Easy baked for half term
3wheels · 13/02/2021 09:55
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
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.
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
3wheels · 13/02/2021 10:20
Thank you! These are great and no hard to find ingredients either!
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.
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! 😉
ifitpleasesandsparkles · 13/02/2021 10:30
This never fails for me...
I don't bother with the vanilla, and I only use half the beaten egg.
3wheels · 13/02/2021 10:30
Dotinthecity will you share them? :)
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
Cherryup · 13/02/2021 10:41
These are lovely and do easy:
3wheels · 13/02/2021 11:31
Great recipes - thanks. X
Fivemoreminutes1 · 13/02/2021 12:01
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
livvymc · 13/02/2021 13:28
Oh thanks for posting this op, I was going to post similar!
3wheels · 13/02/2021 13:38
Daughter has just made cup cakes using Mary Berry's sponge recipe - perfect!
TheDuchessofDukeStreet · 13/02/2021 13:42
Get yourself a Bero book from Amazon, foolproof recipes, I learned to cook as a child from this.
ForTheLoveOfWine · 13/02/2021 14:22
Easy sausage roll recipe - you can buy sausage meat from most supermarkets now which is easier
ForTheLoveOfWine · 13/02/2021 14:24
These are good too
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
Cactusowl · 13/02/2021 14:30
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.
JosephineBaker · 13/02/2021 14:32
Argh! Link fail, that’s the one someone posted!
FinalSongbird · 13/02/2021 14:33
I was worried this was going to be a thread about getting stoned to cope with half term!
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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