I think we can all agree that everyone is turning into Mary Berry in lockdown aren't we? Luckily I've been finding an excuse to start working on recipes so I can build a bigger variety for my cake stalls (when we're allowed to, that is) and this is the absolute perfect time to do so!

I've seen on social media for weeks everyone making banana bread, so I thought it was about time to put those bananas that were a little past their best to good use and make my own vegan banana bread! I left a few slices of this at my neighbours house since they can't go out and have their coffee and cake, and they called me to say it was one of the best banana bread's they've ever tried so I knew I had to share this with you all today!

What You'll Need:
2lb Loaf Tin

Loaf Tin Liners
Scales
Whisk
Fork
Skewer

Ingredients
3 Large Browned Bananas

80ml Vegetable Oil
110g Brown Sugar
230g Self Raising Flour
2tsp Baking Powder
3tsp Ground Cinnamon
50g Chopped Chocolate Pieces (Or you can substitute for 50g Raspberries or Nuts)

Directions
1. Preheat your oven to 180c and line your 2lb loaf tin.


2. Mash up your bananas until they're a mushy consistency and add to your mixing bowl.

3. Add the rest of your ingredients to your bowl and whisk together until you have a consistent thick batter.

4. Fold in your chopped chocolate pieces (recommend 50g) to your batter and pour the batter into your lined 2lb loaf tin.

5. Tap the loaf tin on a work top to rude the bubbles.

6. Pop the loaf in the oven for 20 minutes, after 20 minutes place tin foil over the top of the loaf to reduce burning and leave in for another 20-40 minutes, until a cake skewer comes out clean.

7. Leave for 20-30 minutes to cool before taking out of the tin and cutting into slices, serve with berries and enjoy! 

I hope you enjoy this recipe and if you do make it, please tag me on Instagram or Twitter so I can share it with my audience! 


Daisy x

The Most Delicious Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe You'll Ever Find | Baking


I think we can all agree that everyone is turning into Mary Berry in lockdown aren't we? Luckily I've been finding an excuse to start working on recipes so I can build a bigger variety for my cake stalls (when we're allowed to, that is) and this is the absolute perfect time to do so!

I've seen on social media for weeks everyone making banana bread, so I thought it was about time to put those bananas that were a little past their best to good use and make my own vegan banana bread! I left a few slices of this at my neighbours house since they can't go out and have their coffee and cake, and they called me to say it was one of the best banana bread's they've ever tried so I knew I had to share this with you all today!

What You'll Need:
2lb Loaf Tin

Loaf Tin Liners
Scales
Whisk
Fork
Skewer

Ingredients
3 Large Browned Bananas

80ml Vegetable Oil
110g Brown Sugar
230g Self Raising Flour
2tsp Baking Powder
3tsp Ground Cinnamon
50g Chopped Chocolate Pieces (Or you can substitute for 50g Raspberries or Nuts)

Directions
1. Preheat your oven to 180c and line your 2lb loaf tin.


2. Mash up your bananas until they're a mushy consistency and add to your mixing bowl.

3. Add the rest of your ingredients to your bowl and whisk together until you have a consistent thick batter.

4. Fold in your chopped chocolate pieces (recommend 50g) to your batter and pour the batter into your lined 2lb loaf tin.

5. Tap the loaf tin on a work top to rude the bubbles.

6. Pop the loaf in the oven for 20 minutes, after 20 minutes place tin foil over the top of the loaf to reduce burning and leave in for another 20-40 minutes, until a cake skewer comes out clean.

7. Leave for 20-30 minutes to cool before taking out of the tin and cutting into slices, serve with berries and enjoy! 

I hope you enjoy this recipe and if you do make it, please tag me on Instagram or Twitter so I can share it with my audience! 


Daisy x


Who doesn't love a pineapple upside down cake? It's such a classic! I've been working on a vegan version of this recipe for a few weeks now and I've finally perfected it enough to share with you all! I can't wait to start sharing more recipes on here for all of you and I really hope you'll try this out and let me know how it goes! I'll keep it short and sweet, because you're here for one thing only, so keep reading for the perfect pineapple upside down cake.

