Bee has decided that she wants to enter the Great British Bake Off. She has downloaded the forms, and it asks questions about your experience of baking lots of different things like cakes, biscuits, pies and tarts.
Now Bee is good at baking, but it would be fair to say that she hasn’t attempted anything too complex up until now. Her ‘Tigger’s Spicy Biscuits’ are always a big hit, but are they Great British Bake Off standard?
So that she has something to talk about on her application, she is trying to cram in as much practice as possible, and so is helping me on my Whitworths baking challenge. Today she is making chewy oat and sultana cookies.
- 100g butter
- 100g Whitworths for baking fine caster sugar
- 1 tbsp runny honey
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp mixed spice
- 100g plain flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 160g porridge oats
- 100g sultanas
Pre-heat the oven to 180c/Gas Mark 4 and put on your pinny.
Lightly grease two baking sheets. Beat the sugar and butter in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
Add the honey and egg and continue to beat until combined. Add the spices and flour, beat to combine and finally add the oats and sultana.
Spoon the mixture onto the baking sheets – you should be able to fit eight cookies on each sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden. When they are cooked, allow to stand before two minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
Make a cup of tea, put your feet up, eat three cookies and focus on the goodness of the oats. Wholesome right?
Well done Bee!
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