Wednesday, 22 January 2014


These are the most delicious biscuits I have ever made....and probably the most unhealthy. You have been warned!

The recipe is by Mary Berry and is very simple.

Melt 8oz butter, 8oz Demerara sugar and 3oz golden syrup in a pan. Add 10 oz porridge oats.

Flatten out mixture in a lined baking tray and bake at 140c for 35 minutes until pale golden brown. Remove from oven and after 10 minutes cut into squares (small ones!).

Leave to cool in the tin.

Try not to eat them all at once.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Apple sponge

Last night's pudding in order to use up some Bramley apples.

Peel and slice apples (I had five). Put them in a saucepan with a couple of tablespoons water and cook over a low heat until apples have broken down - about eight minutes. Add sugar if needed.

Whisk together two eggs and 50g sugar until light and fluffy. Fold in 60g self raising flour and a pinch of ground cloves if you like. I also added a little bit of vanilla extract.

Place apples in greased baking dish. Pour over sponge mixture. Bake in oven at 180C for about 30 minutes.


As you can see, it didn't last long.