9. Transfer to a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes, 230°C/450°F/Gas mark 8
10. Serve and eat as soon as possible.
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Homemade fruity and nutty muesli

You're Nuts

Nuts are a fantastic source of protein and are rich in lots of minerals including iron, magnesium and zinc. Most kids enjoy making this simple muesli. Serves four-

Suitable for vegetarians

Fruit and Nutty MuesliIngredients

  • 1 pack Muesli Cereal Base (or a mixture of rolled wheat and oats – available at most supermarkets)
  • 100g mixed dried fruit – try blueberries, cranberries, raisins and chopped apricots
  • 50g sesame seeds
  • 50g sunflower seeds
  • 100g chopped mixed nuts (e.g. brazil nuts, hazelnuts, walnuts and almonds)


  1. Mix all the ingredients together and store in an airtight container in a dark cupboard.
  2. Serve with milk or topped with yoghurt and fresh fruit.

Bananas wrapped in bacon

Strange combination that works...

Sounds like a strange combination but it works! The sweetness of the banana mixes with the savoury bacon. It helps to make the rashers as lean as possible by trimming as much of the fat as you can.
Serves four

Banana wrapped in baconIngredients

  • 4 bananas
  • 4 slices of lean rashers


  1. Peel the bananas – remove the stringy bits as they’re often bitter
  2. Wrap each banana tightly with a slice of rasher, then wrap the lot in tin foil
  3. Put a skewer lengthways through the banana
  4. Cook on the barbeque for around 10 minutes until the rasher is cooked through

Spicy scrambled eggs

Simple Egg Supper

Eggs are rich in protein as well as being a source of iron. They are also a source of two important antioxidants - lutein and xeathanthin – which help to keep eyes healthy. Serves one


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon salsa
  • 1/4 red chilli or ¼ teaspoon dried chilli (this can be adjusted to taste)
  • Drop of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat about a teaspoon of olive oil in a frying pan (non-stick if you have it) on a medium heat
  2. Beat the eggs with the salsa and as much red chilli as you like. If this is your first time using chilli, leave out the seeds
  3. Pour the mixture into the heated pan and mix gently until it is cooked enough for you
  4. Serve on its own or with wholemeal toast. This also makes a quick lunch with crisp salad and cherry tomatoes