Bread Pudding

This pudding is a great way to use you old bread, plus it’s easy to make and tastes great. There are also many things you can do with it… if you want to make a savoury bread pudding then leave out everything sweet and instead add cheese, fried mushrooms and onions then serve with a tomato sauce. Or you can do a chocolate bread pudding and spread chocolate spread over one side of the bread and add chunks of chocolate instead of raisins. Enjoy! […]

Baked Apples

This dessert is pretty quick and easy to make. It’s also healthier then some desserts and a great way to use up old apples. Enjoy! […]

Chocolate Sinks

These chocolate sinks taste absolutely AMAZING and though they a while to make i would totally recommend it. Also I you don’t waste as much brownie because you use 3/4 of it in the sauce (which by the way I created my self and I think it totally gorgeous!!!) When you make the chocolate that goes squares on top of the brownies just make sure you don’t over heat the chocolate other wise it won’t harden properly and then you won’t get the sink effect. […]

The BEST Chocolate Mug Cake

This cake is Delicious, Great for a Chocolate fix as well as Quick and Easy to make, plus you don’t technically need any Cooking Skills to make it – Just a half descent Microwave and a suitable cup. The worsted thing that could happen is that you’ll over cook it slightly and it will have a rubbery texture, but it’s fine if you smother it in either cream or milk and then leave it to soak in for a few minutes. Enjoy […]

Orange Cake

This cake is a great way to use up Oranges – It tastes great and it’s easy to make. Enjoy! […]

Coffee Caramel Cake

It was my Dad’s birthday last week and though I’d combined two of his favourite things together in a cake… This a delicious cake for the coffee lovers out there and it’s actually a lot easier then it sounds, especially if you use ready made Chocolate curls and Caramel. Enjoy!!! […]

Chocolate-Ginger Cake with Chocolate Sauce

This cake take a while to make but it is well worth the effort. Ginger and Chocolate are such a good mix and in this cake you get the best of both worlds, the slight spiciness of the ginger and the richness of the chocolate are gorgeous, Made even better when smothered in hot chocolate sauce, and served with Ice-cream. […]

Upside Down Pear Cake

This is a favourite in my family, and even my little sister who doesn’t like pears at all loves this cake.. It’s also amazing quick and easy to make. You can heat the cake up a little if you wish by sliding it right side up onto a tray and sticking it in a GM4 preheated oven for 10 minutes before serve with hot custard or vanilla ice cream. Enjoy Fellow Bakers! 🙂 […]

Eggless sponge pudding - Frugal War Rations Recipes


Inspired by “Victory Cookbook” by Marguerite Patten and BBC’s “Turn Back Time” series. What I love about this era which ran from 1940-1954, is the ‘waste not want not‘ attitude to food. Compare that to today’s ‘throw away a third of the food you buy’ mentality!

I can’t imagine for one moment that war time cooking was easy, but it was certainly frugal and good for the environment in terms of zero food […]

Baked apples with raisins and cinnamon

Here’s one of the easiest puds of all – baked apples. Bramleys are a great cooking apple that end up beautifully light and fluffy so do use them for this recipe. (Obviously it’s more economical to make it when you’ve got the oven on high for something else)

Vegetarian (or vegan if you use non-dairy spread) Time: 10 minutes preparation + 45 minutes cooking time Cost: about 70-80p a head

1 medium sized Bramley apple […]