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Treats06 Nov 2011 01:01 pm

These cute little donut balls are perfect for preparing in advance – simple prepare the batter and roll into balls before putting into the fridge overnight and all you need to do the next day is fry them when you’re ready to serve them. Add a scoop of cold vanilla ice cream for a comforting pudding.

Ingredient List:
- 275g plain flour
- 80g caster sugar
- 60ml rapeseed oil
- 175ml milk
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp. baking powder
- Pinch salt
- 1 tsp. ground mixed spice
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 200g granulated sugar + 1 tsp. cinnamon

- Sieve together the flour and baking powder into a large bowl.

- Mix in the sugar, mixed spice and cinnamon.

- Beat together the egg, milk and rapeseed oil. Make a well in the centre of the flour, then pour in this mixture.

- Mix the ingredients together until a smooth batter forms.

- Drop heaped teaspoonfuls of the mixture into hot oil. Fry on all sides until a deep golden brown colour.

- Mix together remaining sugar and cinnamon and roll donut balls in the mixture so that they are fully covered in sugar.

Source: Donut Recipes.

Treats21 Aug 2011 08:07 am

These simple biscuits are perfect for kids parties – they’re sweet and very moreish. If you like marzipan, you’ll love these biscuits. Why not ice them with some brightly coloured royal icing or get the kids to join in and ice them with you?

Ingredients List:
500g block marzipan
100g icing sugar
20g plain flour
1 egg white
1 tsp. rose water or rose essence

1) Knead together the marzipan, sugar, flour, egg white and rose water until smooth.

2) Roll out to 1cm thick and cut into shapes.

3) Line a baking tray with parchment and place the biscuits onto the tray. Put into the fridge and let them set overnight.

4) When you’re ready to cook, preheat the oven to 160C and cook the biscuits for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Source: Biscuits Recipe.

Treats27 Jan 2011 05:26 am

This is a deliciously moist carrot cake that’s chock-full of fruit and coconut. It’s full of flavour and is great with a cup of tea in the afternoons as a sugary pick-me-up. It’s incredibly easy to make, too.


315g plain flour
300g caster sugar
225g grated carrots
150ml vegetable oil
3 medium bananas
1 tin of crushed pineapple
3 eggs
85g walnuts
80g sultanas
25g desiccated coconut
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking powder

1. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas mark 4 and grease and line a cake tin.

2. Tip all of the ingredients into a large bowl and mix well. It doesn’t really matter which order you put them in as long as they’re mixed well.

3. Put the mixture into the cake tin.

4. Cook for 45 minutes. Once cooked, leave to cool before serving.

Source: Carrot Cake Recipe.

Treats22 Dec 2010 06:02 am

This is an incredibly quick, easy recipe that makes delicious toffee perfect for giving as a gift. You can substitute the almonds for chopped hazelnuts if you prefer.

250g caster sugar
225g butter
175g plain chopped chocolate
4 tbsp. chopped almonds
2 tbsp. water

1. Butter a swiss roll tin.

2. In a heavy bottomed saucepan, melt the butter.

3. Stir in the sugar and water and bring the mixture to the boil.

4. Add the almonds and mix in well.

5. Cook, stirring all the while until the almonds are toasted and the mixture is golden in colour.

6. Remove this from the heat and pour into the prepared tin.

7. Break the chocolate over the top and when melted, spread out with a palette knife and leave to set.

8. Once completely cooled, break into pieces and serve.

Source: Toffee Recipes.

Treats05 Mar 2010 02:43 am

These cookies are absolutely wonderful and everyone that tastes them won’t be able to stop at just one. You will want to make sure that you try these cookies the next time you are craving something sweet, these cookies will hit the spot. They are the perfect snack for you to take with you to work. You will also want to make sure you make them the next time you are having company over, everyone will love them.

List of ingredients:

4 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of salt
1 1/2 cups of soft butter
1 cup of white sugar
2 cups of brown sugar
4 eggs
4 teaspoons of vanilla extract
3 cups of semisweet chocolate chips

Baking instructions:

The first thing you will do is turn your oven on and set it at 350 degrees. Then you will sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set it to the side for now. Now you will mix together the sugars and butter until they are mixed well. Now go ahead and add in the eggs and vanilla extract, make sure you mix it until it is well blended. Now you will want to blend in the flour mixture. Add in the chocolate chips and mix them until they are well blended. Now you are going to roll the dough into fair sized balls and place them onto ungreased cookie sheets. Place the cookies into your oven and bake them for about 15 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are a golden brown color. Take them out of the oven and let them cool for about 10 minutes before you serve them.

