Before you think this crunchie virtuous because of the addition of bran, I'd like to remind you that you've got two blasts of chocolate here, albeit it very good chocolate in the form or cacao powder and chunks of 70% cacao chocolate. The cookie will look buttery when hot from the oven but hardens as it cools. Very moreish and a wonderful treat for lunch boxes and tea time sweet cravings.
I've had the chance to sample a huge variety of Turkish Delight or lokum as it's known in Turkey a few week s ago. I used lemon Turkish Delight in these cookies. Using the Quick Treats Flapjack mix to make these lemon scented, lemon flavoured lovlies, which are crumbly and cakey in texture, I took great delight (ahem) in extending the tastes and sounds of my recent visit to Istanbul in the kitchen.
In this recipe I used the Sasko Flour Quick Treats Bran Muffin Mix in combination with grated sweet potatoes to make a rosti. I think this combination would also work well using peeled, mashed sweet potato with the mix to make a fat flap jack, also to be served with smooth, salty snoek or smoked snoek paté or even a thick dollop of creme fraiche. I served this with lemon zest which always adds such lovely lift to dishes sweet and savoury.
A month or so ago, I enjoyed a dessert pizza at a local Italian restaurant. There's nothing new about dessert pizzas or using bread as a base for desserts - just think of bread and butter puddings, croissants baked with custard and choc chips and English summer puddings. I decided to use the Sasko Quick Treats Scone mix to make a very easy dessert 'pizza' base and topped with sliced figs, a home-made chocolate sauce and hazelnuts - a Food and the Fab endorsed project
A carrot and plum loaf: This loaf is easy to whip up and and a good way to incorporate left over carrots and plums before they can't be used. The cream cheese frosting is light and the lemon adds a zesty freshness, and is an unexpected delight. The loaf is dense and slightly crumbly and makes a lovely treat for the cooler weather we are experiencing with a hot cup of tea.