Cheesy Breadsticks – Baking with Tabitha

This week it was back to baking for Tabitha and I, as she is a beginner I thought it was best to stick to tried and tested simple recipes. So I have shared this recipe on the blog before (you can find it here) but I haven’t made them in a long time so decided it was a good one to try for our next baking session as it is pretty simple and involves both mixing and rolling the dough.


  • 125g of Flour
  • 137g of Cheese
  • 82g of Butter
  • 1/2 tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp of Salt
  • 1/4 tsp of Black Pepper
  • 62ml of Water


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C and line a baking tray with parchment
  2. Add the flour, cheese, butter, baking powder, salt and pepper to a large bowl and combine
  3. Slowly add the water bit by bit to create a firm dough
  4. Once combined you can start rolling out the dough on a lightly floured surface
  5. I did this by taking a small chunk of the dough at a time and rolling it to a thickness slightly larger than a pencil
  6. Repeat this until you have used all of the dough, I would recommend leaving 2-3cm between the sticks when baking as they do spread
  7. Then you can pop them in the oven for 8-10 minutes, until golden brown

If you are looking for recipes to try out with your toddler than I definitely recommend this one, it wasn’t too messy and was easy to get them involved and learning new skills for both mixing the dough and then rolling it too. Even if she wasn’ entirely happy about the sticky fingers (ironically as usually she revels in getting messy). They certainly were not as uniform as the first time I made them so a few needed cooking for a few minutes longer so make sure you keep as eye on the oven.

As always we would love to here if you tried out the recipe and if you have any suggestions for what we can try next!

Chantelle and Tabitha x

Iced Cupcakes – Baking with Tabitha

Since moving to Stockholm, whilst being heavily pregnant, our social calender has not been what it once was so I have been looking for creative ways to keep Tabitha entertained and also feel like I am teaching her something in the process. So this week I decided that we should try to bake together, it is something that I thought she would like to get involved in, she loves getting her hands dirty, and I have missed since she came along so it just makes sense to incorporate the two. We had so much fun and it was surprisingly not stressful at all so I thought I would share it with you.


  • 100g of Butter
  • 100g of Sugar
  • 100g of Flour
  • 1teaspoon of Baking Powder
  • 2 Eggs
  • 130g of Icing Sugar
  • 6tablespoons of Water
  • Sprinkles (to decorate)


  1. Start by preheating your oven to 200C (fan)
  2. Then cream the butter and sugar together in a bow, I started this bit before letting her take over as it requires some elbow grease
  3. Add the flour and baking powder and mix until crumbly
  4. Add the eggs and whisk until your batter is smooth, again here I finished this off so it was the right consistency
  5. Then pour your mixture into 12 cupcake cases
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes
  7. Once baked, remove and allow to cool
  8. Whilst the cupcakes are cooling you can make your icing by mixing the icing sugar and water
  9. Then spread evenly over your cupcakes
  10. Finally add the sprinkles and allow to set before eating!

They came out VERY flat, Tabitha clearly needs to develop her whisking technique, but they were still yummy, I mean come on, its cake and icing why wouldn’t it be yummy. It is definitely something that we will be doing together more often and I hope to share what we make with you.

Do you have any ideas or suggestions on what we can make/do?

Chantelle (and Tabitha) x