October 16

BAD – Cooking

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I decide to take part in Blog Action Day (BAD) 2011 as a challenge. Blog Action Day is a day were bloggers from all over the world blog about a particular topic, the topic chosen this year was food as it is world food day today . Blog Action Day has been going since 2007 and has discussed topics such as water, climate change, poverty and the environment.

For my food post I decided to share a favourite recipe with you, it’s lemon and orange cupcakes. My mum cooks these sometimes as our birthday cakes. Below are some pictures of the cup cakes we’ve had for our birthdays.

Jarrod's 4th b'day

Jarrod's 6th b'day


Here is the recipe for the cupcakes so you can make them at home.

Lemon and orange cupcakes:

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup margarine

2 eggs

1/2 cup yogurt or 1/4 cup milk (I used home made yogurt)

rind and juice of 1 orange

1 lemon (to make up 1 cup)

1 1/2 cups SR flour

cream sugar and margarine, then add eggs and liquid and finally SR flour.

mix well then pour into patty pans or muffin tin

bake for 20-25 mins at 180C

makes 10-12

BAD cooking on PhotoPeach

What’s your favourite recipe? Please share it with me.

What did you think  of my cup cakes?


Posted October 16, 2011 by Jarrod in category Uncategorized

32 thoughts on “BAD – Cooking

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  2. Mrs Kathleen Morris

    Dear Jarrod,

    Lemon and orange cupcakes sound really yummy! I enjoyed reading your recipe and watching your PhotoPeach.

    Thank you for the idea of Blog Action Day. I have published a post on the 2KM/2KJ blog about it too.

    One of my favourite recipes is a chocolate brownie. This is a recipe I got from my sister and I’m going to make it in a few weeks when we have a Morris family get-together.

    Here is the recipe (Note, this is not healthy!)


    200g dark chocolate, chopped
    200g unsalted butter, cubed
    3/4 cup (155g) brown sugar
    3 eggs, whisked
    100g milk choc bits
    100g white choc bits
    3/4 cup (115g) plain flour


    Preheat oven to 170°C. Line a 18cm (base) square cake pan with non-stick baking paper.

    Place the chocolate and butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on Medium/50% power, stirring every minute, for 1-2 minutes until melted. Set aside to cool slightly.

    Add the sugar and eggs to the chocolate mixture and mix until combined. Stir in the choc bits and flour until well combined. Pour into the pan.

    Bake for 25 minutes or until crumbs cling to a skewer when inserted. Set aside to cool completely.

    Happy cooking!
    Mrs M☀rris

    1. Jarrod (Post author)

      @ Mrs M☀rris,

      Thank you for leaving me a comment.

      I checked out the 2KM and 2KJ blog and I left a comment.

      Your pal,

  3. sgalvin

    Dear Jarrod,

    Thank you so much for sharing your favourite recipe!

    I love lemon and orange-flavoured foods, so I think I’ll have to save this recipe to try in the future!

    I think your cupcakes looked great – especially with the green icing. I really liked your Photopeach as well – what a great way to show all the steps in cooking your recipe!

    Now I need to prepare my blog post for Blog Action Day, too!

    Stef Galvin

  4. Ross Mannell

    Hi Jarrod.

    I like your Blog Action Day (BAD) blog post. The cakes look very tasty. The recipe looks an easy one to make.

    What is my favourite recipe? Here is one my neighbour’s two children like.

    Choc-chip Cookies

    • 150g butter
    • 1/2 cup castor sugar
    • 1/2 brown sugar
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 1 egg
    • 13/4 cups plain flour
    • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
    • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
    (my neighbours prefer a whole cup of milk chocolate chips not any dark)


    Preheat oven to 180°C or 160°C fan forced. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper and set aside.

    In a bowl, cream the butter, castor sugar and brown sugar until fluffy.

    Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.

    Stir in the flour a little at a time. Stir in chocolate chips.

    Roll tablespoons of the mixture into balls and place on the baking tray evenly spaced apart to allow for the mix to spread.

    Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden. Leave on the tray for 5 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool.


    When I was growing up we use to always call what you make patty cakes with icing. With so much borrowed from American TV shows, more children In Australia now know them as cup cakes with frosting. It’s interesting how things in our language can change over time.

    This is another wonderful post, Jarrod.

    Ross Mannell (teacher)
    NSW, Australia

    1. Jarrod (Post author)

      @ Ross Mannell,

      Thank you for leaving me a comment.

      What a long comment.

      Thanks again.

      Your pal,

  5. Erin

    Heey Jarrod!!
    It’s good to see your in the Blog Action Day! eheh
    I reckon those cupcakes are reaaaaaally good. 😀
    I have alot of favourite recipes but one that I think is easy is Chocolate Mug Cake!
    You get to make a chocolate cake but in a mug!!
    This is the website that the recipe from:

    Serves: 1
    4 tablespoons flour
    2 tablespoons sugar
    2 tablespoons cocoa
    1 egg
    3 tablespoons milk
    3 tablespoons butter flavour infused rice bran oil, or butter
    ¼ teaspoon vanilla essence or peppermint
    1 tablespoon choc chips
    1 large mug
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    Preparation method
    Prep: 10 mins | Cook: 3 mins
    1. Add dry ingredients to the mug, and mix well.
    2. Crack an egg and add it to your mug. Be sure to mix it well to avoid any pockets of flour in the corners. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the vanilla essence.
    3. Pop your mug into the microwave & zap for 3 minutes on maximum power (1000watt). Wait until the cake stops rising, and sets in the mug.
    4. If necessary, run a knife around the sides of the mug, and tip the still warm cake out of the mug and onto a saucer.

    only use half the recipe if u use a mug or you could put it in a bowl.

    ahah well have fun cooking!!

