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To be proud of myself for doing my first ever bit of proper baking and it was blardy lovely!

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mamadiva Mon 01-Sep-08 19:54:20

Hehe I made a really really esy Banana bread, slightly embarrassed at that lol it's my first ever baking from scratch and was lovely my very fussy DS scoffed a big bitr fter dinner, am a bit worried about the sugar content but surely is sort of healthyish I think

Anyway any other easy ideas for a total beginner that are cheap and delish?

<<gives myself a pat on the back>>

MaryAnnSingleton Mon 01-Sep-08 19:56:20

shortbread is easy and yummy ! well done you - don't worry about sugar, you don't bake every day now do you ?

shoot Mon 01-Sep-08 20:02:26

Well done, sounds lovely, send some my way ;)

My mum makes apple crumble which is my favourite thing ever and it's easy.

Agree with the shortbread.

Swiss roll, too.

AbbaFan Mon 01-Sep-08 20:06:31

Well done.

I make a lovely lemon drizzle cake, and it's super easy. (My kids love it too).

Let me know if you want the recipe smile

turtle23 Mon 01-Sep-08 20:06:33

Be very proud. And please have a big bit for me...I'm dieting and wish I could eat banana bread.

mamadiva Mon 01-Sep-08 20:12:09

Oh yes please Abbafan.

I love lemon drizzle cake is delish!

I'm dieting too turtle not so good in that respect but I just fancied making something

AbbaFan Mon 01-Sep-08 20:15:04

OK, I will go dig out my Nigella book and will be back..............

liath Mon 01-Sep-08 20:16:24

Muffins are very easy. Dd loves helping me make them.

AbbaFan Mon 01-Sep-08 20:31:57


125g butter
175g caster sugar
2 large eggs
zest 1 lemon
175g SR Flour
4 tablespoons milk


Juice of the lemon
100g icing sugar

1. mix butter & sugar, add eggs and zest.

2. add flour and fold, then add the milk

3. cook on about 180 / gas mark 4 for 25-30 mins ( I actually cook on 150 as my oven is fan assisted, and cooks things so quick)

I cook it in a square cake tray, and line it with baking paper

4. gently heat the syrup ingredients in small saucepan, and then as soon as the cake comes out the oven, pour it over.

Good luck, mine always come out really well.

MaryAnnSingleton Mon 01-Sep-08 20:38:36

try these, they're easy and delicious - I make them a lot - I also add a few drops of vanilla extract

Gordon Ramsay
Chocolate Brownies

Makes 30

150g dark chocolate
1 tbsp cocoa powder, dissolved in 1 tbsp
hot water
250g unsalted butter, plus the paper for
greasing the pan
2 free-range eggs, lightly beaten
100g caster sugar
75g plain flour
1/2 tsp salt

1 Grease and line a 20cm square baking pan with baking parchment. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4.

2 Melt the chocolate and cocoa powder mixture in a bowl placed over a pan of boiling water.

3 Add the butter and allow to melt.

4 Remove from the heat and then beat in the eggs, stir in the sugar and sift in the flour and salt. Stir to create a smooth batter, then pour into the prepared tin. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin before cutting into squares.

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