Exercise is bad for you and baking isn’t. Fact.

In a desperate/enthusiastic attempt to get fit and tone up a little I decided to employ the services of my school’s PE teacher to help me to get fit and toned over the summer. I actually quite enjoy exercise, and I love going for walks and swimming but recently I’ve lost my enthusiasm to do these things. So paying someone to help me is the next best thing – plus he’s very good and knows what he’s doing!

Unfortunately, after my first session yesterday I now can’t walk up or down the stairs or sit down without it hurting. Yay for exercise! I decided to bake instead and my new victims were my husband’s new colleagues and my friend for her birthday. I decided on peanut butter cupcakes. I had to use a range of websites to convert from cups to grams and instead of buttermilk I added milk and then as I didn’t have peanut butter cups I used a chunk of dark chocolate and as splodge of peanut butter. For the frosting I mixed a tablespoon of reduced fat peanut butter with icing sugar and a splash of milk until it reached the required consistency. I then decorated with dinosaur sprinkles.

These were very sticky and didn’t feel too naughty!