Sunday, 8 May 2016

Chicken pox and a crumble disaster

Hi everyone,

Sorry I haven't written a post for a while. We've had so much illness :(
Now Daisy has chicken pox! She's been so good and trying not to scratch, but she's got it ever so bad...absolutely covered in spots. We've been waiting for Henry to catch it but so far no spots.

Chicken pox is no fun for a baby so we're hoping he won't catch it this time while he's still little. Henry has had his fair share of problems new tooth through after another. Hopefully the next one will be through soon!

Recently our meals haven't been brilliant every day and the children have lost their appetites lately.  Well, despite the hot weather today, I cooked roast chicken for lunch. For pudding I made apple crumble using an old 1950s recipe given to me by my lovely friend...

As I eat a low carb diet now, I decided to make a crumble for me using coconut flour. I made a little pear crumble and a little pineapple crumble for the freezer...

When I opened the oven door I could smell coconut biscuits :) I served it with ice cream.

Oh my goodness it was so bad! It was dry and stuck to the roof of my mouth! I tried to eat it with cream instead but it was hopeless. What a waste! 

I will attempt a cake using coconut flour though and see how that goes. 

Has anyone else ever baked with coconut flour before?

Mandy x


  1. Hi Mandy, you must increase the liquid when substituting coconut flour as it absorbs. I love cooking with coconut flour and oil, good luck in future.

    1. I've only just seen this...thank you xx