Snacks&Treats24 Oct 2009 03:18 pm

It’s just a few days until Halloween, and here is a great recipe for pumpkin gingerbread suitable for the occasion:

List of ingredients:

2/3 cup of butter.
2/3 cup of brown sugar, packed.
2 medium eggs.
1 cup of canned pumpkin.
1/2 cup of light molasses.
1/2 cup of milk.
2 1/2 cups of flour.
1 tablespoon of fresh grated ginger OR 1 teaspoon of dried ground ginger.
1 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.
1 teaspoon of baking powder.
1 teaspoon of baking soda.

Preparation method:

Cream the butter and brown sugar in a mixer.

Add the eggs and canned pumpkin, then mix for about 2 minutes.

Add the remaining ingredients and beat until smooth.

Spread the mixture in a 9*13-inch pan sprayed with non-stick spray.

Bake at 350F for about 35-40 minutes.

Source: Gingerbread Recipes.

Treats17 Mar 2009 11:56 am

List of ingredients:

1 cup of all-purpose flour.
1/4 cup of sugar.
1 1/2 teaspoons of double-acting baking powder.
1 teaspoon of salt.
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda.
1 1/3 cups of quick-cooking rolled oats.
1 cup of pitted prunes, chopped.
1 cup of buttermilk.
1/4 cup of unsalted butter, melted and cooled.
1/4 cup of molasses.
1 large egg, beaten lightly.


In a suitably sized bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda.

Stir in the oats and chopped prunes.

In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, unsalted butter, molasses and egg.

Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture, stirring the batter until it is just combined.

Divide the batter among 12 buttered 1/3 cup muffin tins and bake the muffins in the middle of a preheated 400F oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden and springy to the touch.

Turn the muffins out onto a rack and allow them to cool.

Source: Prune Recipes.

Treats11 Nov 2008 03:40 am

Here is a great festive recipe that you may want to make this Christmas:

Ingredient list:

12 ounces (1 packet) of vanilla wafers, crushed.
1/2 cup of rum.
1/2 cup of brandy.
1/2 cup of honey.
1 lb of ground walnuts.
Powdered sugar.


Combine all ingredients except the powdered sugar, blending thoroughly.

Roll into small balls, then gently roll in the sugar.


Source: Candy Recipes.

Treats28 Jul 2008 11:05 am

I made this today – and will definitely be making it again!

List of almond biscotti ingredients:

4 medium eggs.
2 medium egg whites.
4 cups of flour.
2 cups of sugar.
1 cup of almonds, chopped and toasted.
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda.
1 teaspoon of vanilla.
1/2 teaspoon of almond extract.
1/2 teaspoon of salt.


Combine the flour, almonds, baking soda, sugar and salt.

Separately, combine the vanilla, almond extract, 4 eggs and 2 egg whites.

Combine the two mixtures.

Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead about 10 times.

Shape into a long roll, flattened to one-inch thickness.

Bake at 350F for 30 mins.

Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes.

Cut into half-inch diagonal slices and place the cut sides down.

Bake for another 8-10 minutes, then turn and bake for another 8-10 minutes.

Remove and let cool on wire rack.

Source: This came from the biscotti recipes collection.

Fruit&Treats12 Jun 2008 09:19 am

Ingredient list:

1 cup of figs.
1 cup of toasted coconut.
¾ cup of nuts.
1/3 cups of crystallized ginger.
1 cup of powdered sugar.
2 tablespoons of lemon juice.
¼ teaspoon of salt.


Combine the figs, nuts, salt, and ginger onto a chopping board.

Chop finely.

Place the lemon juice in a bowl and add the chopped fruit combination and stir.

Knead mixture into a paste on a board coated with powdered sugar.

Roll out thinly.

Cut dough into 1 inch squares.

Stack together in layers of three and sprinkle the coconut between the layers.

Source: Fig Recipes.

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