Saturday, 30 January 2016

Flapjacks, Fat Rascals and Fairy Lights

I have cut right down on the baking now our son is not here, we tend to eat sensibly in the week and not eat to much sweet stuff,  we  have a treat at the weekends in the form of my baking. 
My hubby is the sort of man who likes traditional old fashioned  simple food, although he is regularly a guinea pig, he likes things like roast dinners, cottage pies etc. With the baking as well simple things like scones, fruit cake.

Today I just made two bakes which I make frequently, simple and cheap to make, no fancy ingredients.

FAT RASCALS - These are like a cross between a scone and rock cake.

8 oz  (225g) Self Raising Flour
4 oz  (110g) Butter
1 oz  (25g)   Caster Sugar
2 oz  ( 60g)  Currants
A pinch of Salt
5 Tablespoons of Milk
Extra sugar for sprinkling.

Preheat the ove to 190 c or equivalent.

Rub the butter into the flour and salt.
Add the sugar and currants, then add enough milk to make a soft dough.

Roll into balls and then slightly flatten .

Sprinkle with  the extra sugar and then bake for around 15 -20 mins, until lightly golden.

Hubby just came in for morning coffee when they came out the oven, he couldn't resist, but neither could I.

Then I made our favourite Flapjacks.


140g (5oz) Oats
140g (5oz) Demerara Sugar
140g (5oz) Butter
Desiccated Coconut - 3 heaped Tbsp
Vanilla Extract - 1 Tbsp

Preheat the oven to 190 c or equivalent.
Melt the butter in a saucepan on a low heat, then add the sugar, oats, and vanilla extract, mix well , then mix in the coconut and mix again.
Put into greased tin and bake for around 20 mins or until golden.
After taken out of the oven mark into squares and then allow to cool in the tin.

So two simple and cheap bakes.
I shall take a few of each up to our son later I am sure he will appreciate them.

Here are the fairy lights I just purchased from Ebay.

They came from China, they were a bargain , the winning bid was 1p, yes 1p and then £3.23 for postage.
I am going to get some different sorts as well. I shall put them on when is dull and getting dark with the tea lights, very Nigella.

I took this one last night.

Whilst writing this the postman has just been.
Marlene (yes same name as me) from very kindly sent me these for my dolls house project with a lovely card.

Thankyou very much Marlene, they are lovely, very kind of you.

I regard all bloggers as my friends, kind and lovely people.

Also Mr Postman bought me another book from Amazon, this was again 1p with £2.80 postage.

I don't know how the sellers make any money.
But I am not complaining another bargain book for me.

Enjoy your weekend.