My name is Suzy Pelta and on May 3rd 2012, I won Lorraine’s Cake Club Competition on ITV1′s ‘Lorraine’ Show with my original cake recipe of a chocolate and banana cake with peanut butter frosting!
I am a Mummy to 3 gorgeously cheeky children and we love to bake as a family, so I have set up a blog (www.suzypeltabakes.com) to share my family’s recipes and my baking tips!
I have also just launched my own 'Bake With Suzy' baking mixes in retro tins which will be available in store and online from the end of October!
Keep in touch with me via twitter @suzypelta
CHEF OF THE WEEK
Every week, we are going to showcase a Chef or Cook or Baker of the week and bring you interviews, recipes and some beautiful photographs of their creations. For our first week, we had a very difficult decision as to who to feature. There were obviously some very strong contenders but after careful consideration, we have decided upon Suzy Pelta. (Never mind Jamie & Nigella, there is always next week). We have to say, that we have copied Suzy's peanut butter frosting idea and it is lovely!! We will add a recipe and a picture of Suzy's baking everyday, so please come back and have a look. Today of course, we should start with Suzy's Award Winner, her Chocolate & Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting.
Next up is Suzy's Raspberry Lemonade Cheesecake. Don't be put off by the length of the recipe, we made it last night and it was easy and absolutely gorgeous!!
A very wet Monday needs to be brightened up, so today we have chosen Suzy's http://suzypeltabakes.com/recipes/citrus-crackle-cookies/ that are guaranteed to put a touch of summer back into your life.
It's Tuesday and if you are in serious need of a midweek pick me up, then Suzy's http://suzypeltabakes.com/recipes/fudgy-flapjack-fingers/ are the perfect treat. We used a Ripple bar rather than a flake and the end result was amazing. Very easy bake and oh so yummy!!
As it is Wednesday, and a dull, wet one at that, we decided that this 'no-bake' by the wonderful Suzy, might be just what the weather gods ordered. http://suzypeltabakes.com/recipes/no-bake-smores-cake/
An elderly couple asked us last night for an old fashioned pudding. Just so happens http://suzypeltabakes.com/recipes/ugly-duckling-bread-butter-pudding/
As the week of featuring the wonderful Suzy Pelta draws to an end (we are genuinely sad it is finishing) we decided to go with a cake that will put a smile on our faces. http://suzypeltabakes.com/recipes/caramel-loaf-cake/
We will have a little bit from Suzy later on today, to say goodbye.
Thank you so much to David from Home to Home Cooking for his wonderful feature on me and I hope you have enjoyed my recipes!
This is an exciting time for me as my 'Bake With Suzy' baking mixes in retro tins arrive in store at the end of next month! I'm already busy expanding the range in time for Valentine's Day too!
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GOOD MEALS ON A TIGHT BUDGET
Our feature this week is all about how to feed a family on a tight budget without resorting to what you think are supermarket bargains. Saying that, don't be ashamed to look at the reduced price aisle, I always do and get many good quality ingredients for a fraction of the price.
TWICE BAKED JACKETS
One of my families favorites. Simply get 4 good sized potatoes and pop them in some tin foil and into a hot oven for an hour and fifteen minutes. Remove and allow to cool a little, out of the tin foil. When cool enough to handle, cut in half and scoop out the white potato into a large bowl. Mix in some grated cheese and a chopped onion or two. Give the mix a mash with a fork and then put back into potato skin. Bake in the oven, not in tin foil, for another 15 minutes. Serve with some salad.
Approximate cost for a family of four is under £2.
Now onto my favorite budget meal for four. SQUIRREL
Wash six medium slice potatoes, slice thinly. Do the same with a sweet potato. Boil them together for 15 minutes, drain and put to one side. Slice 2 onions into chunky slices then using a roll of sausage meat, slice into 12-14 portions. Place all the ingredients, in no order, into a casserole dish. Add a tin of chopped tomatoes and a tin of beans. Sprinkle any herbs over dish and place in oven for 40 minutes on a medium heat.
Approximate cost for a family of 4 is under £2.50