What You Will Need:

Tools:
9" Cake Tin

Parchment Paper
Mixing Bowl
Whisk
Scales
Tin Foil

For the Topping:
60g Vegan Butter (Melted)
110g Dark Brown Sugar
Tin (or 2) of Pineapple Slices
Glazed Cherries

For the Cake:
220g Plain Flour
200g Caster Sugar
Pinch of Salt
200ml Dairy Free Milk
70ml Pineapple Juice (From the tin or fresh)
80ml Vegetable Oil
1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar

Directions
1. Preheat your oven to 180c and line your 9 inch cake tin.


2. Melt the butter and spread it evenly at the bottom of your tin, sprinkling the dark brown sugar evenly for the glaze.


3. Place your pineapple slices and glazed cherries in the pattern shown in the picture above. (You can even cut the slices in half and put them on the sides of the tin for extra pineapple.)


4. Next, it's time to start on the cake batter. Add the dry ingredients to your bowl, making sure to whisk together until combined.


5. Adding the wet ingredients and whisking together until you get a smooth (lump free) batter.


6. Pour the batter over the pineapple slices and glazed cherries carefully, after the batter is in, tap the tin twice on your surface to remove air bubbles.


7. Pop the cake tin in the oven for 55 minutes. After 30 minutes, put some tin foil over the cake to stop the cake from browning too much and leave to cook for a further 25 minutes, leave to cool for 10 minutes before flipping it over onto your cake board (or plate) and enjoy!

If you make this, please tag me on Instagram or Twitter so I can share it!


Daisy x

The Perfect (And Easiest) Vegan Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe | Baking


Who doesn't love a pineapple upside down cake? It's such a classic! I've been working on a vegan version of this recipe for a few weeks now and I've finally perfected it enough to share with you all! I can't wait to start sharing more recipes on here for all of you and I really hope you'll try this out and let me know how it goes! I'll keep it short and sweet, because you're here for one thing only, so keep reading for the perfect pineapple upside down cake.

What You Will Need:

Tools:
9" Cake Tin

Parchment Paper
Mixing Bowl
Whisk
Scales
Tin Foil

For the Topping:
60g Vegan Butter (Melted)
110g Dark Brown Sugar
Tin (or 2) of Pineapple Slices
Glazed Cherries

For the Cake:
220g Plain Flour
200g Caster Sugar
Pinch of Salt
200ml Dairy Free Milk
70ml Pineapple Juice (From the tin or fresh)
80ml Vegetable Oil
1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar

Directions
1. Preheat your oven to 180c and line your 9 inch cake tin.


2. Melt the butter and spread it evenly at the bottom of your tin, sprinkling the dark brown sugar evenly for the glaze.


3. Place your pineapple slices and glazed cherries in the pattern shown in the picture above. (You can even cut the slices in half and put them on the sides of the tin for extra pineapple.)


4. Next, it's time to start on the cake batter. Add the dry ingredients to your bowl, making sure to whisk together until combined.


5. Adding the wet ingredients and whisking together until you get a smooth (lump free) batter.


6. Pour the batter over the pineapple slices and glazed cherries carefully, after the batter is in, tap the tin twice on your surface to remove air bubbles.


7. Pop the cake tin in the oven for 55 minutes. After 30 minutes, put some tin foil over the cake to stop the cake from browning too much and leave to cook for a further 25 minutes, leave to cool for 10 minutes before flipping it over onto your cake board (or plate) and enjoy!

If you make this, please tag me on Instagram or Twitter so I can share it!


Daisy x


I spoke about this very briefly in my blog post about my cheating ex-boyfriends (How Being Cheated on Affected My Life) but I thought it was something I needed to speak about the toxic side more because I know it's not just me who has gone through something like this, but I never see anyone speaking about it.

I never realised how much toxic relationships clouded my own self-worth until I attempted to start dating again, it took me 2 and a half years after my last relationship ended to even think about dating and when I did, I realised how much my own self-worth was affecting the choice of boys I was choosing to talk too. But alas, I did realise this and took some time to really figure out what I truly wanted and I wasn't going to settle for anything less, but that doesn't mean that I will magically be healed from the past.


