baking solves everything

I have never been as busy as I’ve been the past 11 weeks! A new baby throws any sort of routine out the window and you find yourself in a constant cycle of feeding, changing, settling and then running around like a crazy woman trying to feed other little ones, make a drink, grab a snack, jump in the car, find someone’s shoe, brush someone else’s hair, write a quick email………it goes on. You know what I mean.

Everyone gets a job

Thankfully my little guy is starting to sleep for longer stretches at night and I no longer find myself up to watch the start of Good morning america every single morning. We now just watch it a few mornings. And I’m starting to feel like my old self again. Yesterday I plonked emerson in his daddy’s arms and did some baking with the little ones.

My littlest baker!!!!

They love getting in the kitchen and I feel so bad that I haven’t had a lot of time to do baking. Plus I’m trying to get the kilos off and I just can’t say no to baked goodies. But yesterday we did some lemonade scones…. I skipped the cream.

For daddy!
and some cookies. I used old faithful, my one cup cookie recipe, using muesli instead of oats for  a nice bit of variety (and to finish off the bag). Elodie took on quality control and as I went to grab something from the other side of the kitchen she tested out a cookie and put it back on the tray before the oven.
Cookies too! Elodie decided to taste one and put it back! Cheeky
This is my one cup cookie recipe and it never fails me. Just 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of oats, 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of desiccated coconut and about 175g of melted butter. Combine all of the ingredients, roll into little balls, flatten on a baking tray and bake in a nice hot oven (my oven is crazy old so I do 400 degrees for everything now) until golden. Cool on the tray and enjoy! If your mixture is too dry add a little juice, too wet then add a few more oats. It’s that easy. Play around with chocolate and nuts too.
Muesli cookies!
And to finish off a pretty perfect afternoon I came home from the newsagent with some special treats. Just grabbing some time to myself with a cup of coffee and a pile of magazines is heaven. Totally underrated. And will you check out the savings on that gorgeous book – it’s a beautiful book too.
I love a trip to the newsagent!
oh but then got it better when I read from Mrs Woog that Country Road opened an online outlet store! 1 new summer dress and a top came to less than $50 and will be at my house soon. What a day.


  1. I know what you mean Retromummy. I can remember those newborn days. It stays busy with 5 kids, but thankfully as they get older, the busyness comes a little later in the day. Love your one cup recipe. Will try it soon.

  2. Totally agree baking solves a lot – when we get back from our NZ holiday and I am missing family ,and back to being ‘ me and the kids’ and I’m hot in QLD and out of mojo…I know I am feeling a bit better when I bake!! And that happened yesterday, and now its 830am and a choc zucchini cake is in the oven for morning tea – not everyone agrees with us, but glad you know its true :) Love your work xo

  3. Oh goodness those early days are hard work and i only have the one child so far!What an awesome mum you are to make time for baking with the slightly bigger little one’s. one cup cookies sound great. I might have to try that recipe out myself. I love catching up and reading your blog. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thanks for the recipe – gives me something to do with the kids on this horrible cold wet Melbourne day.
    Also thanks (I think) for the tip about the Country Road outlet store. I saw your post on FB last night and promptly took a study break to grab myself a dress and top for under $50. Hopefully this weather will be a little more Spring-like by the time they arrive.

  5. Great recipe, having three kids glued to the TV today..allowable for today we have had a busy week! your cookie recipe will be just the answer for later when I have to ply them away from the box…

  6. You are totally right – a pile of magazines and a cuppa is underrated. It’s my favourite thing to do when the kids are asleep.

  7. Enjoy your magazine reading, you deserve it! I should do more baking with the kids but I know all that yummy goodness will also go around my mid-riff so don’t do it as often as I would like :)

  8. Those cookies. Delish. Sustenance during newborn stage.

  9. I made similiar biscuits this morning and blueberry muffins hopefully enough to feed the visitors expected soon. Cuppa, magazines to read and sitting in the sun to do is is bliss!! Louise

  10. Oh, did you mean you omit the cream from the scones themselves, or serve them without cream? What do you substitute, if it’s from the scones themselves?

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  12. Oh definitely the simple things Corrie, always the best. And baking is such a lovely way to pass the time… eating baked goods, an even better way 😉 xo

  13. my fave fave treat – magazines. and tea. and a moment to myself. well, two out of three aint bad.

  14. Wow! It’s amazing to think that Em’s already 11 weeks old – how did that time fly so fast?!!! … Great to hear you are starting to find a semblance of a rhythm, and like yourself again! I *still* find that hard to do sometimes … and my little one is 4!!! … And an only child!! … Once again, I must tell you how incredibly inspiring you are Corrie!!! Enjoy your magazines & book – that one *does* look yummy!!!

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  16. Corrie what is the address of this online country road outlet, have searched through woogsworld and googled no luck…. pretty pretty please

  17. I worked it out, when I looked back at the pictures, and saw the cream going into the mix. And sorry for the double post – I left my phone adding my comment as I swapped train platforms, and this is what it got up to when I wasn’t looking.

  18. Must try this recipe with my kids. They love baking too.
    And I’ve got to tell you I have an unattractive case of envy that you scored that Eric Lanlard book at that price. Green, I tell you. Not my best colour! 😉 Enjoy!

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