Michael’s cooking weekend

Michael has had a very busy weekend in the kitchen. Yesterday morning he decided to make breakfast for the whole family, including Nana and Granddad. I was very impressed with the lovely cheese omelette he produced for each of us. He even made the buttered toast.


Yesterday afternoon he wanted to help me make pizza bases from scratch for dinner. We used a lovely recipe for the pizza based that was posted by Rae over at The Jam Jar. You can find the recipe at this link: https://thejamjar.net/2017/01/07/pizza-dough/.

I hadn’t really planned to make pizza last night so we only had tinned tomato & onion mix and cheddar cheese to use as toppings. The pizzas were delicious and the bases were really tasty. Both pizzas were completely finished.

Then today, Michael wanted to make something for tea. He decided on Smartie biscuits. They were really nice and here is the recipe:


250 ml melted butter (1 ml = 1 gram);

250 ml sugar;

2 beaten eggs;

5 ml vanilla essence;

750 ml sifted flour;

5ml baking powder; and

125 grams Smarties


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl. Add the melted butter and the vanilla essence and mix using your hands. Stir in the smarties.

Roll the thick mixture into balls and flatten them. Lay them on a prepared baking tray about 2 1/2 centimetres apart. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until the biscuits are golden brown.


Robbie and Michael Cheadle are the co-authors of the Sir Chocolate Book series and Robbie Cheadle is the author of Silly Willy goes to Cape Town (coming soon)



59 thoughts on “Michael’s cooking weekend

  1. What a good cook and baker Michael is .. Taking after his Mum.. 🙂
    its wonderful when they take an interest in cooking.. means they will never be stuck to cook a meal..
    My hubby is a great cook and now we have retired, he loves to cook the main meals.. And I let him.. 🙂
    We have just one rule.. who ever cooks doesn’t wash and dry the pots.. And it works perfectly.. 🙂 ❤

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      1. Aww that must be nice.. Father and Son cooking together.. Wonderful.. 🙂 and yes shusssh.. but Hubby is a great Cook… And it stems back from me working full time and he part time when our children were younger.. He says he doesn’t know why woman waffle on about cooking a Sunday Lunch and its easy.. And he always cooks Christmas Dinner.. 🙂 stuffing the works.. 😀 I am a very lucky lady 🙂 in many ways Robbie

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  2. Great weekend, Robbie. Loved the post. You might like the following, my granddaughter and I loved it. It didn’t take long and it was fun.


    4 Tablespoons Flour
    3 Tablespoons Sugar
    2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
    1 teaspoon Baking Powder
    1 Egg
    3 Tablespoons Milk
    2 Tablespoons oil
    A Splash of Vanilla Essence
    How to make it:
    Get a large mug and spray it with non-stick spray.

    Combine the dry ingredients in the mug.

    Add the wet ingredients and combine with a fork.

    Microwave on high for three minutes.

    Serve with frosting or ice cream.

    From; Kirbiescravings.com

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