5 Recipes You Simply Must Try | Cooking

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Baking and cooking is a great way to introduce little chefs to the kitchen and to help them start to understand food. As well as being an activity that anyone in the family can take part in and enjoy during these chillier months at home, and what better way to enjoy food than to bake something at home! You know that satisfying feeling of eating something you have crafted and baked with your own hands? Yes, great! This November why not take to the kitchen, pick up your wooden spoon and start making your own creations, either by yourself, with the little ones or why not challenge your mum or partner. Baking is a ideal way of spending time at home this autumn and especially with another few weeks of lockdown ahead of us. Set your mind and hands free and get creative!

Here are 5 tasty treats to get you started in the kitchen. Using some ingredients that will be hidden in your cupboards.

 

1. Traditional Flapjack

This traditional flapjack recipe is soft, chewy and quite frankly a little slice of heaven to accompany your afternoon cup of tea or coffee. A perfect pick me up treat for any member of the family, in this recipe I have added a slight Caribbean twist to by adding in some desiccated coconut mixed in with the oats, a welcome twang to this traditional treat.

Ingredients:

150g unsalted butter

75g golden syrup (approx. 3 tbsp) but add one more tablespoon!

2 teaspoons of honey

150g soft light brown sugar

300g porridge oats

50g desiccated coconut

A pinch of salt

Continue reading over on the website to see the method and the original recipe.

 

2. Cheese Straws (plus Marmite for those who love it!)

Cheese straws are a notorious (because they are addictive) go to for those who crave something a little more savoury. Think about it – thin, flaky, light pastry melting in your mouth then your taste buds are hit with that cheese. For those of you who love marmite add a thin layer to really enhance this treat, for those of you who haven’t yet tried this combination – please do sooner rather than later!

Visit the Delicious website for their recipe, or simply buy some ready made pastry (puff is best). Roll it out, add cheese and marmite. Cut into strips, twist and bake!

 

3. Rocky Road

The rocky road is a classic well known sweet treat, one for all you chocolate lovers, plus this is a super easy recipe as it doesn’t require to be baked! Just chilled sufficiently in the fridge until tea time. The advantage of this recipe is that the ingredients can be changed endlessly. As long as you have chocolate (or syrup like in this recipe) to hold the ingredients together and a type of biscuit as the main filling – go wild and add anything else you wish!

Continue reading over on the Delicious website for their recipe.

 

4. Banana, Raisin and Honey Muffins

Bored of cereal or toast? Want something different for breakfast, why not bake your own breakfast muffins. Made with fruit and honey you get a real natural sugar kick as this recipe does not have any refined sugar in it! Using whole flour if you have any, and oats this recipe is a great alternative for breakfast or brunch.

Continue reading over on the Delicious website for their recipe.

 

5. Hummus

This lunchtime, or let’s face it any time of day snack, is great for all the family. This recipe is super easy and it saves you from buying single use plastic in the supermarket. Remember every time you buy a pot of hummus it’s in a plastic tub. Follow this recipe to make your very own hummus.

Ingredients:

1 x 400g tin of chickpeas

1 large garlic clove

1 tablespoon of tahini

A pinch of salt (always more than a pinch though)

Juice of 1 lemon

Olive oil (Extra Virgin if possible)

Paprika to garnish.

Method:

1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas well. Place chickpeas along with the rest of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If the hummus is too thick for your liking then add a splash of water at a time and blend until it’s the desired consistency.

2. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with paprika to serve.

 

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