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Baking for Kids- Really Gooey Flapjack

These flapjacks are really quick to make and taste AMAZING. They are delicious warm but I think they taste even better the next day, especially after a day of school!

Ingredients

250g Porridge Oats

125g unsalted butter

125g soft brown sugar

3 tablespoons of golden syrup

Method

Heat the oven to 180C

Line a baking tray (about 20cm square) with greaseproof paper and then grease with extra butter to stop it sticking

Heat the butter in a saucepan being very careful of the heat and when it is melted stir in the sugar.

Stir for a minute before adding the porridge oats and mix them in until they are coated with the butter and sugar

Add the golden syrup and mix in until it is spread across all the oats

Carefully take the mixture off the heat and then spread out and press down hard into the pan.

Get an adult to help you with the oven and cook for around 15 minutes until the flapjack is lightly browned.

Leave to cool for 5 minutes in the pan before taking out and letting it cool on a cooling rack for a while.

You can then cut it into squares- it should make 12- 15 but I bet you won’t be able to resist just having one piece!

 

 

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Baking for Kids- Best Ever Rice Krispie Cake!

Lottie Loves… Baking.

We have been trying out different recipes for Rice Krispie cake and we think this is the best one yet! I had lots of fun breaking up the chocolate and stirring all the ingredients together. I didn’t really like waiting for it to set for too long though!

 

Ingredients

2x  Fingers of fudge

70g any other chocolate (we used up leftover mini Easter Eggs!)

40g butter

4 level tablespoons of golden syrup

75g of Rice Krispies

25g of mini marshmallows

Method

Grease a baking and line a baking tray.

Melt all the chocolate, butter and syrup in a saucepan

Remove from the heat and stir in the rice crispies

Allow to cool for a few minutes and then stir in the marshmallows

Put in the fridge for about an hour and a half before taking out and cutting into squares. Pop them back in the fridge for a bit longer (after testing one or two!)

 

 

Lottie’s Recipe with help from Mum

 

 

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Baking for Kids- Really Easy Cheesy Scones

These cheesy scones are so easy to make and only really need adult help with the oven and supervision with the cheese grater so are great for kids to make. Mine haven’t risen brilliantly but I think that is because I used plain flour with baking powder so instead I have swapped this recipe for self raising flour- they still tasted amazing though!

Ingredients (makes around 8-10)

225g self raising flour

55g butter

60g cheese

160ml milk

pinch of salt

pinch of pepper

Method

Heat the oven to 210C and cover a baking tray with grease proof paper

Mix salt and pepper into the flour and rub in the butter- try and use cold hands and not rub it too much- it should sort of look like breadcrumbs

Mix in nearly all of the cheese (leave a little for topping) and then slowly add the milk (again leave a few ml back)

Use your hands to pull it all together into a ball

Sprinkle flour on your worktop and rolling pin and roll out the ball until it is about 2cm thick. Stamp out circles using cutters.

Brush the scones with a little milk and then sprinkle with the leftover cheese

Bake for 12 -14 minutes and then leave to cool for a few minutes.

These scones are delicious eaten warm with butter.

 

 

 

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Cooking for Kids – Caramelised Bananas

Like lots of children I quite like cooking from time to time and love to make cakes and puddings.

I used to love this when I was a toddler and now I make it for my whole family- it’s really easy and my little sister can get involved.

Ingredients (serves 4)


3 large bananas
1 Orange (or a splash of orange juice)
25g unsalted butter
Cinnamon
Ice cream to serve

Method


Heat the butter in a large frying pan.

Chop the bananas into small pieces and add to the pan

Cover with a good squeeze of orange juice

Sprinkle with cinnamon

Allow to bubble until the bananas are soft and squishy and the sauce is thickened

Serve over vanilla ice cream

Delicious!





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Yummy no cook double chocolate nutty cereal bars

Yummy no cook double chocolate nutty cereal bars

 
We have been experimenting with lots of cereal bar recipes recently and after trying lots of different adjustments have found one we all really like. These yummy bars are very filling and are perfect for a quick breakfast or mid morning snack and ideal for an after football treat.
 
Try them yourself and see what you think!



 
Ingredients
 
220g honey
120g peanut butter
50g light brown sugar
50g cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon of salt
170g stoneground oats
40g rice crispies
80g of white chocolate chips
 
Method
 
* Grease and line an 18 x 18 baking tray.
 
* Add the honey, peanut butter and sugar to a non metallic heat proof bowl and microwave on full for one minute
 
* Stir and heat for a further 90 seconds
 
* Stir again and whisk in vanilla, salt and cocoa
 
* Add the oats stirring all the time.
 
* Slowly add the rice crispies until all absorbed
 
* Add three quarters of the chocolate chips
 
* Press the mix down into the baking tray
 
* Sprinkle with the remaining chocolate chips and press down
 
* Refrigerate for at least 3 hours and then cut into bars
 
* The bars can then be wrapped individually for use through the week if you can resist eating them straight away!
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My Favourite Cookies

My Favourite Cookies Recipe

As promised I thought I would share the recipe for the cookies we like to make- they are really quick and easy and taste delicious!

Ingredients

125g butter softened
125g caster sugar
100g light brown sugar
1 egg beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
225g self raising flour
1/2 tsp salt
125g chocolate chips 

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 180C and line two baking trays
Cream sugars and butters together and then mix in the egg and vanilla
Sift in flour and salt, then add the chocolate chips
Roll into walnut size balls and place on the baking tray, flatten then slightly with a fork
Cook for 10-12 minutes unless you prefer them a bit softer then about 8 minutes will do.
Leave to cool slightly and then tuck in.

YUM!