    1. Jarrod (Post author)

      @ EZ,

      Thank you for leaving me a comment.

      The recipe might come in handy.

      I Like to hear from you.

      Your pal,

  6. Rubie

    Hi Jarrod,
    I really like the music you put on the video of you cooking. And I saw a picture of me at one of your parties.

  7. Jarrod (Post author)

    @ Rubie,

    Thank you for leaving me a comment.

    Thank you for the complements.

    I will enjoy the cupcakes .


  8. Ms Thompson

    Dear Jarrod,
    I love your post. I can see you are very passionate about food.

    My favourite dish to make is called marshmallow mermaid pie. I saw it in a movie once and found the recipe on the internet. It is really yummy and easy to make but you might need some help from your mum.

    9 graham crackers (or 226g digestive biscuits)
    1/2 C. sweetened, flaked coconut, toasted
    5 Tbs. butter or margarine, melted
    34 lg. marshmallows (224g/8oz)
    1/2 C. whole milk
    1 1/2 C. heavy or whipping cream
    1oz/28g. unsweetened chocolate, grated (I used diary milk)

    1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees. Combine coconut and graham crackers in food processor until coarse crumbs form.
    2. Combine crumbs and butter with fork. Press to bottom and side of 9-inch pie dish. Bake 10 minutes and cool on wire rack.
    3. Heat marshmallows and milk in a saucepan over low heat until smooth, stirring constantly. Remove saucepan from heat. Cool completely (30 minutes.)
    4. In large bowl with mixer at medium speed, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Fold marshmallow mixture into whipped cream with grated chocolate. Spoon filling into cooled crust. Refrigerate pie at least 3 hours or overnight.
    5. Top with mini marshmallows and rainbow sprinkles.

    It tastes really good with strawberries.

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  10. Mrs. Jacobs

    Aloha Jarrod,
    A great recipe! Cupcakes are so nice and make each person feel special. What I noticed in your PhotoPeach was the smile that appeared once the baking was done.

    Here is a recipe that is easy to make but I’m not sure it’s that good for you 🙂

    No-Bake Cookies
    makes about 2 dozen

    2 cups sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1/4 cup cocoa
    pinch of salt
    1/2 cup milk
    1/2 cup peanut butter
    1/4 cup butter
    3 cups oatmeal

    Combine sugar, cocoa, milk and butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
    Cook until the mixture starts to boil and cook for 1 minute.
    Add vanilla, salt, peanut butter and oatmeal and quickly stir until combined.
    Drop teaspoons onto parchment paper and let cool.

    A hui hou,
    Mrs. Jacobs

  11. Ryley

    Dear Jarrod,

    I hope you had a great time skipping with Royce.

    What was your favourite bite Royce:?:

    From your friend

  12. Mikayla

    @ Jarrod,

    I like your blog post.

    I like you slideshow thata you did.

    I think your cup cakes were very good I wonted to eat them they looked that nice.Good gob on makeing those cup cakes.They looked dileses to eat.

    Did they tast dileses and nice to eat?

    I like your blog post and slideshow again Jarrod.

    Your friend,

  13. Logan

    Dear Jarrod 👿

    Awesome post 😎

    My favourite recipe is pancakes and cupcakes. 😆

    Is cupcakes your favourite recipe?



  14. Pam Cranford

    This is perhaps the best blog that I have read during the Blog Challenge. You thoroughly cover your subject and are creative in presentation. I loved your graphics in the title “Bad Cooking” and I would love to know the source of those letters. Also I enjoy the photos you shared of your family. The PhotoPeach video was genius and well-made. You have a great blogging future. I promise I will be back to see what you will post in the future.
    We would love it you would visit our blog and leave us a comment too. Hope to hear from you at http://www.coconnections.wonecks.net

  15. Jarrod (Post author)

    @ Pam Cranford,

    Thank you for leaving me a comment.

    I will check out your link.

    Do you have a blog ?

    Your new pal,

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  17. angie

    Hey Jarrod!

    I enjoyed hearing about your recipe and seeing the photos you have added to your post! Here is my favourite recipe!

    This recipe makes 20 chocolate chip cookies!


    125g butter chopped
    200g dark chocolate chopped (doesn’t matter what size)
    1 cup brown sugar
    3 beaten eggs 
    1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    3/4 cup plain flour
    3/4 cup self-raising flour
    1/4 cup cocoa powder
    1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped

    Put the butter and chocolate in a saucepan at low heat. Stir for exactly 3 minutes or until it melts. Remove from heat and immediately transfers contents into a bowl. Add sugar, eggs and vanilla. Mix very well. Sift the flour and cocoa over mixture. Add walnuts and then stir to combine.
    Place in refrigerator for 1 hour or until it’s firm enough to roll.
    Preheat oven to 180°C. 

    Roll heaped tablespoonfuls of mixture into ball, doesn’t matter what size, and place 3cm apart on lined bakery trays. Bake for about up to 12-15 minutes, and then swap the trays after 8 minutes, or until the biscuits are cracked on top. Note:  cookies will firm on cooling and stay fudgy inside.

    Cool on trays for 5 minutes. After that, transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 

    Shortcut: place butter and chocolate on a heatproof, microwave-safe bowl. Heat it uncovered, on HIGH (100%) for about 2-3 minutes. Do this while stirring every minute with a metal spoon, or until melted and smooth.

    Now place your made contents into your mouth and feel your taste buds tingle!  
    This is my favourite recipe!

    I thought that your cup cakes were absolutely fantastic! I myself am no expert on cooking but your recipe looks amazing! 
    Keep blogging!

    1. Jarrod (Post author)

      @ Brianna,

      Thank you for leaving me a comment.

      I had a look at your blog and I like your magic 8 ball. I also take it your a Justin Bieber fan.

      Your new pal,

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