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    • maryb
    • By maryb 21st Apr 05, 9:25 PM
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    • #2
    • 21st Apr 05, 9:25 PM
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    • 21st Apr 05, 9:25 PM
    Lemon drizzle cake is good if your school fet has rules about not having fresh cream or butter cream (as my daughters' school does "for health and safety reasons")
    4 oz marge
    6 oz sugar
    2 beaten eggs
    6 oz SR flour
    6 tbsps milk
    rind of 2 lemons
    simply beat it all together and pour into 6 inch cake tin and bake at Gas 3/ 170 degrees for 1 hour ish
    meanwhile mix the juice from one of the lemons with enough sugar to make a syrup them when the cake comes out of the oven !!!!! it with a skewer and pour the syrup over.
    • Becles
    • By Becles 21st Apr 05, 9:38 PM
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    • 21st Apr 05, 9:38 PM
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    • 21st Apr 05, 9:38 PM
    This is dead easy. You can knock out a batch in a few minutes.

    Basic cookie recipe:

    4oz marg
    3oz soft brown sugar
    2tbsp syrup
    6oz plain flour

    Cream sugar and marg together. Stir in syrup and flour and mix well. Place spoonfuls of mixture on a greased baking tray.

    Bake at 180C (gas mark 4) for 10 mins for cookies about 5 cm in diameter. Adjust for bigger or smaller ones!

    Variations: add various things in at the flour stage such as

    chocolate chips
    cocoa powder
    glace cherries
    dried fruit
    mini M&M's or similar

    If the mixture goes a bit dry after adding above, add a 1-2 tbsp milk.
    Here I go again on my own....
    • maryb
    • By maryb 21st Apr 05, 9:45 PM
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    • 21st Apr 05, 9:45 PM
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    • 21st Apr 05, 9:45 PM
    Becles that sounds scrummy, must try that. i have just started baking biscuits/cookies since I discovered Teflon baking tray liner - no more hacking at stubborn remains with a knife. Trouble is home baked go faster than shop bought so not sure it's actually money saving!!??
  • filigree
    • #5
    • 21st Apr 05, 10:15 PM
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    • 21st Apr 05, 10:15 PM
    I always make chocolate brownies which sell like the proverbial hot cakes I pinched the recipe from Blue Peter so it's easy to make.

    Ingredients:


    100g butter or margarine
    40g cocoa
    225g golden caster sugar
    2 medium eggs
    50g self raising flour
    half pack chocolate chips (about 50g)


    Melt the butter in a small bowl and allow to cool a little. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs and stir in the sugar. Sift the cocoa into the butter and stir. Add the cocoa mixture to the eggs and sugar and stir. Gradually add the sifted flour and stir gently. Finally stir in the chocolate chips.


    Line an 8 by 10 swiss roll tin with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 180 centigrade. Pour the cake mixture into the tin and bake for twenty minutes.


    Leave the brownies to cool before removing from the tin, and cut into 12 pieces.


    If you ever make the recipe at home, serve the brownies when still slightly warm with good quality vanilla icecream. Really yummy and easy posh pud if you want to treat yourself.


    You could make good old fairy cakes, they are dead cheap and easy. I always use the cheapest possible ingredients because honestly the kids don't care so long as it's full of sugar! The cakes will be more popular if you jazz them up a little bit, coloured icing works well.
  • wendyf
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    • 22nd Apr 05, 6:18 AM
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    • 22nd Apr 05, 6:18 AM
    Thanks for all your suggestions.
    Will be very busy tonight!!
    • Aril
    • By Aril 22nd Apr 05, 12:51 PM
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    • 22nd Apr 05, 12:51 PM
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    • 22nd Apr 05, 12:51 PM
    Hi Wendy
    whenever I'm asked to make cakes for school [a regular occurrence in our household!] I make chocolate crunchies - simply melt butter, golden syrup and cocoa powder together and then stir in cornflakes. Spoon into cake cases and leave to cool. About 3 mins but it eases my conscience because I still can claim they're "homemade"!!
    Regards
    Aril
  • bugs
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    • 22nd Apr 05, 1:44 PM
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    • 22nd Apr 05, 1:44 PM
    The Domestic Goddess (which I saw in a cheap bookshop for 5 the other day) has some tips on fete baking, particularly "brown stuff that isn't chocolate doesn't sell well so ice it!".

    Mary Berry's ultimate cake book has a whole section but it's probably a bit late.

    This is a good biccie recipe - oat and raisin cookies, although you can use any seeds you like, or nuts or other fruit:

    50g butter
    125g sugar
    1 beaten egg
    50g s/r flour
    1/2 tsp salt
    175g porridge oats

    125g raisins
    2 tbsp sesame seeds

    Beat sugar in to butter, then beat in egg, then sift in flour and salt and mix.

    Stir in porridge oats, raisins and sesame seeds till evenly coated with mix.

    Drop lumps on to greased baking trays, bake at 180c/350f/mark4 for 15 minutes (or a bit less if you make more)
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