double choc chip cookies – I usually double this recipe though 2 tbsp cocoa powder [roughly!], 3/4 cup flour [see the waitrose american measurements link], 1/2 cup brown sugar [light], 50g pure dairy free margarine, 2 tbsp soya milk or alternative, 1/2 packet plain choc chips. mix dry ingredients, rub in marg, add milk to make a dough. grab approx 6 lumps and wodge onto non-stick tray. sprinkle with chips gas mark 3 for 15-ish mins. they should still be quite squidgy, as they get more rigid when cool down. choc raisin brownies [as at hunstanton] a ‘double’ mixture as eaten so quickly! 3 eggs, 185g pure dairy free margarine, 400g sugar, 75g self raising flour, 40g plain flour, 3 tbsp cocoa powder, 150g raisins. whizz marg and sugar with electric beater or in food processor, add eggs and whizz, add flour and whizz, pop in raisins. tip into pre-lined and greased oblong tin [lining essential!!] approx 45 mins at gasmark 4. V difficult to time so get right consistency as crust forms early. you still want middle to be quite sludgy when you stop cooking – but obviously not runny! chocolate and raisin cake 175g plain flour [1 1/2 cups] 3 tbsp cocoa powder, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp bicarb of soda, 150g caster sugar [2/3 cup] 1 tbsp black treacle/molasses/golden syrup, 2 eggs, 150 ml veg oil, 150ml soya milk or alternative. add raisins and quick whizz. mix dry ingredients in food processor, add liquids and whizz. pour into lined tin [8"] bake for 45-60 mins [nearer 60] skewer should come out dry when cake done.
Chocolate banana porridge muffins
8oz [225g] plain flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 teaspoon bicarb of soda, 1/2 tsp salt, 3 large bananas, 4 oz [110g] sugar, 1 beaten egg, 90 ml milk [or water] 90 ml veg oil [or melted butter] 3 tbsp cocoa powder, 2oz [60g] porridge oats.
in ?wet bowl? put oats, egg, milk, oil, sugar, mashed bananas.
in ?dry bowl? but everything else.
pour wet into try and stir so just mixed but still lumpy, spoon into tins [i use those silicone muffin trays] and 20-25 mins top of oven at gasmark 5-6 [190-200c]
Recipe an adapted and combined one from Muffins by Susan Reimer. Really recommend this book as I did no baking until I got this book and started with muffins when SB about 18 months.