An Easy Baking Post

The other week I did a whole baking feature showing off my millionaires’ shortbread recipe and photos. As much as I enjoy baking, sometimes I want to have freshly baked goods in the house but just really can’t be bothered.

Let’s face it, it’s nice to pretend to be the domestic goddess sometimes and just scrape by making minimal effort….

Bob’s job means he can come home with all sorts of products sometimes and a couple of weeks ago, one of said products included Dr Oetker Bake in the Box Loaf Cake Mix in lemon and poppy-seed flavour.

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How to: Millionaires’ Shortbread

Now I’m on maternity leave, I thought I’d finally get round to some how to posts in particular; Baking.

I will admit that the revival of Bake Off! has re-inspired me to bake some more and I kicked things off last week with Millionaires’ Shortbread.

Ingredients Required for the shortbread:

  • 250g plain flour
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 175g butter, softened

Ingredients needed for the caramel:

  • I decided to cheat a little and rather than make my caramel from scratch, I decided to test out Lotus Biscoff Spread

Ingredients needed for the chocolate topping:

  • 200g plain or milk chocolate, broken into pieces

First Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees before lining a tin with baking paper.

To make the shortbread, combine the flour and sugar in a bowl before rubbing in the butter until it looks like breadcrumbs. You then knead the mixture until it formsĀ a dough and press it into the tin so it is even and prick with a fork.

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Creme Egg Chocolate Brownies

Easter has been and gone, but a few days before the big day I decided to do some baking. I haven’t baked in so long so I was worried about how it would go or whether I would find my flair for it again but I had a stab at making Creme Egg Chocolate Brownies for the first time EVER! It wasn’t a disaster like I thought it might be in my head but instead they turned out great if a little squidgy at first but once set they were yummy.

I started by melting 180g of butter and 180g of dark chocolate in a pan over some boiling water…

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I then mixed 3 eggs and 275g of Golden caster sugar in a bowl until it went pale and the size doubled…

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Once the chocolate mixture cooled, it was then added to the egg and sugar mixture and I then weighed up 85g of plain flour and 40g of cocoa powder…

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The flour and cocoa powder was then sieved into the rest of the mixture and folded in until well mixed…

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It was then poured into the trays and placed in the oven for 15 minutes. After this I added the creme egg’s. I halved 6 eggs and put them into the mixture evenly and put back into the oven for a further 10 minutes before leaving to cool and set. And here is the final result….

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I am really impressed with the recipe which I found over Here! Did any of you do any easter baking posts?

Thanks

Laura x

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