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Good ideas of things to bake for packed lunches...beyond flapjack and brownies!

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hobbgoblin Mon 03-Nov-08 10:59:28

My DC are sick of flapjack and brownies (so am I grin) so I thought I'd bake some new bits for lunches today.

Scones go dry I think so not scones...any ideas please?

MrsMattie Mon 03-Nov-08 10:59:59

Muffins? Carrot cake?

GreatGhoullyMoogly Mon 03-Nov-08 11:01:40

American-style cookies?

katiekittlemouse Mon 03-Nov-08 11:01:54

make your own cookies - just plain shortbread biscuits are easy to make, I always also reduce the amount of sugar it says in the recipee, they still taste yummy.

MrsMattie Mon 03-Nov-08 11:03:21

Homemade bread? Biscuits? Cereal bars? Malt Loaf?

hobbgoblin Mon 03-Nov-08 11:05:54

Hmm...Totally forgot about carrot cake. That would up the veg quotient a bit for the day now that they're not on school dinners!

And muffins are great for adding fruit and other healthy bits too, great!

What are American style cookies? Are they the gooey ones?

Tyke1 Mon 03-Nov-08 11:07:19

you could make coconut biscuits so easy and quick

Eniddo Mon 03-Nov-08 11:07:21

banana bread

rachel allens loaf cake (like a sponge but a bit denser - i do a lemon one then cut slices off or a plain one or a coffee one)

NotQuiteCockney Mon 03-Nov-08 11:07:33

I do a wide range of fruit and veg based cakes - banana cake, pear cake, apple cake, pumpkin and orange (great, but a faff), lemon courgette. All are tasty, and lunchbox-friendly.

Eniddo Mon 03-Nov-08 11:11:56

the rachel allen one is a madeira cake

denser and more buttery than a sponge and easy to slice - keeps well too

Lizzylou Mon 03-Nov-08 11:15:11

Another vote for banana bread, I add sultanas and apricots to up the fruit.
I make one a week and freeze half.

Actually, I used to, DS1 is now on school dinners, as from today grin.

MamaG Mon 03-Nov-08 11:17:17

NQC and enid - can you link to recipes for those please, I like the sound of them

Haribolicious Mon 03-Nov-08 11:25:23

Savory muffins always goes down well for me ie cheese and ham or tuna and sweetcorn.
Banana bread or muffins is another favourite too.

hobbgoblin Mon 03-Nov-08 11:25:50

oooh! I am inspired. Thanks

Eniddo Mon 03-Nov-08 11:35:18

have been trying to find rachel allen one (it is in rachel's favourite food for friends) and cannot find it. Would recommend the whole book though if you are feeling flush!

MamaG Mon 03-Nov-08 11:38:43

I really like rachel allen so I might treat myself to that enid

Littlefish Mon 03-Nov-08 11:43:03

I make delicious savoury bread sticks which freeze brilliantly.

Basically, you make up a normal bread dough and let it rise once (or set your breadmaker to the dough setting.

Then, roll it out to about 1cm thick all over. Mark a line down the centre. Spread marmite on one side and cover liberally with grated cheese.

Fole the other side of the bread over and roll lightly with a rolling pin.

Cut into strips and twist as you place them on a greased baking tray.

Leave to rise in a warm place for about 20 mins.

Bake in the oven.

Try to get them into the freezer before they get eaten by everyone!


Littlefish Mon 03-Nov-08 11:43:50

Meant to say - you can spread tomato puree or smooth vegetable sauce on instead of the marmite.

They are a sort of mixture between pizza and sandwiches.

NotQuiteCockney Mon 03-Nov-08 11:52:36

Banana bread.

Lemon Courgette Cake.

Fresh Pear Cake.

Pumpkin and Orange.

They're all from the same site - and you can search by ingredients. NB: there are user reviews for recipes, I only use recipes from this site that have lots of good reviews. I've never had a recipe go wrong from there.

VintageGardenia Mon 03-Nov-08 11:58:12

Rachel Allen's carrot cake is shown here.

Ceolas Mon 03-Nov-08 12:01:43

Can I hijack for a moment and ask...

Enid if you were to recommend one good, everyday book by Rachel Allen, which one would it be?


Eniddo Mon 03-Nov-08 12:09:59

Rachels Favourite Food smile

Ceolas Mon 03-Nov-08 13:04:05


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