With the weekend across the nook, you is likely to be pondering of enjoyable methods you possibly can spend time with the children and hold them occupied. Baking is an excellent method to spend high quality time collectively and get artistic within the kitchen. We check out 4 fast and straightforward bake recipes you are able to do along with your youngster.

Scrumptious peanut butter cookies

*Makes 18-20

Substances

  • 80 g Clover Mooi River butter
  • 70 g sugar
  • ½ cup (150 g) clean peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) maple or golden syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 50 g peanuts, roughly chopped
  • 1¼ cup (175 g) cake flour
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) baking powder

Chocolate drizzle (optionally available)

  • ½ cup (100 g) darkish or milk chocolate
  • 1 tbsp (15 g) Clover Mooi River butter

Technique

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C and grease one giant or two smaller baking sheets.
  2. Combine the butter and sugar collectively till pale, gentle, and creamy. Add the peanut butter, syrup, and egg and beat properly.
  3. Stir within the peanuts and sift the flour and baking powder over the combination. Combine collectively and kind the combination right into a roll. Cowl it in plastic wrap and chill for half-hour.
  4. Slice the dough into ½ cm rounds and place onto baking sheets, about 4 cm aside. Use a fork to softly flatten the tops of the cookies.
  5. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or till crispy and cooked. Switch to a wire rack to chill.
  6. Drizzle the chocolate over the cookies and permit it to chill utterly.

Chocolate drizzle

  1. Soften the chocolate and butter collectively in a heatproof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water, ensuring that the bottom of the bowl doesn’t contact the water. Take away from the warmth and stir till clean. Place the combination right into a piping bag and drizzle over the cookies.

 

Delicious large triple choc chip cookies

*Makes 10-12 man-sized cookies

Substances

  • ½ cup (120 g) Clover Springbok butter
  • 80 g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • 200 g cake flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) baking powder
  • 1 cup (175 g) darkish chocolate, chips or damaged into small chunks
  • ½ cup (80 g) milk chocolate, chips or damaged into small chunks
  • ½ cup (80 g) white chocolate, chips or damaged into small chunks

Technique

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C and grease a baking sheet.
  2. Combine the butter and sugar collectively till pale, gentle, and creamy. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat properly.
  3. Fold within the flour and the baking powder. Fold within the chocolate chips or chocolate chunks.
  4. Drop heaped tablespoons of the combination, 8 cm aside, onto the baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or till golden and cooked. Switch to a wire rack to chill.

Variations

  • Chocolate and pecan nut cookies: Change the white chocolate with 60 g roughly chopped pecan nuts.
  • White chocolate, macadamia, and cranberry cookies: Change the darkish chocolate with 1 cup of white chocolate chips. Change the milk chocolate with ½ cup roughly chopped macadamia nuts and a handful of dried cranberries.

 

Oh-so-yummy cherry-choc brownies

*Makes 10-12 Substances

  • 1 cup (200 g) darkish chocolate
  • ½ cup (115 g) Clover Mooi River butter
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup (100 g) sugar
  • ½ cup (120 g) smooth brown sugar
  • ¾ cup (75 g) pecan nuts, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup (75 g) darkish pitted or glacé cherries
  • ½ cup (75 g) cake flour
  • ¼ cup (25 g) floor almonds
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) baking powder
  • ¼ tsp (1 ml) salt

Chocolate sauce (optionally available)

  • ½ cup (100 g) darkish chocolate, damaged into items
  • ½ cup (125 ml) Clover contemporary cream
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) golden syrup
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) espresso granules
  • ½ tsp (2.5 ml) vanilla essence

To serve

  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) cocoa powder, for dusting
  • 1 cup (250 ml) Clover contemporary cream, whipped, or vanilla ice cream

Technique

  1. Grease a 23 x 23 cm baking tin and line it with baking paper. Preheat the oven to 180 °C.
  2. Soften the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a pan of flippantly simmering water, ensuring the underside of the bowl doesn’t contact the water. Put aside to chill for five minutes.
  3. Mix the eggs and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat till the combination is pale, thick, and creamy. Fold the egg combination into the chocolate combination.
  4. Rigorously fold within the remaining components. Spoon the combination evenly into the ready tin and bake for 25 to 35 minutes, till almost set. The centre ought to nonetheless be a bit gooey.
  5. Take away the tin from the oven and depart it to chill for 10 minutes earlier than slicing. Mud with cocoa powder earlier than serving.
  6. For the last word chocolate indulgence, serve heat with the chocolate sauce and both whipped cream or ice cream.

Chocolate sauce

Place all of the components right into a small saucepan. Stir over low warmth till the chocolate melts. Simmer for two minutes.  

Tangy granadilla and lemon bars

*Makes 16 Substances

Base

  • ½ cup (115 g) butter, softened
  • ¾ cup (100 g) icing sugar
  • 1 cup (140 g) cake flour
  • ½ tsp (2.5 ml) salt

Filling

  • 1 cup (200 g) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 x 110 g tin granadilla pulp
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) lemon zest
  • 5 tsp (25 ml) cornflour
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) cake flour

To serve

  • 5 tsp (25 ml) icing sugar
  • 1 cup (250 ml) Clover contemporary cream, whipped (optionally available)

Technique Base

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C. Grease a 23 cm sq. cake tin and line the bottom with baking paper.
  2. Beat the butter and icing sugar collectively till gentle and fluffy. Sift the flour and salt over the creamed combination and mix to kind a dough.
  3. Press the dough into the bottom of the ready tin and prick flippantly with a fork. Bake for 12 to fifteen minutes, or till flippantly golden.

Filling

  1. Whisk the sugar and eggs collectively. Stir within the granadilla pulp, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Sift the cornflour and flour over the combination fold into the combination.
  2. Pour the filling over the baked base and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or till the filling has set. Enable to chill, earlier than slicing into bars.
  3. Mud with icing sugar earlier than serving. Scrumptious by itself, or served with softly whipped cream.

*Recipes from Clover Finest Bakes, accessible from main e-book shops.  

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