Recipe | Chewy chocolate oat squares

Chewy chocolate oat squares: a tasty mix of flapjack and cake

Chewy chocolate oat square flapjack white and milk chocolate cake recipe uk

This week’s recipe comes from GoodtoKnow. I’ve haven’t tried a mixture of flapjack and cake before, but this recipe produces a chocolatey treat with an incredibly moreish texture. I made one significant change to the original recipe: I put all the chocolate on top rather than inside the oat squares.

Ingredients (makes 16 to 32 chewy chocolate oat squares)

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Recipe | Jammy Shortcake Biscuit Bites

Jammy Shortcake Biscuit Bites – another no-bake tray bake which is super sweet and simple to make.

Jammy Dodgers jammy shortbread biscuit bites tray bake recipe no baking uk

I think I’m on a no-bake roll. Last week it was Mars Bar and Rice Krispies cake bites, this week I’ve been making tray bake using one of my favourite biscuits: Jammy Dodgers.

My mum passed on the original recipe to me from one of Nadiya Hussain’s baking columns in The Times Magazine. I made a couple of changes to the recipe quantities and method, fortunately without any negative repercussions!

A note on Jammy Dodgers

If you’re not familiar with Jammy Dodgers, each biscuit is made up of two circles of shortbread, wedged together with a sticky layer of strawberry jam. The original biscuit is made here in the UK by Burtons, but a lot of supermarkets make their own cheaper versions. I used Aldi’s own version of the classic biscuit, which you can see in the picture below.

Jammy Dodgers jammy shortbread biscuits for tray bake recipe

Ingredients (makes 16 to 25 Jammy Shortcake Biscuit Bites depending on how big you cut them)

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Recipe | Mars Bar and Rice Krispies cake bites

Mars Bar and Rice Krispies cake bites: just 5 basic ingredients make this easy, sweet treat!

Quick Mars bar and rice krispie cake bars uk recipe chocolate and puffed rice cereal tray bake

After last week’s brownies, this week I was looking for another tray bake, although what I’ve found doesn’t actually require any baking.

These Mars Bar and Rice Krispies cake bites are quick and simple to make. As there’s no oven involved and you can do all the melting using a microwave, they’re also a good option if you want to “bake” with the help of little people. I got the original recipe here at GoodtoKnow. I made a couple of small changes, mostly to the decorative final layer.

A note on Mars Bars and Rice Krispies

If you can only get your hands on the original brands, that’s fine. But most supermarkets do their own, far cheaper versions of both these ingredients. I used Tesco’s own version of Mars Bars (any bar containing nougat and caramel coated in milk chocolate will be fine) and Rice Krispies because they were half the price of the original brands (see pics below).

Tesco's own brand rice krispies, puffed rice cereal and mars bars crazy caramels

Ingredients (makes 16 to 32 Mars Bar and Rice Krispies cake bites depending on how big you cut them)

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Recipe | White chocolate and strawberry heart truffles

White chocolate and strawberry heart truffles: small bites of deliciousness.

UK white chocolate strawberry heart shaped truffles easy recipe

After a long break from baking, I’m back with something a little different: white chocolate and strawberry heart truffles. This recipe comes from a recent Tesco’s magazine (I didn’t take a note of which month, but I suspect it was February 2017).

Making the white chocolate truffle mixture is easy, although cutting out the hearts can be fiddly. But all-in-all it’s worth the effort because the final result are small bits of deliciousness!

Ingredients (makes 20 – 40 heart truffles depending on how thick you pour the slab): Continue reading

Recipe | Raspberry and white chocolate blondies

If you’re looking for a sugar rush, these raspberry and white chocolate blondies are for you!

how long will blondies keep freshly baked

I got this recipe from the latest edition (March 2017) of Tesco Magazine. These blondies have a long cooking time, but if you’re looking for the ultimate sweet treat, it’s worth it!

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Recipe | Mint Oreo and white chocolate fudge

Mint Oreo white chocolate fudge. One for those with more than one sweet tooth!

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This recipe is a variation on a recipe from Jane at Jane’s Patisserie. Her original recipe is for Strawberry Oreo fudge, but I prefer Mint Oreos so decided to swap out the strawberry ones for mint 🙂

This is a quick, no-bake recipe. The hardest part is preparing the tin and then having the patience to let the mint Oreo fudge set before scoffing it!

Ingredients

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Recipe | Jane’s caramel rolo fudge

Ooo, look! I made fudge!

No bake caramel rolo fudge recipe

As you may have guessed from the title, I got this recipe from the lovely Jane at Jane’s Patisserie. If you haven’t visited her blog yet, you really should. Everything she makes is to die for!

This is a very quick, no-bake recipe and the results are impressive. Just don’t tell anyone how easy it is to make 😉

If you’re struggling with this recipe, please pop over to Jane’s original blog post where there’s a short video showing her putting everything together.

No cook caramel rolo fudge recipe

Ingredients

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Recipe | White chocolate blondies

A white chocolate alternative to traditional chocolate brownies. Gooey and rich: definitely for those with a sweet tooth!

White chocolate blondies recipe sliced white chocolate brownie recipe

I believe, technically, blondies don’t feature chocolate at all (vanilla is substituted for the chocolate). However, I couldn’t resist going for a white chocolate version.

I got this recipe from the BBC Good Food website. A few warnings from my experience: I had to go past the advised cooking time to get the middle to solidify and the end product was still very dense with a slightly “raw” appearance. The top cracked and it was difficult to cut the blondies cleanly. That said, they taste great. So as long as your priority is flavour, not appearance, I recommend you give this a try!

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Recipe | Chocolate orange cups

Your eyes do not deceive you: these are all chocolate, including the white cases!

Chocolate orange cups in white orange cupcake cases home made sweets

Ingredients

  • 100 g/ 3.5 oz white chocolate

Filling

  • 150 g/ 5.5 oz orange-flavoured dark chocolate (if you can’t find this, you can add orange liqueur to dark chocolate instead. Don’t make my initial mistake: make sure your chocolate is smooth and doesn’t contain lumps of orange!)
  • 150 ml/ 0.25 pint double cream
  • 25 g/ 1 oz icing sugar

Method

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Recipe | Red velvet cake with white chocolate buttercream icing

Yesterday, in celebration of World Baking Day 2015 (who knew?!), I tried to make red velvet cake. For my first ever attempt, the cake turned out great – fluffy and delicious – but sadly, not very red.

Red velvet cake with white chocolate buttercream icing and filling

Red velvet cake with white chocolate buttercream icing and filling

As you can see from the pictures, the cake has a reddish tinge, but it’s not the deep red I was hoping for. This was entirely my fault. I didn’t read the recipe properly when buying red food dye and so didn’t buy enough – turns out you need A LOT.

Anyway, it still tastes great!

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