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Yummy Treats!

You don't need to be Mary Berry to have a go at these recipes as they are simple and so easy to make.

Starting off with...Crumpets!


1x7g sachet fast-action yeast

300ml full-fat milk

2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

1 1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp caster sugar

360g strong white bread flour

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

You will also need 4 chef's rings/crumpet rings


Pour the milk and 80ml of water in a saucepan and warm (make sure it isn't too hot).

Combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt, yeast and sugar in a large bowl and create a well in the middle. Put in the milk and whisk until it is all combined (don't overwork it though).

Cover with a tea towel and leave in a warm place for 1 hour until risen and bubbly.

Use the melted butter to grease a heavy-based frying pan and also grease your crumpet rings. Place your frying pan over a medium heat.

Put your crumpet rings on the frying pan and spoon a few tablespoons of batter into each ring. Reduce the heat to a low setting and cook for 10 minutes.

When bubbles start to appear and pop on the top, remove the crumpet rings (carefully as they will be very hot), flip the crumpets over and cook for another 2-5 minutes.

Repeat with the remaining batter.

Serve toasted with plenty of butter.


Next up...Delicious chocolate brownies! (Which were totally inspired by the ones in the Tanya Bakes book).


125ml coconut oil

250g dark chocolate, plus a bit more to melt on top

350g coconut sugar

170g ground almonds

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 avocado, mashed

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Pinch of salt

3 eggs


Preheat the oven to GM4 and line a square baking tin with greaseproof paper.

Heat up the coconut oil and broken up pieces of chocolate in a large saucepan on a low heat. Keep stirring until it is fully melted.

When off the heat, mix in all the other ingredients until combined.

Put the mixture into your baking tin and bake for 25-30 minutes. When it's cool, put some extra melted chocolate on the top.

Cut up into squares and enjoy!

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