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Recipe for Oaty Banana Bites

12th February 2015
by M-admin-bakehouse
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Recipe for making Oaty Banana Bites

oaty banana bites

These are based on a recipe from the fb page Feed your family for about £20 a week.

They are ideal for breakfast on the go, or a sweet treat which is quite filling (well, it is when you’ve had three!!). You can leave out the chocolate, or substitute it for dried fruit of your choice.

Ingredients

Two large overripe bananas

Two cups of porridge oats

Five squares of chocolate (milk or white, or a mixture)

Method

1. Pour the oats into a bowl.

2. Cut the tops off the bananas and squeeze the insides into the bowl.

3. Chop the chocolate roughly into small pieces and add them to the bowl.

4. Mix thoroughly until all the ingredients are combined.

5. Roll into 12 balls of equal size.

6. Place them on a baking tray, with baking paper on it, with spaces in between. They won’t spread so you don’t need large spaces.

7. Put in the oven at 160 degrees for about 12-15 minutes. If you’d like more squidgy bites, leave for less time.

8. Leave to cool and then enjoy!

Monthly Modeller Classes

24th January 2015
by M-admin-bakehouse
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At Marie’s Bakehouse we offer a range of different classes, but one of our most popular ones is the Monthly Modeller Class. As the name suggested we meet once a month to model something different each time. Here are some of the things we’ve modelled already…… a witch witch model an elf Elf model an owl owl model a dragon OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA a beach scene BSN1 and an afternoon tea afternoon tea And these are all the work of students- not mine. We’ve also made a mermaid, Santa, a pirate, handbags, a princess, trains, cars and teddy bears to name but a few! If you’d like to join us, you can find a full list of classes here with our next class being Ronnie the Robot on Wednesday 28th January 7-9pm. Ronnie Robot model We do have a regular group of ladies who come to most classes, or those that come to ones that take their fancy. As well as learning, and being creative for two hours, we have a good natter, cups of tea and coffee and I bring along something I’ve baked (using my ladies as guinea pigs for my latest recipe hahaha), or if I’m very lucky, one of the ladies bakes for us instead!! Everything is provided, all you need to bring is a box to take your creation home. It’s a really nice relaxing evening, so if you fancy coming one night to one of our Monthly Modeller Classes, you would be very very welcome! You can message me on my fb page www.facebook.com/MariesBakehouse or via email at marie@mariesbakehouse.co.uk

Banana muffin recipe

20th January 2015
by M-admin-bakehouse
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banana muffin

Banana Muffin Recipe

I have constantly got over-ripe bananas in my house, that get chucked into the freezer for using on a later date. Time to get using some! Hence the next recipe for the Bakehouse Blog!

Ingredients

200g self raising flour

pinch of salt

3 large bananas, mashed

150g caster sugar

1 egg

75g  butter, melted

Method.

1. Preheat the oven to 180 C. Place 12 paper baking cases in a muffin, or cupcake, tin.

2. Put the flour and salt in a bowl, then set aside.

3. Combine mashed bananas, sugar, egg and melted butter in a large bowl.

4. Fold in flour mixture, and mix until just smooth- don’t over mix.

5. Spoon evenly into baking cases in muffin tin.

6. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until muffins spring back when lightly tapped.

These muffins will freeze well, but they also last for at least three days after baking too. I’m going to play with this recipe and add oats, cinnamon etc, and play about with reducing the amount of sugar too.

How to make Chocolate and Morello Cherry Slices

1st October 2013
by M-admin-bakehouse
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I know these don’t look too exciting, but the taste is awesome, and they’d be really good with custard or cream too. And with added cherries, but for this bake, I just wanted to try out the flavouring, but if you did want to add some, about 60g of chopped cherries would work well. Here’s the flavouring I used (which if you follow this blog, you’ll have seen before!)
I have used the raspberry one previously in a milk chocolate fudge, and the coconut one in my coconut and cranberry slice recipe.
This recipe uses a very easy, foolproof method of baking. And it’s really easy to follow. And you don’t need to remember any measurements, because you weigh your eggs, and then use the same amount of butter (or baking margarine), sugar, and self raising flour.
 
For a 8″ x 8″ tray, I used 6 eggs, which is about 360g give or take, depending on the size and weight of your eggs. It doesn’t matter if yours are over or under that weight, as long as you weigh the same amount of sugar, butter/baking margarine, and self raising flour it will still work.
 
