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I fancy something sweet - share your recipes?

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ArbitraryRandom
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edited 13 August 2023 at 12:32PM in Old style MoneySaving
As per the title, I fancy something sweet. I'm not too fussed if it's cake or biscuit, but I'm not in the mood for any of my normal go to recipes and I don't want to go to the shops.

Do you have a quick and easy recipes that you really rate that I can try? 

My normal staples would be:

Flapjacks: 2:1:1 (by weight) oats, sugar, butter - plus anything I have handy to chuck in

Rock-cakes: 1.5 cups of SR flour, 0.5 cups P flour, 1tsp floof powder, 0.5 cup sugar, enough spice to make the flour look wholemeal, 1 cup dried fruit -  then add 0.25 block of butter (about 125g) melted, 1 egg, enough milk to make it a sticky dough. 

Banana cake: This recipe (sometimes with added dark choc): https://www.nibblous.com/recipe/825  
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  • YoungBlueEyes
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    There used to be a thread on here with an astonishing number of recipes on it. I’ll see if I can find it…. 
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  • Katiehound
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    edited 13 August 2023 at 1:10PM
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    This one is good
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/comment/31540303#Comment_31540303

    carrot cake (thanks to Mumtoomany who reinstated it recently!)
    I make half quantity (keep orange the same) fits victoria cake tin
    recently substituted half courgette for half carrot. Nice moist cake.

    This one also: fruit Loaf
    need to plan the night before as fruit is soaked. can change the fruit-sultanas cheapest for example or what is in your cupoboard. . You do NOT need as much sugar- maybe half? No weighing required. I call it Queen Cake! Cuts & keeps well
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    Many thanks
    -Stash bust:in 2022:337
    Stash bust :2023. 120duvets, 24 bags, 43 dog coats, 2 scrunchies, 10 mittens, 6 bootees, 8 glass cases, 2 A6 notebooks, 59 cards, 6 lav bags,36 angels,9 bones, 1 knee blanket, 1 lined bag,3 owls, 88 pyramids = total 420 total spend £5. Total for 'Dogs for Good' £546.82

    2024:37 Doggy duvets,30 pyramids, 6 hottie covers, 4 knit hats,13 crochet angels,1 shopper, 87cards=178 £96.25 spent!!!
  • ArbitraryRandom
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    Thanks YBE. 

    I've been googling since this morning and there's a load of recipes... which is part of the problem :D - I'm hoping someone will post a 'you have to try this' recipe that just grabs me!
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  • Katiehound
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    I haven't made these but someone has mentioned them suitable for freezing very very recently
    Mocha Squares

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/248288/mocha-squares-recipe-highly-calorific
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    Many thanks
    -Stash bust:in 2022:337
    Stash bust :2023. 120duvets, 24 bags, 43 dog coats, 2 scrunchies, 10 mittens, 6 bootees, 8 glass cases, 2 A6 notebooks, 59 cards, 6 lav bags,36 angels,9 bones, 1 knee blanket, 1 lined bag,3 owls, 88 pyramids = total 420 total spend £5. Total for 'Dogs for Good' £546.82

    2024:37 Doggy duvets,30 pyramids, 6 hottie covers, 4 knit hats,13 crochet angels,1 shopper, 87cards=178 £96.25 spent!!!
  • ArbitraryRandom
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    Oh my... I think we have a winner! :D 
    I'm not an early bird or a night owl; I’m some form of permanently exhausted pigeon.
  • YoungBlueEyes
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    edited 13 August 2023 at 1:39PM
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    Thanks YBE. 

    I've been googling since this morning and there's a load of recipes... which is part of the problem :D - I'm hoping someone will post a 'you have to try this' recipe that just grabs me!
    Ah gotcha. In which case, can anyone remember who had that amazing fake hobnob recipe? Or where to find it? That’s a few years ago now mind. 

    The Dyslexia Research Centre is in Reading.
  • Katiehound
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    Oh my... I think we have a winner! :D 
    I guess that's the mocha squares! I see someone suggests a bit less sugar.
    Can't make them here: no icing sugar! At least I have made a quiche Lorraine today with cooking bacon out of freezer.
    Being polite and pleasant doesn't cost anything! --
    Many thanks
    -Stash bust:in 2022:337
    Stash bust :2023. 120duvets, 24 bags, 43 dog coats, 2 scrunchies, 10 mittens, 6 bootees, 8 glass cases, 2 A6 notebooks, 59 cards, 6 lav bags,36 angels,9 bones, 1 knee blanket, 1 lined bag,3 owls, 88 pyramids = total 420 total spend £5. Total for 'Dogs for Good' £546.82

    2024:37 Doggy duvets,30 pyramids, 6 hottie covers, 4 knit hats,13 crochet angels,1 shopper, 87cards=178 £96.25 spent!!!
  • ArbitraryRandom
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    Thanks YBE. 

    I've been googling since this morning and there's a load of recipes... which is part of the problem :D - I'm hoping someone will post a 'you have to try this' recipe that just grabs me!
    Ah gotcha. In which case, can anyone remember who had that amazing fake hobnob recipe? Or where to find it? That’s a few years ago now mind. 

    I've made those before (and they're great). I might have to get some golden syrup when I'm in town in the week. I'm also thinking I'll pick up some black treacle so I can do a ginger cake next time I'm in the mood :) 

    Do you know if you can just straight swap marge and butter? 

    Katie: Yes, they're in the oven now! 
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  • WickedLady4
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    When I make the Mocha Squares I swap half the oats out for dessicated coconut.
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