I'll never know if my exes (especially my last ex) were aware of what they were saying and doing to me, but either way things they said and did will be with me forever and not in a good way. I've been called fat more than once, I can't recall either of my exes calling me beautiful or pretty and honestly, I never really felt like I was good enough. My first ex kept me a secret and wouldn't let me post pictures of us or even have him as a friend on Facebook (but, 7 years later then he adds me and wants to reconnect?) the other I was honestly quite scared sometimes of what he'd do when he'd lash out throwing things when he lost a game or something minor went wrong. I cannot tell you the amount of nights I cried myself to sleep and looking back, I just want to hug past me and tell her it'll be okay someday.

I'd struggled making friends and the ones I had, dumped me when I got in a relationship (don't worry, I have the absolute best, most incredible friends now), so I was alone. What did my ex do? He'd make sure that when I was staying at his house, he'd make plans with his friends and lie about the fact that there was more people in the car so there wasn't any room for me to come. I stayed good friends with his friend (because his friend didn't actually like him in the end) and he told me that he said I was more than welcome to join them on their road trips but he said he didn't want me to come and wanted to get away from me.

On the anniversary of my dad's death, I was so emotionally stressed that it hit me harder than it usually would and guess what my ex did? Went on a night out with the "boys" which I later found out, wasn't the boys - he ended up at his exes house, shouting at her window to take him back.. While I was at his house, emotional, playing minecraft to keep my mind off things and he was begging for his to ex to take him back, we'd been together over a year at that point.

I remember laying in bed with an ex a long time ago and he'd never called me beautiful before, but he kept going on and on about how beautiful the girl on tv was and my heart broke. I'd constantly wonder if I was good enough, pretty enough or skinny enough for him to love me. So what happened when we broke up? I ate my feelings, because if I wasn't good enough for someone then, I sure as hell never will be.

Oh and shall we just remember the fact that my last ex and I we rarely ever was intimate (if I were to count, it would probably be 10-15 times in the nearly 2 year relationship), and when I asked if we could be, he said yes... if it's a threesome. I cannot tell you how much I cried that night, that the only way he'd want to be intimate with me, was if there was another girl that he could focus on. Can you tell why I was insecure after?


I wondered for a long time if I would ever find someone who would treat me with basic human respect, it didn't really help when I started dating I realised most guys really were just focused on sex - first thing they'd ask is if I'm kinky, or play truth or dare so they can ask sexual questions or dare me to send pictures I wasn't comfortable with. It really did make me think for a while, am I destined to be treated like shit by anyone I end up with? To feel like an object instead of loved? Don't get me wrong, sex is important in a relationship, but I'd actually like to get to know someone and fall for them before having that conversation.

It took a long time for me to understand that with my past trauma and as people like to call it 'daddy issues' I went for guys who had the traits that weren't good for me, instead of finding someone who'll bring out the best in me, I went for what I knew - which is not a good idea, ever.

When it comes to dating, it takes me a while to let my guard down now, because I feel like a deer in headlights in case there's any red flags I need to be aware of. It's a very weird feeling knowing that at some point I will let my guard down and let someone in enough to have the power to hurt me if they wanted, but hoping so much that they won't. Is it really that hard to find your Prince Charming?

It wasn't until this year that I really found my confidence again and started to feel like myself again, I don't look in the mirror and see a fat person anymore, I see a curvy girl. After a long time hating myself from depression and then toxic exes, I feel like me. I've realised what I want and what I deserve (after a few friends constantly confirming toxic behaviour and red flags for me).

I have to say, I don't have any hard feelings towards my exes - if anything, I'm grateful for the lessons they taught me and I believe that when I do find that right guy, I'll appreciate him a million times more than I probably would have before. I am very hopeful being the romantic I am that he will come along one day and then I'll be able to share happy moments with you rather than posts like this.

Sending you my love,

Daisy x

How Toxic Relationships Clouded My Views On My Own Self-Worth


I spoke about this very briefly in my blog post about my cheating ex-boyfriends (How Being Cheated on Affected My Life) but I thought it was something I needed to speak about the toxic side more because I know it's not just me who has gone through something like this, but I never see anyone speaking about it.

