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Fancy trying out some new recipes?

 

There are lots of different recipes online now that you can access and each week, I shall be trying a different baking recipe that I will share with you.

 

w/c 13th April 2020

Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 150g smooth dark chocolate, broken up
  • 150g unsalted butter, softened
  • 100g light brown soft sugar
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 medium free-range egg, beaten
  • 175g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 150g smooth milk chocolate, chopped into chunks
  • 150g smooth white chocolate, chopped into chunks

 

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Line 2 baking trays with baking parchment.
  2. Place the dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water (make sure it's not touching) until melted. Leave to cool slightly.
  3. Using an electric mixer, whisk together the butter, light brown sugar, caster sugar and vanilla extract until creamy. Whisk in the melted dark chocolate and egg.
  4. Stir in the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder, until well combined. Stir in the chocolate chunks. Spoon rounds of the mixture on to the trays and bake for 12 minutes.
  5. Leave to cool for around 15 minutes before tasting! They’re delicious whilst they’re still warm and a bit gooey!

 

w/c 30th March 2020:

Banana Bread

A great and easy recipe for when you have some bananas that look a little brown and unappealing.  This is when they are best for banana bread.  You can add lots of different things to the recipe too to make it a little different.  I made one with almonds in the other day but I've put some links below for a simple banana bread and one with chocolate chips!  Check out our blog for pictures of my weekend baking!

 

Happy baking Year 2!

 

Simple Banana Bread Recipe: Click here
(I didn't bother with the dried banana chips as they are only for decoration)

 

Banana and Chocolate Chip Cake: Click here

 

IMPORTANT: I have always found that Banana breads/cakes always take longer to cook than the time stated on the recipe. Always check the middle of the cake with a knife or skewer.  If it comes out clean then the cake is done.  If it doesn't then put it in for another 5 minutes and then keep checking until it does come out clean.

Online Cooking Resources

 

Jamie Oliver Keep Cooking and Carry On

Jamie Oliver is providing regular recipes at 5.30pm on the Channel 4 website so click here to see what he's cooking today.

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