Foodie Friday with Millie's Cupcakes

Hi all and Happy Foodie Friday. My name is Danielle and I own Millie’s cupcakes. This all started in the year of 2016, I was never a foodie or a baker but the story behind Millie’s Cupcakes certainly changed all that! A few of you may be reading this and think “who is Millie?”.. Millie was actually my horse of 18 years who I had from her being born and brought up myself until the 16th March 2016 when I had to make the hardest decision of putting her to sleep. I found myself with time on my hands and the process of grieving hard. I decided I needed to fill my spare time – which is when Millie’s Cupcakes launched a few months after!

As the years have gone on, my menu has somewhat grown! What started off as being just a few cupcakes here and there, to cakes, brownies and now because of 2020 I have adapted to offering graze boxes and ‘lockdown boxes’ which in all honesty I have never had a busier year than what I did in 2020.. I will forever be grateful and because of my customers, they turned an awful year to possibly one of the most memorable for me personally yet. As I introduced a more weekly delivery slot for customers to send lockdown boxes to their loved ones doorsteps, the faces and emotions I was able to see because of my boxes was phenomenal and something I will never forget!

This third lockdown we’re all in, definitely feels harder this time round and I don’t think the winter dark early nights have helped, but summer and the lighter nights are just around the corner for us all. I think Boost is a great initiative as home-schooling I can imagine is so challenging and having a parent guide to help you as you support your child’s learning is so useful! I have provided some simple, fun baking recipes below where you can get all the family involved, have fun and enjoy the tasty result!

If you’d like to follow me on my growing baking journey, you can find me on Instagram (millies_cupcakes_16) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/milliescupcakesforyou)

No Bake Rocky Road’s (filled with any chocolates you like!)

This easy Rocky Road recipe is a fun and quick no bake cake! #WinWin

Perfect as a chocolate treat for children and grown ups too, this tray bake is a take on the traditional chocolate tiffin packed with your favourite chocolates and marshmallows!

A simple Rocky Road recipe uses chocolate, butter and golden syrup, along with marshmallows and biscuits or other fillings.

For me, my personal fave is Maltesers or Bourbon Biscuits.. in this case the biscuits are replaced by the Maltesers 😉

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Total Time: 15 Minutes

Servings: 16

Calories: 380kcal

MILLIE’S INGREDIENTS:

  • 150g butter

  • 200g Milk Chocolate

  • 200g Dark Chocolate

  • 4tbsp Golden Syrup

  • 300g Maltesers

  • 180g Mini Marshmallows

To decorate…

  • 200g White Chocolate

  • 100g Maltesers

LETS GET BAKING:

  1. Melt the butter, milk chocolate, dark chocolate and golden syrup together and stir thoroughly.

  2. Allow the chocolate to cool slightly and then stir in the Maltesers and mini marshmallows.

  3. Line a 20cm x 20cm baking tin with baking paper and press the mixture firmly in.

  4. Melt the white chocolate and pour all over the top. Press in the remaining Maltesers.

  5. Allow to set in the fridge for at least a couple of hours.

  6. Turn out of the tin and cut into small chunks using a very sharp knife (adults could step in here)

MILLIE’S TIPS:

You can melt your chocolate in a saucepan or the microwave. If using a saucepan, only use a very very low heat or the chocolate, butter and syrup will seize and go grainy #NotTheLookWeWant

If melting your chocolate in the microwave (which I prefer) use a large bowl and microwave in 30 second bursts, being sure to mix very well between each burst.

No Bake cinnamon rolls

These cinnamon sugar rolls are a quick snack the kiddies can make all by themselves!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 4

Calories: 124kcal per serving

MILLIE’S INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 slices of white bread with crusts removed

  • 2 tablespoons of butter

  • 2 tablespoons of cinnamon sugar

  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

  • 1/8 teaspoon water, or as needed

LETS GET BAKING:

  1. Roll the bread slices until very flat. Butter the bread and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

  2. Starting on one side, roll up the bread slice until tight.

  3. Repeat with the second bread slice and cut the bread rolls into 1 inch slices

  4. Mix the confectioners sugar with the water in a small bowl to make a thin frosting

  5. Drizzle frosting over the bread slices and serve

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