Apple “Fatjagz” (Flapjacks)

Today I have had help in the kitchen from my big brother Oscar. This recipe was originally one of his. When Oscar was small he struggled with words too, which is why we call this recipe “Fatjagz” instead of flapjacks. Now he’s big he knows ALL the words……..and he uses them ALOT! But he never needs me to use them. He always understands me, and he is always kind to me. He’s the best big brother ever and I had lots of fun baking with him today 🥰


  • Butter 6oz
  • Golden Syrup 6oz
  • Porridge Oats 8oz
  • Self-raising Flour 2oz
  • 2 Grated Apples
  • Lots of raisins or other dried fruit

How to make: 
Melt the butter and syrup together and mix well. 
In a big bowl mix the oats, flour and apple. 
Stir in the syrup mixture until everything is sticky. 
Spread the mixture out on a baking tray lined with paper and shape into a rectangle. 
Bake for 25 minutes or until golden. 
When it’s cooled down cut the rectangle into small squares. 

We’ve tried lots of different things with these flapjacks over the years and added cinnamon, nuts, and seeds. Honey instead of golden syrup, and granola instead of porridge oats. They all work well and they are always yummy! 😋

Let me know if you come up with your own version so I can try it too! 😃


Penguin Biscuits

Today is Penguin Awareness Day, so my bake today is dedicated to my best friend “Pemming”. 

I have had Pemming since I was four months old and Father Christmas brought him for my Christmas present. It was love at first sight and we have been together ever since. He fits snuggly under my arm and I can take him anywhere (although due to several “unfortunate incidents” in the past he’s now strictly a house Penguin).

Pemming is always there for me, he always understands how I feel, and he makes me feel secure. He is my emotional support Penguin. Everyone should have one. 


  • Butter 6oz
  • Caster Sugar 4oz
  • Plain Flour 8oz 
  • Cocoa Powder 3oz

To decorate: 

  • Icing sugar
  • Orange food colouring
  • Writing icing 

How to make: 
Squish the butter and sugar together with a fork until they are creamy.
Mix the flour and cocoa powder together well, and then add it to the creamy butter mixture. 

Stir it all together well, then use your hands to squash it all together to make a ball of yummy chocolatey dough. 

You need to wrap up your dough and put it in the fridge for an hour. 

Roll out your dough and cut out your penguins! 🐧 

They need to bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes on 180 degrees. 

Once they are cooled you can decorate them! 🙂


Cheese Straws

Happy New Year Bakers! 

It’s back to school for me tomorrow, so today I have been making cheese straws to go in my packed lunch. This seemed like a good idea so that just in case I feel a bit wobbly about going back to school (although that hardly ever happens because my school is the best!), I will know that I have one of my favourite lunches in my bag waiting for me. 


  • Ready made puff pastry
  • Cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg

How to make: 

Roll out your pastry (or you can buy it in sheets which is even quicker).

Grate cheese onto a sheet of baking paper, lay your pastry on top, and squash it all down. This makes the cheese stick to the pastry. 

Beat the egg in a bowl, and use a pastry brush to paint it onto the pastry. Grate a little more cheese on top. 

Have your grown-up cut the pastry into strips, then twist them into “straws”.

Paint your straws with more egg mixture then bake in the oven on 220 degrees for about 15 minutes,  or until yummy golden brown. 😋 

Cheese straws are one of my favourite bakes because they are very quick. Perfect for when I’m feeling extra enthusiastic 😃


Christmas Gingerbread Men

With my Autism and only just being 5 years old, I would find it hard to write and understand why I’m handing out Christmas Cards.

To feel included in the Christmas giving in my class, I have baked all my friends a Gingerbread biscuit. I love them and know they’re yummy and I will know that I’m doing something nice by handing them out to my classmates and teachers.

I really hope everyone enjoys them, Merry Christmas!

The Gingerbread Men Recipe

You will need the following ingredients

  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 6 tbsp clear runny honey
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon 
  • 200g unsalted butter
  • 450g plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Writing icing and smarties for decoration

How to make your gingerbread men:

First, you need to put the sugar, honey, orange juice, vanilla extract, ginger and cinnamon in a pan over a low heat and stir until all the sugar has dissolved. Take the pan off the heat and add the butter. Keep stirring until all the butter has melted, then leave the mixture to cool. 

It’s best to let your grown up do this bit for you. It’s nice to make them feel included early on, and cooker hobs can get very hot. 

Once the spicy mixture is cool you can pour it into a big bowl with the flour and salt and squish it all together until you have a big lump of dough. It smells lovely!😊 

Wrap the the dough in cling film and put it in the fridge over night. 

The next day you can roll out your dough and cut out your gingerbread men. You need to cook them in the oven at 180 degrees, for about 15 minutes until the edges go golden. 

When they are cool you can decorate your gingerbread men. I like using writing icing and smarties.   

Enjoy! 😋

Immy’s top tip: 

Putting my dough in the fridge until the next day can be hard to accept because I like to live in the moment, and don’t really understand why I have to wait. However it is the best thing for my gingerbread men, and I’m told that it’s teaching me patience 🙄

I like to have an emergency biscuit ready just in case though, to help take my mind off things and stop me feeling too disappointed 😉