Time to get baking with two quick & easy bakes for beginners from The Easy Peasy Baking Campaign: Chocolate Chunk Cookies and Cheese Muffins with Sweetcorn & Spinach
With so many of us staying in and looking for ways to keep busy, now is the best time to learn a new skill and find ways to show loved ones and neighbours that we care.
The Easy Peasy Baking Campaign have sent us two super simple and quick recipes that require little equipment for you to try yourself.
So why not get baking today.
Chocolate Chunk Cookies
(Makes 10 cookies)
300g plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
120g salted butter (melted)
225g light brown soft sugar
20 squares of milk chocolate (you will need to buy a large bar)
Baking tray lined with baking paper
Preheat your oven to 160°C.
In the mixing bowl combine the flour and bicarbonate and set to one side.
In the other bowl, melt the butter in the microwave and mix in the sugar before adding the egg. Add this wet mix to the dry flour mix and bring together with the wooden spoon to form a dough.
Divide the dough into 60g balls and place on the lined baking tray, leaving room to spread between each one. Push each ball down slightly then place in the oven for 6 minutes.
After the 6 minutes take the cookies out of the oven, press 2 squares of chocolate into each one, rotate the tray then bake for a further 6 minutes.
Allow to cool slightly on the tray before serving.
Tip: You can keep the 60g dough balls in the freezer and when ready, bake for 12-14 minutes until golden brown, so you always have cookies on hand!
Cheese Muffins with Sweetcorn & Spinach
(Makes 12 muffins)
175g plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
150g pre-grated cheese
50g baby spinach, shredded
100g tinned sweetcorn, drained
150g unsalted butter, melted
Muffin cases x 12
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Combine the flour, bicarbonate, cheese, spinach and sweetcorn in the mixing bowl.
Add the eggs, melted butter and milk and mix it all together.
Divide the batter evenly into the muffin cases.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until risen and golden. Serve warm.
Tip: Don’t have spinach or sweetcorn? Experiment with your favourite fillings – chopped red pepper or onions, or cubed ham make for delicious alternatives. You can also add finely chopped chilli or chilli pepper flakes to add a spicy kick.
* The recipes are from the Easy Peasy Baking Campaign launched by nabim, The National Association of British and Irish Millers, to encourage the UK’s non-bakers to stick the oven on and get baking in 2020.
A recent survey conducted by nabim found that 24 per cent of non-bakers say that baking takes too much time, 22 per cent do not bake because of a lack of energy and 19 per cent find baking too difficult.
You can follow the Easy Peasy Baking Campaign on social: @fabflour on Facebook, @fab_flour on Instagram and @FABflour on Twitter. You can find more Easy Peasy Baking information here: https://fabflour.co.uk/easy-peasy-bakes/.
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