Pitta bread Pizza 

Like most kids my children LOVE pizza and are regularly asking if we can order one from local takeaway or Domino’s. They will be happy with frozen pizza’s and we have even got the make your own pizza bases. 

The problem is I always end up over cooking the frozen and premade pizzas or they will be just right on out side and soggy in middle.

I believe it must be a fine art when trying to prefectly cook a prepacked pizza and it is a skill I am seriously lacking on.

That’s why when I saw a close friend posting a picture of her kids and the pitta bread pizza’s I was amazed and excited at the idea and was eager to try it myself.  The great thing about pitta bread pizza is you can make loads of little individual pizzas and they can all have different toppings. So no one has to pick the bits they don’t like out before eating.

To make pitta bread pizza’s you need these ingredients: 

 

  • Pitta bread – a pack of 6 for 49p
  • Cheese – we only used half this pack. £1.09
  • Peppers – pack 3 for £1
  • Tomato purée – 50p
  • Chorizo – £1
  • 1 Onion – 10p

(The little smiling girl isn’t needed for the recipe but she really like to help with cooking and have her picture taken)

Which means this whole meal that feeds 5 to 6 people costs £4.18.

Of course you will needs herbs and seasoning to sprinkle on top. We used Oregano, Basil and Pepper.

Making the pizza’s is so simple that even the children can do it. My kids love creating their own pizza’s especially E (who was my little helper making them today).

So here is what you have to do.

  • First wash and slice up your onion, peppers and grated your cheese.
  • Then remove pitta breads from the packaging and squirt on a blob of tomato purée on to the pitta bread. 
  • Spread the tomato purée evenly around the pitta bread. (I find using the back of a tea or table spoon works better at spreading then a knife).  
  • Next you open the chorizo and start adding your desired toppings to your pizza.  
  • Once you have everything places in your pizza, top with cheese and place on a grill pan.
  • Before you place the pizza’s up the grill sprinkle on a few herbs to give added flavour.  (this was E’s favourite part!)
  • Then place under the medium heat grill until cheese has melted and the edges are golden brown. So about 5-10 minutes.

I tend to accompany the pizza’s with carrot and cucumber sticks, sliced tomato, olives or a little side salad. But best of all is the fact that pitta bread pizza’s are healthier the take out pizza, it great fun for the kids to learn about different foods and toppings plus it kind to your purse.

Pitta bread pizza’s have become a firm favourite in our house and the kids regularly have them for lunch and even sometimes for tea.

Have you ever tried pitta beard pizza’s?

Nikki x 

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BakerDays Letterbox Mother’s Day Cake

As Mother’s Day approaches my excitement has been growing, because it’s a day that I get a lie in (I know your thinking the same as me “what’s a lie in?”) and get to chill out. 

I love Mother’s Day because it is a day that my kids tend to be a little extra attentive. They try their best to be nice and repeatedly tell me I’m the best mum ever. (What mum doesn’t like hearing that)

This excitement was given a boast when I was asked if I would review a Mother’s Day letterbox cake from BakerDays, because it meant the start of my Mother’s Day celebrations and I got to eat cake! 

I completely loved going through there amazing site and looking at all the yummy looking personalised cakes that you can design yourself and make order in a range of sizes.

  • Cupcake (1 portion)
  • Letterbox 5″ (4 portions)
  • Small 7″ (10-12 portions)
  • Medium 9″ (18-25 portions)
  • Large 12″ (40-55 portions)

(Plus with every large cake you get a Free helium balloon)

The day the cake actually arrived, I was so giddy. I couldn’t wait to open the box and devour some cake. This urge was enhanced even more by the delicious that smell wafted in my face as I lifted the lid of the box and I was greeted by the most adorable looking cake tin.



I have to say I was completely blown away by the cake tin. It just added that little extra touch of quality and made the whole thing feel really special. 

I had a quick sneaky look inside and took some snaps before the kids managed to see it (Once they saw cake, the constant nattering asking for a piece would start). Luckily I managed to get some great shots before I put the tin away and save the cake for a sweet treat after our tea.  



When I was first looked at the site I was a little unsure of the cake sizes as I didn’t think the letterbox cake would give us 4 pieces like it’s said but I was pleasantly surprised when I had the cake in front of me because it was bigger then I thought. I knew I would be able to cut it up and the whole family would be able to have a piece. 

I was absolutely smitten with the design of the cake and how clear the writing on it was. I going to personalise it more and add my childrens names when I ordered but I wasn’t sure they would all fit on the cake and even though it was bigger then expected I still don’t think it would of looked right with all 4 kids names on. So I was happy to have to original design that it still as felt really meaningful.



I really liked the fact that the icing went all the way to the edge of the cake board and wasn’t only on the cake. It made the design look great.

When it came to cutting into the cake the favour was a complete surprise for me as I didn’t read the site properly and completely missed the fact that they have 6 different types of cakes available,

  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Fruit
  • Half & Half (vanilla, chocolate, vanilla)
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Which is great if there are certain cake flavours you don’t like or if your allergic or intolerant to certain ingredients. I personally can’t stand fruit cake and I was praying that wasn’t want I was going to find. So as I made my first cut I was holding my breathe.

It was a major relief when I found out it was a mouth watering vanilla sponge.



I was a little gutted that it was just 1 layer instead of being split in to 2 and filled with icing or cream, but I guess that would affect how long it would stay fresh for and how well it would travel. 

And when your sending a cake out in the post you want it to turn up looking great, not battered, smeared or worse, going off.

That being the case it’s a good job these cakes are designed to stay fresh for up to 14 days and are sent out in that amazing tin to keep them well protected and in one piece.

The kids completely loved the cake and thought it was delicious

and Baby dove right in, without a second though.

I waited until the brood were in bed before I relaxed and tried mine (with a nice cup of coffee of course!) I was really pleased with how yummy it was, even if I did find the icing a little much but then I never really been a lover of icing.

Even though I didn’t love the icing I am already planning my next cake and leaving hints at the Hubby for my birthday (which is in next few months) because I am that pleased with the cake and would love a personalised birthday cake from him and kids.

The Letterbox cakes retail at £14.99 and can be delivered 7 days a week (If you order a week in advance you get Free delivery!) and all designs can fit all cake sizes.

BakerDays can be found on multiple social media channels too such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and many more. 

So if you thinking of buying you mum something special for Mother’s Day and your not sure what to get. Try a lovely cake that’s a little bit different, really great quality and is personalised to give it that extra amazing touch. I promise she will love it.

Nikki x 

Disclaimer…

I was not paid for this review, however I was given the product to keep in exchange for my honest opinion of the item and it’s features.

Chocolate chip pancakes (American style)

My kids love these they also love helping me make them.

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It’s a little treat I make either when the kids have been good or to persuade them to be well behaved.

As there is 7 of us I tend to double my recipe but as the average family is 2 adults 2 kids I’ll give you my normal recipe.

135g/4oz of plain flour
1tsp baking powder
2tbsp of caster sugar
130ml of milk
1egg
2tbsp of melted butter/margarine
1tsp of vanilla
Chocolate chips

Mix all dry mixture together in a bowl.
Melt the margarine and leave it to cool slightly (I also use the frying pan to melt the margarine and then use same pan to do pancakes, just to be super unhealthy.)
whisk together the egg, milk and margarine and then slowly pour and whisk the wet mixture into the dry smoothly.
Once it’s all mixed add the vanilla and spoon in to a hot pan and top with chocolate chips.

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To be extra indulgent for the kids. I let them add golden syrup and sprinkles. My husband also like them with sausages and bacon.

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Nikki ❤