Saturday, 23 July 2016

Chocolate Chip Cornflake Cookies


Hello
I'm back again with another Tanya Bakes recipe. I can't seem to put this book down, I just keep flicking through looking at all the delicious cakes and cookies. This week I baked these cookies with my little sister, they were so easy, we just put everything into my mixer and turned it on. 
Just on a side note this recipe states it makes 12 large cookies but when we made them it made 24 decent sized cookies. So this is what we used:

Ingredients 

200g unsalted butter,softened
300g granulated Sugar
1 large egg
300g self-raising flour
200g milk chocolate chips
80g cornflakes
Pinch of sea salt



Like I said above me and my little sister just put all the ingredients into my mixer and mixed for a couple of minutes. If you don't want to do this method or do not have a stand mixer then start off by creaming the butter and sugar together. (In the recipe in the book it said to use golden caster sugar but I didn't have any so I used granulated). Then add the egg and give it a quick whisk. Next add the rest of the ingredients, give it a good whisk and that is the mixture complete. I ended up using 4 baking sheets for my cookies, 6 balls per tray so it gave them enough space to spread when baking without touching. Bake for 15 minutes in a pre heated oven (180c).
Lastly let them to cool down on the baking sheet for 10 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack for 20 minutes.
That's it, I hope you enjoy making this and I'll be back next week!
Enjoy x




Saturday, 16 July 2016

Bourbon Cupcakes



Bourbon biscuits have always been a favourite of mine so I thought why not put them on top of a cupcake.


Ingredients 

Cupcakes
6oz Butter
6oz Sugar
2 Eggs
4oz Self Raising Flour
1oz Cocoa Powder
1oz Oats
1tsp Baking Powder
2tsp Vanilla extract

Buttercream
5oz Butter
9oz Icing Sugar
1oz Cocoa Powder
Dash of milk

Bourbons to top 


I added the butter and sugar into my food mixer to cream together,then added the eggs and vanilla. Mix for a minute or so until it is full mixed together well. 
Slowly add the dry ingredients, if needed then add a dash of milk to get the right consistency. 
Bake at 180c for 20 minutes then leave to cool for 1 hour. 
Next is to make the buttercream icing. Cream the butter for 2 minutes then slowly add the icing sugar and cocoa powder. 
Spread the icing sugar on the cupcake with a spatula,cut a bourbon in half and place on top.
There you have it, Bourbon Cupcakes.






Enjoy x











Saturday, 9 July 2016

Mary Berry's Chocolate Fork Biscuits



I've been engrossed in my new baking book 'Tanya Bakes' wanting to bake and eat everything in it! So I thought I would start off with something quick and easy. 

Ingredients 
100g Softened unsalted butter 
50g Caster sugar (I used granulated)
150g Self raising flour
25g Cocoa powder
Splash of milk 


So in this recipe it tells you to cream the butter and the sugar together,doing it step by step but I wanted to try it different. I put all of the ingredients (except the milk) into my electric mixer and turned it on starting it off slow. Easy as that. It came together into breadcrumbs then I added the milk and it formed the dough. 
Next I formed it into 15 small balls and placed them onto a baking tray. I then flattened them with the back of a fork,put them into the oven (180c) for 10-12 minutes. I left them in for the full 12 minutes,took them out and let them rest on the baking tray for 5 minutes then transfer them to a cooling rack until completely cool. 
Easy isn't it ?