So, for this recipe I used:
360g baking margarine
360g caster sugar
6 eggs
2 teaspoons of Morello cherry flavouring
360g self raising flour
3 tblspoons cocoa powder
 
What you need to do:
 
1. Beat together the baking margarine and the sugar. 2. Add the eggs one at a time and beat into the mixture. 3. Add 2 teaspoons of Morello cherry flavouring and beat. 4. Sieve in the flour and the cocoa powder and beat into the mixture again. At this stage if the mixture is not dropping consistency (it doesn’t ‘drop’ easily off the spoon) add a splash of milk and beat that in until fully combined. 5. Pour it into the prepared 8″ x 8″ tin. For this recipe I used my silicone one, which doesn’t need lining, but if you are using a tin, I’d line it with greaseproof paper before you add the mixture. 6. Bake at 160 degrees for about 30 minutes. Keep your eye on it, it might only need 25 minutes. If a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean, then it’s ready. 8. Let it cool in the tin for about 15 minutes, and then take out to cool fully on a wire rack. 9. Enjoy with a cup of tea! If you do have a go at baking this, do let me know how you get on 🙂
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Recipe for Brioche and Nutella Pudding

10th September 2013
by M-admin-bakehouse
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This is a twist on bread and butter pudding which came about due to the need to use up a packet of brioche…..
What you need for this recipe:
25g butter
6 individual brioche rolls, sliced
350ml whole milk
50ml double cream
2 eggs
25g sugar
6 tbsps Nutella
25g chocolate chips
What to do:
  • Grease a 1 litre pie dish with butter.
 
  • Slice the brioche and spreas the nutella on each slice.
 
  • Arrange a layer of brioche (about half of the slices), chocolate side up, in the bottom of the dish, then sprinkle half on the chocolate chips over the top. Add another layer of the brioche.
 
  • Gently warm the milk and cream in a pan over a low heat to scalding point. Don’t let it boil.
 
  • Crack the eggs into a bowl, add three quarters of the sugar and lightly whisk until pale.
 
  • Add the warm milk and cream mixture and stir well, then strain the custard into a bowl.
 
  • Pour the custard over the prepared bread layers and sprinkle with the other half of the chocolate chips and the remaining sugar and leave to stand for 30 minutes.
 
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
 
  • Place the dish into the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the custard has set and the top is golden-brown.

How to make Wholemeal Honey Rolls using your breadmachine

27th August 2013
by M-admin-bakehouse
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Sometimes, there is just nothing nicer than eating fresh, still warm, home baked bread rolls, and these ones in particular are fabulous. And if you have a breadmachine, all the hard work is done for you 🙂
What you need:
310ml water
30g chopped butter
1 tsp salt
3 tbsps honey
600g wholemeal flour
2 tsp dried yeast
What you need to do:
1. Add the ingredients in the order recommended for your machine (with mine, it’s the wet ones first, then the dry on top).
2. Use the dough setting and set the machine going to work it’s magic.
3. Once the dough is ready, divide it into 16 equal pieces. Lightly knead each one and shape into rounds.
4. Place onto a lightly greased tray and bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees for about 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
***If you would like extra fluffy bread, you can cover the rolls after placing them on the tray in cling film or plastic wrap, and leave in a warm place for about an hour, and they will double in size. Baking time is the same. But if you are impatient like me and my family, you can bake them as soon as the dough is made, and they are still super yummy.***
 

Recipe for how to make Coconut and Cranberry Slices

6th August 2013
by M-admin-bakehouse
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These are truly yummy, and VERY easy to make.
 
This recipe uses a very easy, foolproof method of baking. And it’s really easy to follow. And you don’t need to remember any measurements, because you weigh your eggs, and then use the same amount of butter (or baking margarine), sugar, and self raising flour.
 
For a 8″ x 8″ tray, I used 6 eggs, which is about 360g give or take, depending on the size and weight of your eggs. It doesn’t matter if yours are over or under that weight, as long as you weigh the same amount of sugar, butter/baking margarine, and self raising flour it will still work.
 
So, for this recipe I used:
360g baking margarine
360g caster sugar
6 eggs
2 teaspoons of coconut flavouring
360g self raising flour
60 g dried cranberries
a sprinkling of sweetened coconut.
 
