Anzac Biscuits

Hello everyone, I hope your day has been well.

This recipe actually has quite a beautiful message behind it, these biscuits were made to send to ANZAC’s serving in Gallipoli, hence the name. Although it’s not April, ANZAC day is an important national occasion for Australia and New Zealand. It marks the anniversary where both countries joined forces during the First World War.

This recipe is perfect with a good combination of oats, coconut and flour that gives it the chewy consistency. Also, it’s fun to watch the bicarbonate soda fizz up in the butter mixture 🙂

Recipe: Anzac Biscuits (makes 17)

Ingredients

85g oats

85g desiccated coconut

100g plain flour

100g caster sugar

100g butter

1 tbsp golden syrup

1 tsp bicarbonate soda

Method

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and line two trays with parchment paper.
  • Place the oats, coconut, flour and sugar in a bowl. Melt the butter in a small pan and stir in the golden syrup.
  • Add the bicarbonate of soda to 2 tbsp boiling water, then stir into the golden syrup and butter mixture.
  • Gently incorporate the syrup and butter mix into the dry ingredients.
  • Put dessertspoonfuls of the mixture on to the trays and bake in batches for 12-15 mins until golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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Original recipe is from here.

Mini Smartie Biscuits

Hey everyone, I hope your days has been well.

I made these mini biscuits late one evening as I fancied a little treat. They taste so good and are not too sweet. These biscuits are light to the bite and you could bake them without the Smartie for a healthier version. These would make a nice gift for someone who like biscuits and great for a family gathering. Super simple to make!!

Recipe: Mini Smartie Biscuits (makes 33)

Ingredients

100g butter

50g caster sugar

170g self-raising flour

Extra flour for dusting

33 Smarties

Method

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 6 and line 2 trays with baking paper.
  • Mix the butter and sugar together and gradually mix in the flour using your hands to form a dough.
  • Roll the dough with a rolling pin to a little thicker than a 1 pound coin and use a curved cutter to make the biscuit shape and place each one on a tray.
  • Continue until all the dough is used and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

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Chunky Smartie Cookies

Hello everyone, I hope you’ve had a good day.

At the beginning of lockdown I brought a few baking supplies thinking I would be baking loads but it turns out I’ve been cooking a lot more meals. Anyway, I’ve had this box of Smarties in the cupboard for a couple of months and I thought it was finally time to use them. Here goes my Chunky Smartie Cookies….

Recipe: Chunky Smartie Cookies (makes 18)

Ingredients

150g butter

100g caster sugar

100g soft dark brown sugar

1 egg

300g plain flour

1/3 tsp bicarbonate soda

Large handful of Smarties

Method

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and line 2 trays with baking paper.
  • Melt the butter in a pan or microwave and leave to cool slightly before adding to a large bowl. Then add both sugars.
  • Crack the egg and whisk in a separate bowl, before slowly pouring into the butter mixture.
  • Next add the flour and bicarbonate soda slowly making sure the mixture is well combined then add the Smarties.
  • Use a tablespoon to evenly place 6 portions onto the oven trays and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • Leave to cool down completely on a wire rack before eating.

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Chocolate Concrete Cake

Hello everyone, I hope your Tuesday has been well!! The weather is quite dull so here is a tasty chocolate treat to cheer you up. It was a school favourite for me and I always remember buying a slice along with my lunch. I love the crunchy bite and subtle chocolate flavour, this is kind of like a mix between a biscuit and a thin cake. It’s also a nice and quick recipe that’s perfect for many occasions.

Recipe: Chocolate Concrete Cake (makes 12 slices)

Ingredients

160g butter

170g granulated sugar

225g self-raising flour

25g cocoa powder

1 egg

Method

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 4 and line a tray with baking paper.
  • Melt the butter and stir in the sugar.
  • Add the flour and cocoa powder mixing until it becomes a little stiff.
  • Mix the egg into the mixture and then evenly pour into the oven tray.
  • Bake in the oven for 50 minutes. Sprinkle with sugar straightaway and leave to cool before cutting.

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Recipe adapted from here

Fork Biscuits

Hello everyone, I hope your day is going well. I was looking for something simple to make and I found this recipe, originally from Mary Berry. I love a basic recipe that’s easy to make, and this one only has 3 ingredients!! All you need is butter, sugar and self-raising flour, once baked they are soft, light and not too sweet.

Fork Biscuits (makes 16)

Ingredients

100g butter

50g caster sugar

150g self-raising flour

Method

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 4 and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  • Beat the butter alone until soft then mix in the sugar. Add the flour and mix until it forms a dough (you can use your hands for this part).
  • Form the dough into a long log shape and use a knife to cut 16 equal biscuits.
  • Take each piece of dough, flatten in your hand to make a circle and place on the baking tray.
  • When you are finished, press a fork into each one and bake in the oven for 25 minutes. Leave to cool on a baking tray.

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Recipe from here