Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Healthy (ish) Flapjacks

I say healthy (ish). This is because, in comparison to normal flapjacks, they are healthy, because they don't have any golden syrup in them, plus they have a banana; but in comparison to your average healthy food, they really aren't healthy at all. Either way, I love flapjacks, and these are super easy to make and super yummy as well, so enjoy!

NB: I didn't put any cups measurements in, because most of these measurements are just too small.

Healthy (ish) Flapjacks
Bare Necessities
80g Brown Sugar
40g Butter
60g Margarine
250g Oats
1 Banana
2tbsp Runny Honey

1. Preheat the oven to 220C/gas mark 5/430F.
2. Melt the butter and margarine in a saucepan.
3. Mix in the sugar and honey until everything is completely mixed in.
4. Mix in the oats.
5. Mash up the banana until it is a puree and then add it to the mixture.
6. Grease and line a baking tin.
7. Pour the mixture into the tin and then spread it evenly so that it is (pretty much) flat.
8. Pop the flapjack mixture in the oven for about 10/15 minutes, or until it is just starting to go golden.
9. Take the flapjacks out of the oven, drizzle some honey over the top and then put them back in the oven for another 5 minutes.
10. Take them out of the oven, cover them with a tea towel and leave them to cool.
11. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeasy Sponge Cake (but without the lemons)

This recipe is just so easy! Literally, it only took me like, 5 minutes to make, and it's so hard to mess this up (unless you're my friend who forgot to put sugar in hers). This is such a good recipe just to have for those times when you need to quickly whip something up that everyone will like, it just ticks all the boxes!

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeasy Sponge Cake
Bare Necessities
(makes 2 cakes)
125g Margarine
125g Castor Sugar
2 Eggs
1/4tsp Vanilla Essence
125g Self-Raising Flour
1tsp Baking Powder

1. Preheat the oven to 165C/gas mark 5.
2. Grease and line 2 cake tins.
3. Beat together all of the ingredients until all the ingredients are fully combined and there are no lumps in the mixture.
4. Pour the mixture into the two tins and pop into the oven for about 25 mins, or until they're golden on the top and are cooked all the way through.
5. Take the cakes out of their tins and place on a cooling rack to cool.
6. OPTIONAL: Once the cakes are cool, put a bit of jam on one, put the second cake on top and serve up!