And before I go any further, let me introduce you to the flavouring. I know this is the second time I’ve recommended a product from Sweet Success, but I’m not on commission honestly!! I added some flavourings to one of my orders to give them a whirl and so far I’m impressed. So here they are:
I used the raspberry one in a milk chocolate fudge for Father’s Day which went down very well, and the coconut one was used in this recipe. It just gives the flavours you are using an extra ‘pop’. So, back to the recipe. 1. Beat together the baking margarine and the sugar. 2. Add the eggs one at a time and beat into the mixture. 3. Add 2 teaspoons of coconut flavouring and beat. 4. Sieve in the flour and beat into the mixture again. At this stage if the mixture is not dropping consistency (it doesn’t ‘drop’ easily off the spoon) add a splash of milk and beat that in until fully combined. 5. Add 60g cranberries and fold into the mixture. 6. Pour it into the prepared 8″ x 8″ tin. For this recipe I used my silicone one, which doesn’t need lining, but if you are using a tin, I’d line it with greaseproof paper before you add the mixture. 7. Bake at 160 degrees for 20 minutes, then take out of the oven and quickly sprinkle the coconut over the top and return to the oven for a further 10 minutes. Keep your eye on it, it might only need 5 minutes. 8. Let it cool in the tin for about 15 minutes, and then take out to cool fully on a wire rack. 9. Enjoy with a cup of tea! If you do have a go at baking this, do let me know how you get on 🙂
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Recipe for how to make sticky toffee pudding

31st July 2013
by M-admin-bakehouse
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Ingredients you will need for the recipe
For the toffee pudding:
200g dried dates, stoned and chopped.
250ml black tea (not too strong)
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
85g unsalted butter, softened
175g self-raising flour
1 tsp mixed spice
175g golden caster sugar
2 eggs, beaten
For the toffee sauce:
100g light muscovado sugar
100g unsalted butter
142ml carton double cream
What to do:
1. Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C Put the dates and tea in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Cook for 3–4 minutes to soften the dates. Stir in the bicarbonate of soda.
2. Beat the butter and caster sugar together until pale and creamy, then beat in the egg, flour and mixed spice. Fold in the date mixture and pour into a buttered ovenproof dish or brownie tin. Bake for 30–35 minutes or until the top is just firm to touch.
3. Meanwhile, make the sauce by putting the sugar, butter and cream in a pan over a low heat and simmer until the sugar has dissolved. Cook until the sauce is a toffee colour. Cut the pudding into squares and serve with the warm sauce.
If you try the recipe, let me know how you got on!

Tutorial for how to create a simple leaf effect on sugarpaste trees

25th July 2013
by M-admin-bakehouse
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A quick ‘how to decorate today’ rather than a recipe to share 🙂
I’ve used this technique on a few cakes, most recently on the sides of this Fireman Sam cake.
It’s super simple, and quick to do, but adds a bit of texture and interest to your cake.
What to do:
1. Colour some sugarpaste green. It can be marbled, you don’t need to colour it completely.
2. Roll out the paste to make it thinner, and pull off the desired size.
3. Tidy up the edges, and make into a ‘cloud’ shape.
4. Use a daisy cutter, or similar flower and press randomly into the paste (without cutting all the way through), over and over again to create a texture which gives the impression of lots of leaves.
5. Stick it on the top of your ‘trunk’, which can be made using a lump of brown sugarpaste, flattened slightly and score lines into it with a knife.
6. Add as many as you need to create the desired effect.
 

How to make edible tortilla dessert bowls

9th July 2013
by M-admin-bakehouse
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These are the simplest thing to make, super yummy , and give you a different way of presenting a dessert. You can make them savoury by omitting the sugar. You need about a tablespoon of butter, and a couple of teaspoons of sugar per tortilla. These are rough measurements, I didn’t measure exactly when I has making them, the method was a little rough and ready if I’m being honest. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees. Melt the butter in the microwave. Brush both sides of the tortilla with the melted butter, then sprinkle the sugar over the top. I used granulated sugar for some (for the children) and cinnamon sugar for the adults. If your tortillas are not very soft it may be an idea to soften them slightly in the microwave first as you need them to bend without ripping. Then shape the tortilla inside an oven proof bowl, or over the back of a ramekin, or other suitable bowl. Bake for about 8 minutes, but keep an eye on them as you don’t want them to burn. Take them out of the oven and let them cool as they are for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Then they are ready to use.
 
The kids had their bowls filled with mint choc chip ice cream…..
And we had our cinnamon sugar ones with strawberries and cream. Yum 🙂 www.mariesbakehouse.co.uk www.facebook.com/MariesBakehouse