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3wheels · 13/02/2021 09:55

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 · 13/02/2021 10:03

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.

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bestbefore · 13/02/2021 10:14

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

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3wheels · 13/02/2021 10:20

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

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Camomila · 13/02/2021 10:22

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.

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Dotinthecity · 13/02/2021 10:27

@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! 😉

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ifitpleasesandsparkles · 13/02/2021 10:30

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.

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3wheels · 13/02/2021 10:30

Dotinthecity will you share them? :)

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TierFourTears · 13/02/2021 10:37

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

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Cherryup · 13/02/2021 10:41

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3wheels · 13/02/2021 11:31

Great recipes - thanks. X

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livvymc · 13/02/2021 13:28

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

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3wheels · 13/02/2021 13:38

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

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TheDuchessofDukeStreet · 13/02/2021 13:42

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

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ForTheLoveOfWine · 13/02/2021 14:22

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

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ForTheLoveOfWine · 13/02/2021 14:24

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

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APurpleSquirrel · 13/02/2021 14:26

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

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Disfordarkchocolate · 13/02/2021 14:27

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.

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GetTheGoodLookingGuy · 13/02/2021 14:30

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!

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Cactusowl · 13/02/2021 14:30

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.

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Cactusowl · 13/02/2021 14:30

Meant NYC

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JosephineBaker · 13/02/2021 14:31

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

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JosephineBaker · 13/02/2021 14:32

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

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

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FinalSongbird · 13/02/2021 14:33

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

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GetTheGoodLookingGuy · 13/02/2021 14:33

I also used this recipie to make biscuits yesterday:

Cream together 250g butter and 100g sugar (recipie said 140g sugar but I cut it down and they taste fine)
Mix in 1 egg yolk
Add 300g plain flour
Roll out and cut out
Bake at 180 for 15 minutes

I cut them into heart shapes and cut a smaller heart out of the middle of half of them. I'm about to go and make some buttercream (just butter, a splash of milk, then add icing sugar until it tastes like icing rather than butter - usually double the weight of the butter) and sandwich them together with jam and buttercream. The recipie said to chill the dough before you roll it out, but I chilled it after I cut them out instead and they've held their shape really well

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