Nelly Elliott

Newcastle based blogger, mama, creative, coffee-only with my oxygen, vegan, plus-size fashion lover and feminist.

@nellyscupcakes

Birthday Merriment!

So I am one year older, I turned 24 last week!

I am a giant child at heart so like to celebrate my birthday over a whole week, rather than just the one day. As I am a boring working lady these days I only had four days to spend celebrating this year, but it was awesome!

Friday, I spent the day pampe…

Top Four TV Obsessions

While my blog may be mainly food-related I do have other interests and obsessions in my life, I thought I would share some with you, as I would like this blog to be more than simply food and recipes.

Recently I have been signing up for a lot of blog related sites like 20 something bloggers, the foo…

Spanish Omelette-tastic!

A sort of tribute to Spain's triumph at the World Cup


I am really getting back into the swing of this cooking malarkey.

I am determined to not just eating the same old thing every single night.
I got stuck in a bit of a rut/rotation of the same meals, lasagne, curry, chilli, chicken and rice bl…

Banana Bread Huzzah! (part two)

So here is the recipe, for those who want to make it properly!

Ingredients

Unsalted butter for greasing
225g Self raising flour
150g of demerara sugar
Pinch of salt
Half a teaspoon of cinnamon
Half a teaspoon of nutmeg
2 large over-ripe bananas
175ml of orange juice
2 eggs (beaten)

1. Preheat the oven to 180…

Banana Bread Huzzah! Well sort of...

I remembered to email myself the pictures! Go me! *applause*

However, as I sit at my desk feeling pretty happy with myself, I have suddenly realised I have completely forgotten to bring the recipe to work!! It is in a book on a shelf in my kitchen. *facepalm*

So anyway, here are the pictures of my b…

Progress has been made people!

I baked! That's right, me! I baked!

I decided against the snickerdoodles, even though they are awesomely funny to say. I had some rather over ripe bananas hanging around my kitchen so decided to make an old favourite; Banana Bread.

It was an overall success, the bread/loaf tasted lovely in the en…

Surprise Surprise

Well well well, here I go again!

I keep promising myself that I will update and get back into baking, but it always falls by the wayside.
I am off work today so have decided to tackle a recipe from my HUGE collection I have been meaning to try.

The reason I am off work is a long and involved one reall…