Another weekend, Another bake.. or two

This weekend i went for a double whammy bake off.. I was feeling a little bit delicate after painting the town red Friday night and find baking a great distraction.  

First on the menu we had….


Fruity Flapjacks

150g Butter

75g Dark brown soft sugar

75g Golden syrup

225g Porridge Oats

75g Dried fruit

I don’t know why I’ve never tried this one before; super easy, super quick and resulted in very happy family members. 

The method for this one:

Melt butter, sugar and syrup together on the hob(do not boil)

Mix in porridge oats and fruit

Pack into greased tray (i lined a deep tray with grease proof paper)

Bake for approx 25 mins at 180 until golden brown. 

Now this made quite a firm flapjack so if you prefer the ‘buttery’ variety i would reduce the golden syrup slightly and increase the butter content. Also you can add anything to this, doesn’t have to be fruit; chocolate chips, nuts, sweets, whatever tickles your fancy. Whats your favourite flapjack concoction?

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Second on the menu was a re-request for something I’ve previously made

img_2757Chilli Cheese Biscuits

(I have to admit i’m a bit of a sucker for these myself – adore cheese!)

These are slightly more time consuming and bit more fiddly so allow yourself at least 30 mins prep time. 

I mixed a few different recipes together for this one 

100g grated cheddar

100g butter

40g parmesan finely grated 

100g plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

2 tsps chilli flakes – i used a pepper mill to grind mine down 

The easy bit.. 

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl to create the dough. 

Grease a baking tray (or use grease proof paper, like me, as a quick and cleaner alternative) 

The slightly harder bit..

Using a rolling pin (or similar object) roll the dough to approximately the thickness of a pound coin. 

You can cut the dough into whatever shape you wish – if its for the kids you can use shape cutters to make them more exciting. I simply used a round cup. This part can be a bit delicate and time consuming but stick with it as its so worth it in the end. 

I sprinkle a small amount of Parmesan on mine before putting them in the oven but this is optional. 

Bake for approx 15 mins until slightly brown. 

I usually get around 30 biscuits from this.

Tip: If you don’t want to bake them all at the same time you can keep the dough in the fridge until you fancy some more. 

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Give either a go and let me know how you get on! And i welcome future inspiration.. 


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