I never realised how much toxic relationships clouded my own self-worth until I attempted to start dating again, it took me 2 and a half years after my last relationship ended to even think about dating and when I did, I realised how much my own self-worth was affecting the choice of boys I was choosing to talk too. But alas, I did realise this and took some time to really figure out what I truly wanted and I wasn't going to settle for anything less, but that doesn't mean that I will magically be healed from the past.


I'll never know if my exes (especially my last ex) were aware of what they were saying and doing to me, but either way things they said and did will be with me forever and not in a good way. I've been called fat more than once, I can't recall either of my exes calling me beautiful or pretty and honestly, I never really felt like I was good enough. My first ex kept me a secret and wouldn't let me post pictures of us or even have him as a friend on Facebook (but, 7 years later then he adds me and wants to reconnect?) the other I was honestly quite scared sometimes of what he'd do when he'd lash out throwing things when he lost a game or something minor went wrong. I cannot tell you the amount of nights I cried myself to sleep and looking back, I just want to hug past me and tell her it'll be okay someday.

I'd struggled making friends and the ones I had, dumped me when I got in a relationship (don't worry, I have the absolute best, most incredible friends now), so I was alone. What did my ex do? He'd make sure that when I was staying at his house, he'd make plans with his friends and lie about the fact that there was more people in the car so there wasn't any room for me to come. I stayed good friends with his friend (because his friend didn't actually like him in the end) and he told me that he said I was more than welcome to join them on their road trips but he said he didn't want me to come and wanted to get away from me.

On the anniversary of my dad's death, I was so emotionally stressed that it hit me harder than it usually would and guess what my ex did? Went on a night out with the "boys" which I later found out, wasn't the boys - he ended up at his exes house, shouting at her window to take him back.. While I was at his house, emotional, playing minecraft to keep my mind off things and he was begging for his to ex to take him back, we'd been together over a year at that point.

I remember laying in bed with an ex a long time ago and he'd never called me beautiful before, but he kept going on and on about how beautiful the girl on tv was and my heart broke. I'd constantly wonder if I was good enough, pretty enough or skinny enough for him to love me. So what happened when we broke up? I ate my feelings, because if I wasn't good enough for someone then, I sure as hell never will be.

Oh and shall we just remember the fact that my last ex and I we rarely ever was intimate (if I were to count, it would probably be 10-15 times in the nearly 2 year relationship), and when I asked if we could be, he said yes... if it's a threesome. I cannot tell you how much I cried that night, that the only way he'd want to be intimate with me, was if there was another girl that he could focus on. Can you tell why I was insecure after?


I wondered for a long time if I would ever find someone who would treat me with basic human respect, it didn't really help when I started dating I realised most guys really were just focused on sex - first thing they'd ask is if I'm kinky, or play truth or dare so they can ask sexual questions or dare me to send pictures I wasn't comfortable with. It really did make me think for a while, am I destined to be treated like shit by anyone I end up with? To feel like an object instead of loved? Don't get me wrong, sex is important in a relationship, but I'd actually like to get to know someone and fall for them before having that conversation.

It took a long time for me to understand that with my past trauma and as people like to call it 'daddy issues' I went for guys who had the traits that weren't good for me, instead of finding someone who'll bring out the best in me, I went for what I knew - which is not a good idea, ever.

When it comes to dating, it takes me a while to let my guard down now, because I feel like a deer in headlights in case there's any red flags I need to be aware of. It's a very weird feeling knowing that at some point I will let my guard down and let someone in enough to have the power to hurt me if they wanted, but hoping so much that they won't. Is it really that hard to find your Prince Charming?

It wasn't until this year that I really found my confidence again and started to feel like myself again, I don't look in the mirror and see a fat person anymore, I see a curvy girl. After a long time hating myself from depression and then toxic exes, I feel like me. I've realised what I want and what I deserve (after a few friends constantly confirming toxic behaviour and red flags for me).

I have to say, I don't have any hard feelings towards my exes - if anything, I'm grateful for the lessons they taught me and I believe that when I do find that right guy, I'll appreciate him a million times more than I probably would have before. I am very hopeful being the romantic I am that he will come along one day and then I'll be able to share happy moments with you rather than posts like this.

Sending you my love,

Daisy x

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