Month: October 2013

Tuesday Treats – Flapjacks with a Twist

Flapjacks

These flapjacks are the perfect treat with a nice cup of tea 🙂
Again, another simple recipe, and it has a lovely twist.

What you need:

175g/6oz Margarine
175g/6oz Demerara Sugar
2 tbsp Golden Syrup
225g/8oz Porridge Oats
My Secret Kitchen Vanilla Pudding Spice

18 x 27cm Shallow Baking Tin

What you need to do:

Turn on your oven to Gas 3/160oc.

Line your baking tin with greaseproof paper and grease the top of it.

Melt the margarine in a saucepan and add in the sugar and the syrup.

Heat the mixture on a low heat until the margarine has melted.
Stir with a wooden spoon, now and again, dont let the mix boil.

Take the pan off the heat and add in the porridge oats.
Stir them in, making sure that they are covered completely in the syrup mixture.
Add a sprinkling of the vanilla pudding spice mix and combine well.

Place the mix into your greased tin. Spreading all over the base and making sure the mixture is pushed into the corners.

Smooth the top of the mixture, then place in the oven for 25 minutes.

When the flapjacks turn golden brown, they are ready.

Leave the flapjacks to cool for 10 minutes in the tin before cutting them into squares.

Once cut leave them in the tin until they are cold.

Enjoy

xSx

Tuesday Treats – Cherry and Chocolate Brownies

Brownies

My oh my, these brownies are tasty. And easy to make.
I loved them, the Mr loved them, the Mini’s loved them and my fellow Cake Enthuasists – Mel and Lucy – enjoyed them!
Just need the Pops taste test on them now!

What you need:

175g/6oz Margarine
350g/12oz Caster Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
3 Eggs
125g/5oz Plain Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
50g/2oz Cocoa Powder
125g/5oz Chocolate Chips
125g/5oz Glace Cherries halved

What you need to do:

Line your baking tin with greasproof paper (I used a 9 x 12 in oblong tin)
Lay the paper and grease the top.
Turn on your oven to Gas 4/180oc.

Melt your margarine in a saucepan over a low heat.
Once melted, pour into your mixing bowl and add in the sugar and vanilla extract.

Break the eggs into a small bowl and beat together.
Add them to your mixing bowl, a little at a time. Making sure the mixture is combining well.

Sift the flour and cocoa into the bowl and then add in your baking powder. Mix well.

Add in your chocolate chips and halved cherries and stir well.

Pour the mixture into the tin and smooth the top.

Place in oven and bake for 35-40 minutes.

The brownies will be ready once they have risen and there will be a crust on the top, and soft in the middle.

Let the brownies cool down slightly in the tin for 5-10 minutes, then cut into squares and place on a cooling rack.

Enjoy!

xSx

And I’m Back!

Hello Strangers!

Whats been happening?

There have ben a few goings ons in my life for the last little while, personally and some technical issues!
One being my laptop. I thought it was heading for the laptop place in the sky, until one of my technical whizz neighbours worked his magic. So big thanks to Andrew 😉

Alas, that was not all to go wrong. My lovely, shiny, white Iphone 5 is away to Iphone heaven (cue violins playing).
I done like everyone else and headed for the IoS 7 update and it shut down my phone. With the laptop not working I couldnt restore, and if I am brutally honest it had been a while since I had done a back up.
I was ready to go to the Apple store for some of their help, when I, ahem, had the phone in my bag and shut the car door on it.
I know, I know. I could have cried, I think I did a little.

Like I said, a few personal matters going on aswell, they are getting better every day.
One day I shall blog about this, one day 🙂

I hope you are pleased to see me back, I am happily sitting in my blog zone, and have missed having this little outlet.

Let me know what you would like to see on the blog.

xSx