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….
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?
Second on the menu was a re-request for something I’ve previously made
(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
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.
Give either a go and let me know how you get on! And i welcome future inspiration..