Friday night is baking night

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  1. MunchkinGK

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    Unfortunately, I think you are both too far away this time.
     
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    Maybe we should have an FHF get together.
     
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    Maybe a receipe thread? If the real thing is not possible, then perhaps this is an alternative.
     
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    Oh now that's a good idea!
     
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    Ok, I'll kick off.

    This is a sort of cookie we call "Tiffen". Perhaps you know it by another name.

    Ingredients
    100 gr (3.5 oz) butter
    50 gr (1.75 oz) brown sugar
    200 gr (7 oz) biscuits
    100 gr (3.5 oz) raisins
    2 tablespoons treacle
    2 dessertspoons cocoa powder

    Crumble the biscuits (very small). Wash the raisins and remove any sticks. Cover a spring cake tin with aluminium foil.
    Melt the butter, together with the treacle, cocoa and sugar in a pan big on low heat. The pan must be big enough to hold all ingredients. Be careful to not overheat the butter.
    When you have a smooth mixture take it off the fire, add the raisins and cookie crumbles and stir well.
    Fill the cake tin with the dough and compact it with a fork, use a lot of pressure to really compact it. Cover everything with aluminium foil and put in the fridge to harden.

    When it's hard cut in small pieces and enjoy :D
     
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    Sounds yum. I think I know what this is - have seen it in the shops in little squares I think. What biscuits do you use?
     
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    Just regular plain tea/digestive biscuits.
     
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    Cool. It's a really easy recipe I'll have to try on the gang this weekend.
     
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    As it's just about Friday now, here's a mega easy cheaty recipe for cinnamon rolls:
    1 pack jusrol puff pastry sheets (love these as they're dairy free)
    A bit of sugar
    A bit of cinnamon
    A bit of mixed spice or nutmeg or something similar
    A couple of table spoons of melted butter or margerine

    I don't really measure these bits, so it's a bit hit and miss. I usually end up making too much sugar/spice mix but it keeps in an airtight container and I'll use it next time.
    So, maybe 1/2 cup sugar, a level table spoon of cinnamon and a level table spoon of mixed spice. Mix in a bowl.
    Unroll a sheet of pastry, brush melted butter all over one side and then sprinkle the sugar/spice mix over this. Don't be too generous though, as otherwise the sugar goes everywhere. Maybe a thin coating.
    Roll the pastry back up (filling in the middle, obviously) and cut into 6 slices. Place end on into muffin cases. Brush the top of each roll with a little more melted butter. Pop in the oven at GM 6 or 200degC for about 25 minutes or until golden brown on top.
    I reckon most people will have a 12 cup muffin tray so if you want to make 12 just double the quantities.

    Instead of sugar/spice you can use different fillings. These are filled with pumpkin with a bit of added sugar and cinnamon:
    https://instagram.com/p/_E4YjrtowK/
    I've also used rasins and chopped apple too.

    Enjoy :D
     
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    I'll leave this here... just for the food
     
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    What the hell, I'll post something too! This is a super amazing recipe I got from a friend of mine during the wrestling season. Best part about this recipe is that you can add in whatever you like, take out and substitute, etc, since its so basic and doesnt actually require any proper cooking.

    I can tell you up front that if you add in some chia seeds, some chocolate hemp protein/protein powder (just make sure it tastes good, you dont want to mess up the flavour), and some other nice dried fruit like apricots, maybe raisins or mango even (again, choose carefully, you dont want fruit punch, it takes away the delicacy of the stuff), this recipe can be an absolute killer pick-me-up. I recently made it with dried raspberries, mango, strawberries, and dates, along with some vanilla hemp protein powder, and that stuff packed a punch! It also goes great with cold milk if you want to cool off, or dipped in peanut butter if you want EVEN MORE PROTEIN!!! :p Anyhow, here you all are!

    Ingredients:

    1.Place nuts and pepitas in a food processor and pulse a few times to grind fairly fine.
    2.Add dates and cocoa powder to food processor and process until finely ground and starting to clump together. If it doesn’t clump together a little bit or the dough feels a little dry to the touch, add one more date and process again.
    3.Press into half of a 9”x9” pan.
    4.Chill for at least 1 hour before cutting into squares or bars. Enjoy!
     
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    #16 MunchkinGK, Mar 12, 2016
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    The tiffin? Great! Perhaps a little on the soft and greasy side, but it was a warm day on Saturday, and I don't think I measured the ingredients properly!

    Just a note, the quantities that Folmer has given above were good for a 2lb loaf tin. I lined the tin with a large sheet of greaseproof, pressed the mix down a little with a wooden spoon then folded over the excess greaseproof, and used another tin to press the mix properly. That gave an even slab of tiffin, and it's a bit easier than just using a fork. The tiffin ended up being about 2cm thick.
     
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    From the picture it looks like there is too little cookies. They absorb some of the grease.
    And perhaps the greaseproof should have been aluminum foil. Not sure if it makes a difference, but who knows.
     
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    I will try more biscuits next time!
     

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