You cannot beat home made chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven!! YUM!
This is a simple recipe for you to make with your little one's.. it's abit of a naughty treat, but you can make different sizes for Little & Big once and keep them for after dinner goodies!
YOU WILL NEED
125g unsalted butter, softened
100g light brown sugar
2x tablespoon golden syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
160g self-raising flour
150g chocolate (milk, dark or white) broken into chunks
WHAT TO DO:
1) Preheat the oven to 180°C
2) Add the butter & sugar into a bowl and mix together
3) Add the golden syrup & vanilla essence
4) Mix in the flour & chocolate chunks
5) Take a teaspoon of the mixture, roll it into a ball and put onto baking paper, flattening it slightly with the palm of your hand
6) Cook for 12 minutes. The cookies will still be slightly soft but will harden once cooled
Once cooled.. if there is any left.. your little one's may choose to decorate with icing!
Tis the season for picnics in the sunshine.. and these are perfect for you and your little one's to make to bring add to your feast!
This recipe got so much great feedback from the mum's who bought their little one's to my class and several had made them again throughout the week.. and I don't blame them.. I made myself an extra batch to keep in the fridge and definitely enjoyed scoffing them at lunch times!
They are so simple and your little chef will enjoy rolling the pastry and squiding the mixture into sausage shapes
(plus they will keep in a container in the fridge for up to 3 days)
This makes rather a lot of sausage rolls (24) so feel free to half or you can make a batch & freeze for another date
YOU WILL NEED
1 X 320G Pack of puff pastry
200g Mature cheddar (grated)
50g breadcrumbs (you can just blitz 1 piece of bread)
4 spring onions, chopped
2 tbsp double cream
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
1/4 teaspoon of paprika
1 egg, whisked
1) Preheat the oven to 200C
2) Roll out pastry & cut into long strips
3) In a large bowl mix together the cheese & breadcrumbs and mix
4) Add spring onions, cream, black pepper & paprika & mix well
5) Use your hand and squash the mixture into small sausage shapes
6) Put the 'sausage' at the end of the pastry strip & roll up, squeezing the end to secure the roll
7) Paint with milk
8) Cook for 15 minutes until golden
These are yummy warm or cold!!
I've just got back from a holiday in the beautiful Cornish countryside.. where the rule is you CANNOT leave without having a cream tea!
That is my excuse (along with doing 'research' for my baking classes) and I'm sticking to it!
So this week's bake is well and truly inspired by Cornish scones.. and you cannot beat a home made scone!
They are so easy to make & your little one's will love mixing all the ingredients together, rolling out the dough & cutting out different shapes!
If you want to make a morning out of it I have also popped a couple of book's to read along with it, you can read them to your little one's whilst the scones cook.. prepped with cream & jam as soon as they come out of the oven.. OOOhhh whose mouth is watering just a little?
The recipe below makes 10 large scones (or 15 small ones)
YOU WILL NEED:
75g Butter (fresh out of the fridge)
350g Self raising flour
1 1/2 baking powder
30g Caster sugar
2 large egg's beaten
WHAT TO DO:
1) Preheat the oven to 200 C
2) Put the flour & baking powder into a bowl
3) Cut the cold butter into cubes & add to the flour, rubbing it into breadcrumbs
4) Add the sugar & sultanas & mix
5) Pour 100ml of the milk & 2 medium egg's into the bowl & mix
(you want a slightly sticky mixture, but dry enough to handle & cut. If it's too dry add a tad more milk)
6) Knead the mixture into a dough and pop it out of the bowl onto a floured surface
7) Pat down using your hands until the dough is roughly 2cm deep
8) Using cutters, cut out shapes & put on baking paper
9) Brush with milk
10) Cook for about 10 minutes
If you are wanting to team your homemade scones with cream & strawberry jam; these are two stories these are great stories to read to your little one's whilst the scones are baking in the oven: