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Thursday, 31 January 2013

Baking Using Breakfast Cereals



I like baking with cereals as it helps get some vitamins and fibre into kids whilst also providing an energy boost after school or at lunchtime. I used Weetabix this time but have previously used Cornflakes instead.  These recipes are firm favourites in our household and I hope you will enjoy baking them too.  They are quick to make, so easy that kids can help make them too, great for lunchboxes, after school snacks, kids parties and coffee mornings.  What more could you want?!

Chocolate Weetabix Slice

4 Weetabix, crushed
150g plain flour
35g coconut
110g sugar
1 Tblsp cocoa powder
70g butter, roughly cut into cubes
60ml hot water

Icing:
Mix 1 or 2 Tblsp of cocoa powder with enough icing sugar and a little milk to make a spreadable icing.

Preheat your oven to 180C/160C Fan.

Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.  Put the butter into a small bowl or jug and pour over the hot water.  Stir until the hot water melts the butter and both are well combined.  



Pout the butter mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until totally combined.  Press the mixture into a lined tin, mine measured 20cm square.

Bake for 15 minutes at 180C/160C Fan.

Combine the cocoa and icing sugar with milk, adding just enough milk to create a spreadable icing.




Weetabix/Cornflakes Cookies

150g butter
170g caster sugar
1 free range egg
2 tsps vaniilla extract
225g self raising flour
1 1/2 cups crushed Weetabix
1/2 cup sultanas

Preheat your oven to 180C/160C Fan and line a couple of baking trays with non-stick baking paper. 

Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.  Add the egg and beat well.  Mix in the flour, Weetabix and sultanas.  Place teaspoonfuls onto lined baking trays.

Bake at 180C for 15-18 minutes or until golden.  Cool on trays for 5 minutes before transferring to a wre rack to cool completely.

Although the biscuits are delicious uniced, we decorated our cookies by drizzling over chocolate icing made with cocoa, icing sugar and a little water.  We also sprinkled over some sugar decorations.






4 comments:

  1. The chocolate weetabix slices were YUMMY! Thanks for the recipe!

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  2. Do the biscuits end up crunchy or soft? Thanks!

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    1. The biscuits are crunchy but if you want softer biscuits bake them for a few minutes less. :o)

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  3. Thank you!! If you like cooking with cereals, have you tried rice krispie chicken goujons? I'll send you the recipe

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