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After school homemade treats? Your favourites please

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dinny Wed 21-Jan-09 10:13:15

dd and ds are like ravenous beasts when they come out of school and want to do more baking than I do - what are your failsafe recipes please? thanks

Cies Wed 21-Jan-09 11:37:54

Here are a few to get you started. smile

Flapjacks.

Oat biscuits.

Scones

Tommy Wed 21-Jan-09 11:41:16

thanks cies - they look good to try!

Stayingsunnygirl Wed 21-Jan-09 11:43:37

I am ashamed to say this here, as my ds's are 11, 13 and 15, but I can't remember ever having baked treats for them to have when they got in from school.blush

However, last week, I finally felt like a proper mummy, when they came in from school, all cold and tired, and were able to have home-made lentil and bacon soup as a warming snack.

Tommy Wed 21-Jan-09 12:27:06

stayingsunnygirl - my DSs are lucky if they get a digestive after school so this is somehting to aim for! grin

Mercy Wed 21-Jan-09 12:30:04

How do you weigh syrup though? Or is a tablespoon equivalent to a weight?

gigglinggoblin Wed 21-Jan-09 12:42:16

to weigh syrup put the tin on the scales and take it out until you have removed the amount you want. Helps if you dip the spoon in hot water first, slides off easier.

Mercy Wed 21-Jan-09 12:55:02

Aha, I've just found out that 1 tablespoon equal 1oz or 25g

Thanks giggling

MrsMattie Wed 21-Jan-09 12:57:32

If you're not the world's best baker (that'd be me, then), those part-baked bread rolls are good. Fill the house with the smell of baking bread - but no baking involved grin.

Wallace Wed 21-Jan-09 13:01:26

here is my mum's mine:

1 ½ ounces of hard margarine

1 large tablespoon of golden syrup

1 ounce of cocoa and a few bits of cooking chocolate

2 tablespoons of dessicated coconut

Oats

Wholemeal flour

Gently melt the margarine and syrup in a saucepan (don't let it boil).

When liquid stir in the cocoa and melt in the cooking chocolate.

Add the coconut.

Take the pan off the heat.

Add spoonfuls of flour and oats together, stirring in each time, until you can form balls with the mixture (not too sticky but not too dry either).

Scoop out with a spoon, and form into balls (or just lumps!) on a plate.

Delicious eaten warm or cold.

slug Wed 21-Jan-09 13:36:43

Buy some popping corn (£2 for a very large bag form supermarket) Pop it as they come in the door. It's cheap, healthy and fun.

bigTillyMint Wed 21-Jan-09 14:11:24

I made this the other day - thanks to a MN link this healthy muffin recipe

went down very wellgrin

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