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Mini British Bake Off

Mini British Bake Off

Bex and I rather like to watch the British Bake Off series on the BBC. So after watching it on Tuesday both Bex and Oscar decided at the weekend to have a mini British Bake Off.  Armed with baking books to go up to bed with they decided on what they would be making. Oscar decided on Meringue Critters and Bex decided on Iced Sprinkled Cookies. So let  ‘ The Bake Off’ begin! Oscar gets to grips with … Read entire article »

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Yummy Easter biscuits to make or give

If you like melt in the mouth delicious biscuits this recipe is for you, swapping castor sugar for icing sugar really changes the texture. If you have people you give Easter pressies too, these make a nice present especially when decorated by the children. It makes quite a large amount, I got 28 biscuits of varying shapes and sizes including a few large Teddy Bears, so if you don’t want this amount you can put half in the freezer as it freezes well.   For the Biscuits you will need. 250g/9oz softened butter 140g/5oz icing sugar 1tsp vanilla extract 1 large free-range egg yolk 375g/13oz plain flour To decorate you we need: 6oz icing sugar 2 Tablespoons of warm water Little sweets, hundreds and thousands and anything else you have that will look pretty. Please note with the icing there may be some left … Read entire article »

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Comic Relief Cookies

  I thought this super yummy and even better super easy recipe may be useful for anyone who is baking for a cake sale for Comic Relief, they usually fly off the cake stall like hot cookies making lots of money too. Makes 12-16 Biscuits (sometimes more) Preheat oven to 160 0c/325 0f/Gas mark 3 You will need: 300g Plain Flour 200g Butter (leave out of the fridge for a while) 100g sugar Smarties or chocolate drops to decorate 1. Put the flour, butter, sugar into a bowl. 2. Squeeze all the ingredients together until you have a lovely ball of dough. 3. Shape the cookies by making them into a ball, then squash with a fork. 4. Add your smarties or chocolate drops and press into the dough a little bit. 5. Place them on a lightly greased baking tray leaving a … Read entire article »

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