Friday, 21 October 2011

Bake at half term

Chocolate Coconut Tray Bake
Here's an easy recipe to bake at half term with the kids. My friend’s children, aged 7 and 9, love messing in the kitchen and will devour anything with chocolate. I tried out this recipe on them for Chocolate Coconut Tray Bake. They emailed me later to say ‘We just wanted you to know that the chocolate coconut thing was the BEST EVER!!!!!!!  Praise indeed. Here’s the recipe :

Chocolate Coconut Tray Bake
150g/5oz butter
50g/2oz demerara sugar
2 tbsps cocoa
175g/6oz self raising flour
100g/4oz (dark) chocolate

Melt the butter and sugar in saucepan over a low heat. Mix the flour, cocoa and coconut together and add the mixture to the melted butter and sugar. Spread the mixture in a shallow tin and bake in a moderate oven (Mark 4, 180C, 350F) for around 20 minutes. Leave to cool. Melt the chocolate in a bowl in a saucepan over hot water. Spread the chocolate over the top of the Chocolate Coconut Bake and leave until set. Cut into pieces as required.

Grandma has lots of ideas for ‘baking with kids’ as her recipes as so simple. Her mantra was 'Start them young and get hooked on baking!'  

Enjoy baking at half term and let me know what you bake!

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