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Carrot Cake Cookies

Have you ever had an idea you were really happy with only to find out it wasn’t unique or original like you thought it was. I was travelling to work and as normal my mind wasn’t on the day ahead instead it was where it normally is, back in the kitchen thinking up ideas. In fact most of the ideas I have come at odd moments, often just before I go to bed or at the gym, but more often than not they come whilst I’m bored at work. Unfortunately I wont have that time to dream up recipes I want to play with or techniques I want to try because as of last Friday I joined the ranks of the unemployed. I handed in my notice and left. Do I have something new and exciting lined up I hear you ask? No. So yes, maybe not the smartest thing taking a risk like this in this climate but I have decided it was time for some changes and to just make the leap. I’m taking a little time to do some thinking and planning about the future and am really excited to see what’s next (and on that note if anyone knows a pastry chef or baker that might be looking to take on a trainee drop me a line). Continue reading


Quick, Simple 20 Min Flapjacks




When I woke up this morning I was          thinking about possible items to bake  for a fair stall I am thinking of doing in  the near future, and flapjacks came to  mind as something easy, cheap but  delicious and so I made these this  morning. 












80 g Brown Sugar

40g Unsalted Butter

60g Margarine

250g Oats

Pinch of Salt

1 Medium Banana, mashed

3 Tbsp Golden Syrup



1. Melt the Butter and Margarine 

2. Add Sugar and Syrup and keep on heat until mixture is liquid (not long a minute or two), make sure you keep the heat low enough not to burn the butter

3. Add the oats and a pinch of salt, mix to combine

4. Mix the mashed banana into the oats making sure that its well combined

5. Add the mixture to a foil lined pan and bake for 15 minutes until the edges turn a darker brown.

I washed up whilst they were in the oven but got a nice burn on my arm when I took them out.


Whilst these were very nice I wasn’t the biggest fan of the added banana but then i do prefer a really simple flapjack. I want to play around with this recipe. Ill be making it with just butter mixing  less to create a more crumbly texture. I might also melt the butter separately in the microwave and add this to a slightly caramelised sugar mixture to get more flavour. I would also experiment with different sugars and different oats