/ recipe suggestions from the foodies please
If you have access to a fridge then what about making something like chocolate truffles?
There's a pudding section
I've done a easy cheesecake with my Explorers. I think it was a carnation recipe and on their website or youtube.
Make the biscuit base (digestives although I like to add ginger nuts) using crushed biscuits and melted butter.
For the topping, mix one tub of philidelphia with one squeezy bottle of carnation condensed milk. Mix well.
Add lemon or lime zest and juice, this thickens it.
Pour onto base and put in the fridge, should be ready within an hour (30 min in the freezer).
Garnish with fruit/chocolate/sauce/whatever and you're done.
If you want to get "foodie" about it. Add some white chocolate to a basic sponge mix and microwave it (although it would probably be better in even a rubbish oven in tray bake tins). Make a pastry cream (whisk egg yolks, sugar and flour, add hot milk/cream and then put back on the hob and stir till it's thick) and grate milk chocolate into it while it's hot. Let the cake cool and cut it into really thin slices, like 1-2mm, then sandwich the whole thing together and cut it into fingers before coating in melted chocolate. There's quite a few stages to that but each one is impossible to screw up, the cake is getting cut up so doesn't need to be perfect and pastry cream is stable and difficult to make a mess of.
Mini chocolate éclairs go well as tray bakes and would be fun to fill/decorate. Although depending on how old guides are these days possibly might need to deep fry the dough yourself.
Stotties and Sodabread if you have some nice heavy bottomed pans.
> If you have access to a fridge then what about making something like chocolate truffles?
Failing that, tiffin.
crush up (beat up in the bag!)
healthy cereal, eg fruit n fibre, fruit alpen etc
OR unhealthy cereal, eg choc nut krave, frosted choc shreddies
add extra dried fruit, eg cranberries, apricots etc
add extra nuts, eg flaked almonds, mixed crushed nuts
add crushed digestives
add enough pineapple or mango (or any non acidic juice) to make this stick together
add A LITTLE melted white cooking chocolate to help set
put mix into cake cases and fridge for 1-2 hours.
great/cheap as a pack snack.
You can bake pretty good cakes in a microwave, as long as you slightly underdo them...
some great ideas here guys, this should keep us going for several coffee mornings!! thanks :-)
rice crispies glued together with melted marsbars (use some butter) and topped with galaxy and smarties mmmmnnn
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