Monday, April 8, 2013


I am taking part in The Great Irish Bake for Temple Street children's hospital for the first time. I got my starter pack of stuff, including spatula, stickers, balloons, recipes and napkins. The plan is to bake on several days and take donations from family, friends or anyone who stops by. For that we have our Great Irish Bake donations jar:

Donations jar
We did our first round of baking today. I made Apple and Oat Rounds, which are sugar free, soft cookies - very tasty (recipe adapted from this one on All Dishes). My mix made 20 small, soft rounds 80 calories per piece.

Juno playing with Great Irish Bake balloons
 Then I helped Juno to make chocolate buns (her favourite) after which she had fun with the cheery yellow balloons.
Apple & Oat Rounds

Apple and Oat Rounds

100g margarine or butter, softened
150g honey
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
90g wholegrain spelt flour
half teaspoon baking soda
1 tsp mixed spice
125g porridge oats
1 apple, cored and chopped very small

Preheat the oven to 190C.
Grease baking trays.
In a bowl, cream together the butter, honey, egg and vanilla until smooth.
Combine the flour, baking soda and spice; stir into the creamed mixture.
Mix in oats and apple.
Blob teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking trays.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Allow to cool on baking tray for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack.

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