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    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 21st Nov 06, 5:41 PM
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    Weetabix Brownies
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    Weetabix Brownies 21st Nov 06 at 5:41 PM
    I found this post and it looked so good, I wanted to put it in the weekly e-mail. As it was in the middle of a thread I've cut and pasted it into its own one. Yet let me say it belongs to jaxxy00 and all the credit is hers (his?).


    Post By jaxxy00

    How to make Weetabix Brownies

    Im not sure how they are normally made but my recipe comes from a lady who was doing the refreshments at a community centre jumble sale me and my sister went to one year. We had a cuppa and one of the brownies and they were really yummy so we asked were they got them from and the lady said shed made them and gave us the recipe. I wrote it on a scrappy bit of paper that i still have and use now.

    In a bowl put
    4 crushed weetabix
    4oz caster sugar
    4oz self raising flour
    2 tbsp cocoa powder
    pkt chocolate drops (i use a 25p 100g tescos own milk chocolate chopped up)

    mix this altogether

    then take 4oz of melted marg and stir this into the mixture along with an egg

    mix well and put in a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes at electric 180.

    I put this mix into a square tin which measures 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. I suppose you could use anything a similar size it would just turn out a bit more or less deeper. I also line the tray with greaseproof paper to save any sticking. Once out the oven let it stand for about 5 minutes then turn out the tray and cut into squares.

    Enjoy!!! if you get chance before everyone else takes them.

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  • LJM
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    • 21st Nov 06, 5:53 PM
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    they sound really yummy,may have to give them a go
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    • lynzpower
    • By lynzpower 21st Nov 06, 6:09 PM
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    • 21st Nov 06, 6:09 PM
    i made these the other day and just as a heads up- dont bother to do them in a loaf tin if thats the only tin you happen to have as i did they didnt set and all collapsed. Still ate them though, but rubbish for the lunchboxes, so I just scoffed them to myself at home, well it would be a shame to waste- obviously!
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    • By comping cat 21st Nov 06, 6:12 PM
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    • 21st Nov 06, 6:12 PM
    I made them last week, and cooked them in my 12 cup bun tin (i also use that tin for my yorkies!!!). I just put a spoonful in each cup, and they came out lovely!!!
    • larmy16
    • By larmy16 21st Nov 06, 6:56 PM
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    • 21st Nov 06, 6:56 PM
    Yeah we have had these too, they are chocolicious. Especially eaten as a pud with cream!!!!!!
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  • wigginsmum
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    • 21st Nov 06, 6:57 PM
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    I did them a while ago and they were great. I spread them in the oblong tray I use for flapjacks,
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    • annie12
    • By annie12 21st Nov 06, 7:36 PM
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    • 21st Nov 06, 7:36 PM
    These are fab....which reminds me, I need to make some tomorrow!
    • phizzimum
    • By phizzimum 21st Nov 06, 9:14 PM
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    I've never liked weetabix, so why oh why did I buy a packet of oatibix? the power of advertising I guess! (when I was little I remember buying a bounty bar cos the advert said it was the taste of paradise, I can still feel the disappointment of finding out it just tasted of coconut)

    this recipe should be great for using them up
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    • 21st Nov 06, 11:58 PM
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    I've never liked weetabix, so why oh why did I buy a packet of oatibix? the power of advertising I guess!

    this recipe should be great for using them up
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    Spooky coincidence - I was just thinking exactly the same thing!
    • taplady
    • By taplady 22nd Nov 06, 8:19 AM
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    They are really nice, my DH loves them ! I bake mine in a flattish tin (flapjack type tin) and they come out fine!
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    • Strepsy
    • By Strepsy 22nd Nov 06, 8:25 AM
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    Do they have the nice crispy top? I too have some Oatibix to use up. lol.

    I tried the brownie recipe from the Be-ro cookbook but the top wasn't quite right, though they were yummy.
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  • katieowl
    Well a good use for all the crumbs in the wheatabix packets too..... I buy 'savers' ones, and the last packet had tons of bits at the bottom by the time the kids had finished with it. I just threw them into the bread pudding I made this morning... must have been at least 4's worth of crumbs, I'll print this off for next time LOL!


    • earthmother
    • By earthmother 22nd Nov 06, 12:16 PM
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    Funnily enough I'd just taken a batch of these out of the oven when Martin's email dropped through

    We make ours with crushed bran flakes (about 3.5 ozs) - all started when I was directed from a 'how to use bran flakes' thread to the recipe a few months back - actually now have a box of branflakes in the cupboard purely for this recipe, lol - no-one likes them as cereal

    They're so popular with the family that I'm using the recipe for christmas hampers - some ready made, and others as ingredients layered in a jar which is quite effective visually (you need a 2lb jam jar, or if you use kilners, a 0.5l one will fit all but the chocolate (0.75l is too big and the ingredients get shaken up).

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    • Fiverqueen
    • By Fiverqueen 22nd Nov 06, 1:19 PM
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    I came across Jaxxy00's thread a while back, and my kids loooove these! I always double the quantities and bake them in a huge pyrex oblong dish.

    The kids love helping, and it's great for little ones who can easily crush up the Weetabix! Oh, and don't bother with the branded stuff as Tesco's own or any value weetabix works just as well!

    DD1 made these for Children in Need at school, and they were sold out in minutes!

    Just watch your waistline though... these are a bit moreish!

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    • Rachie B
    • By Rachie B 22nd Nov 06, 9:53 PM
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    these are the fave HM treats in this house

    very moreish !
    • dlb
    • By dlb 23rd Nov 06, 6:31 AM
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    I made these for the first time yesterday and did double amounts, lets just say there is only enough left to put a piece each in the 3 boys lunch boxes, the rest was eaten last night!!
    So another batch to be made today i think!!!
    Thanks for a great recipe!!
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    • Katgoddess
    • By Katgoddess 23rd Nov 06, 6:57 AM
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    These are lovely. One of the cakes I can make without it all going horribly wrong.
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    • mrweeble
    • By mrweeble 23rd Nov 06, 9:16 AM
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    I've never liked weetabix, so why oh why did I buy a packet of oatibix? the power of advertising I guess!

    this recipe should be great for using them up
    by phizzimum
    Spooky coincidence - I was just thinking exactly the same thing!
    by filigree
    I do like Weetabix, but those Oatabix are icky, had two bowls (didn't like the first one, so tried a second with even more milk - didn't like that one either) and now have more than half the pack to use up. What's really bad, is I moved house and brought them with me cos I didn't like to throw them away.

    At least I have something I can try to get rid of them.
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    so is it poss to use oatibix? cos i bought a box too n they are manky:confused:
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    • apprentice tycoon
    • By apprentice tycoon 23rd Nov 06, 11:28 AM
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    The brownies are great, I've just made them with the dregs of a bran flake box - but what is more amazing why Martin was looking for a brownie recipe in the first place?
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