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3wheels Sat 13-Feb-21 09:55:56

Hello,
Could you please share your easy, tasty bakes with me, in particular best, foolproof sausage rolls, individual cakes, large cakes and biscuits.
I'm not a natural baker but I'd like to get better and I'd like my children to learn to bake, I cook meals with them regularly but never bake!
Thank you. X

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Frequentlymisunderstood Sat 13-Feb-21 10:03:53

This is a fantastic choc cake. I generally do it in a small rectangle tin, if not icing it as a birthday cake, and serve it with custard or cream as a mid week pud but it makes great cupcakes too.

bestbefore Sat 13-Feb-21 10:14:20

I made this last week - my tip for easy bakes is use a loaf tin and buy the liners - chuck in the tin and you get your whole cake out and no mess in the tin! https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/yummy-scrummy-carrot-cake-recipe?utm_source=app

3wheels Sat 13-Feb-21 10:20:42

Thank you! These are great and no hard to find ingredients either! grin

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Camomila Sat 13-Feb-21 10:22:56

Mary Berry victoria sponge is fool proof,
Short bread biscuits are also pretty easy.

If baking with a toddler you could buy a roll of fresh cookie dough at the supermarket and they can cut it and put it on the baking tray.

Dotinthecity Sat 13-Feb-21 10:27:33

@Frequentlymisunderstood thanks for sharing. I love it when I see a recipe that looks a bit “splattered” as it shows it’s well loved. I have a couple of pages in a cookbook that are well splatted too because I use them so much! 😉

ifitpleasesandsparkles Sat 13-Feb-21 10:30:09

This never fails for me...

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/user/23650/recipe/millies-cookies-recipe

I don't bother with the vanilla, and I only use half the beaten egg.

3wheels Sat 13-Feb-21 10:30:32

Dotinthecity will you share them? smile

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TierFourTears Sat 13-Feb-21 10:37:36

Sausage rolls - buy puff pastry! Add some onion chutney if you have kids who will eat it.
Chocolate cake- the recipie above looks good.
Individual cakes - same recipe as above, but cook in cake cases at 190 for 12-15 mins. Omit the cocoa and milk if you want plain sponge cake.
Biscuits - we like Millies cookies
If you want to cut out biscuits search 123 biscuits in mumsnet recipies (just sugar butter and flour)
Brownies are easy, if you already have a square tin.
My kids also like making pizza - use a wrap as the base, smear of tomato puree then add cheese and toppings before cooking on a baking sheet for 10 mins at 200C

Cherryup Sat 13-Feb-21 10:41:50

These are lovely and do easy:

https://skintdad.co.uk/cheddar-cheese-puffs-recipe/

3wheels Sat 13-Feb-21 11:31:13

Great recipes - thanks. X

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Fivemoreminutes1 Sat 13-Feb-21 12:01:15

Soda bread www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/soda_bread_3380
Blueberry muffins www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/blueberry-muffin
Savoury muffins realfood.tesco.com/recipes/cheesy-courgette-muffins.html
Flapjacks www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/honeyflapjacks_73203

livvymc Sat 13-Feb-21 13:28:04

Oh thanks for posting this op, I was going to post similar!

3wheels Sat 13-Feb-21 13:38:09

Daughter has just made cup cakes using Mary Berry's sponge recipe - perfect!

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TheDuchessofDukeStreet Sat 13-Feb-21 13:42:33

Get yourself a Bero book from Amazon, foolproof recipes, I learned to cook as a child from this.

ForTheLoveOfWine Sat 13-Feb-21 14:22:41

Easy sausage roll recipe - you can buy sausage meat from most supermarkets now which is easier

www.jusrol.co.uk/pastry-recipes/the-ultimate-party-sausage-roll

ForTheLoveOfWine Sat 13-Feb-21 14:24:40

These are good too
www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/pizza-puff-pinwheels

Use whatever toppings you like roll up cut and bake very easy

As Mary Berry doesn’t make her own pasty I don’t either grin

APurpleSquirrel Sat 13-Feb-21 14:26:05

This a great banana bread recipe with Biscoff spread - I also add in both milk & plain chocolate chips & chopped pecans.

Disfordarkchocolate Sat 13-Feb-21 14:27:21

Delia has a great sausage roll recipe. Buy the frozen pastry and enjoy. I use a little less onion but apart from that I never change it.

Muffins are always easy and quick.

Scones too and loads of different flavours to try.

GetTheGoodLookingGuy Sat 13-Feb-21 14:30:07

With mini eggs now in the shops I'm planning on making some rice crispie cakes over half term:

Melt 3oz butter and 3 chopped up mars bars in a saucepan
Remove from the heat and add 3oz rice crispies
Spoon into cake cases, pressing down a little in the middle
Add mini eggs to the top of each one
Make sure there's some mixture left to eat hot out of the saucepan afterwards - the best way!

Cactusowl Sat 13-Feb-21 14:30:16

DD made the NUC mini egg cookies from here and they were the best cookies she’s made (she makes excellent cookies). www.janespatisserie.com/?s=Cookies. I also recommend the Mini Terry’s chocolate orange cheeecakes and crunchie brownies from the same site.

Cactusowl Sat 13-Feb-21 14:30:57

Meant NYC

JosephineBaker Sat 13-Feb-21 14:31:11

I have just pulled these out of the oven. They are SO GOOD, just just a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe.
www.bbcgoodfood.com/user/23650/recipe/millies-cookies-recipe

JosephineBaker Sat 13-Feb-21 14:32:00

Argh! Link fail, that’s the one someone posted!

www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/vintage-chocolate-chip-cookies

FinalSongbird Sat 13-Feb-21 14:33:25

I was worried this was going to be a thread about getting stoned to cope with half term!

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