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Baking Recipes

Baking is a great way for children to have fun and learn some new skills (as well as indulge in a few sweet treats). Here are some of our favourite recipes that are simple to make, safe for little hands and taste fantastic!

  • 8 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 medium egg (separated)
  • 50g softened butter
  • icing sugar for dusting
  • 1. Preheat your oven to 180c/gas mark 4
  • 2. To a large bowl add flour, sugar, peanut butter, egg yolk and butter
  • 3. Mix them all together into a smooth dough
  • 4. With lightly floured hands break up the dough into small hand sized pieces and roll them all into balls
  • 5. Place all of the balls onto a baking tray that has been lined with baking/greaseproof paper
  • 6. Press each ball into a disc shape using a fork.
  • 7. Place these in the oven for 10 minutes, or until golden brown
  • 8. Once baked, remove from the baking tray and allow to cool
  • 9. Once cooled dust with icing sugar and enjoy!
  • 150g self raising flour
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 150g butter
  • 3 medium eggs
  • A filling of your choice (avoid 'wet fillings', chocolate chips, chopped nuts or fudge pieces work best)
  • 115g icing sugar
  • 1. Preheat your oven to 175c
  • 2. To a large bowl add the flour, sugar, butter and eggs (plus any fillings that you've chosen)
  • 3. Whisk until everything is combined and the batter makes a 'ribbon' like pattern when the whisk moves around the bowl
  • 4. Using tables spoons, spoon the mixture into your cake cases
  • 5. Pop the cake cases into the oven for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown
  • 6. Leave these to cool
  • 7. While these cool, add your icing sugar into a bowl with a few teaspoons of water – the more water you add the more runny it will be. You can also add food colouring for that extra touch.
  • 8. Once the cakes are cool, drizzle/spoon the mixture onto each cake (you could even add any left over fillings to the top) and enjoy!
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 170g unsalted, melted butter
  • 55g cocoa powder
  • A few drops of Vanilla extract
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 170g plain flour
  • A pinch of baking powder
  • 1-2 handfulls of chocolate chunks/chips
  • 1. Pre-heat your oven to 165c and line an 8 inch square tin with baking paper/greaseproof paper
  • 2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until smooth, stir in the cocoa powder and vanilla extract
  • 3. Add the baking powder to the flour
  • 4. Add one egg and 1/3 of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until smooth. Add another egg and ½ of the remaining flour mixture and mix until smooth. Add the final egg and the remaining flour mixture and mix until smooth
  • 5. Add in you chocolate chunks or chocolate chips and pour the mixture into the lined tray
  • 6. Bake for 20 minutes (you can test if they are baked by placing a knife through the middle and removing to see if it comes out clean, if clean, they're baked)
  • 7. Carefully remove from the tray and cut into squares, allow to cool
  • 8. Once cooled you can dust them with a little icing sugar and enjoy!
  • 250g strong white Italian flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon golden caster sugar
  • 7g dry yeast
  • 160ml lukewarm water
  • 2tablespoons butter
  • 1. Preheat your oven to 200c/gas mark 6
  • 2. To a large bowl, sieve in the flour, add the salt and sugar and mix
  • 3. Add the yeast and mix again
  • 4. Mix the lukewarm water with the butter
  • 5. Add the mixture to the flour mixture and mix with your hands until it forms a dough
  • 6. remove from the bowl and place onto a floured surface – knead for 8-10 minutes until smooth and elastic
  • 7. Put it back in the bowl and cover with a damp towel, placing it in a warm place for 50-60 minutes – it should have doubled in size!
  • 8. Remove the dough and place back onto a floured surface, splitting the mixture in two
  • 9. Roll out the dough and place onto baking trays – add all of your toppings
  • 10. Pop your pizzas in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until the dough is brown and cooked, serve and enjoy!
  • 350g plain flour
  • 100g butter
  • 5 ½ teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
  • 175g light brown soft sugar
  • 4 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 1 medium egg
  • Icing sugar and sweets of your choice to decorate
  • 1. Preheat your oven to 180c/gas mark 4, grease a baking tray with butter
  • 2. To a large bowl add flour, butter, ginger, cinnamon, and bicarbonate of soda, mix with little finger until it turns crumbly
  • 3. Add in the sugar, syrup and egg and mix until it forms a firm dough
  • 4. Using a floured surface and rolling pin, roll out the dough and using biscuit cutters, cut your shapes out
  • 5. Place these onto your greased tray
  • 6. Bake for 15 minute until golden
  • 7. Once baked remove from the tray onto a cooling rack
  • 8. In another bowl add 200g of icing sugar and a few drops of water, mix to form a smooth paste
  • 9. Drip the icing onto the cooled gingerbread men and top with your chosen sweets, enjoy!

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