I have been cooking with Jake lately as he has shown an interest in wanting to, loves eating and is very keen to help. The first experiment was a packet cupcake mix for kids. Although it comes with all the guff - cases, sprinkles, mixture and even icing sugar - it really didn't do it for me! It was easy but made hardly any baby cupcakes and was a vivid pink colour! I guess Jake loved it as its his favourite colour at the moment however thinking of the colouring really puts me off...
Experiment two, I decided to make cookies with what I had in the cupboard.
Coconut and Orange Cookies
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees
125g soft butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons golden syrup
2 tablespoons coconut
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tablespoons grated lemon or orange rind
1 tablespoon vanilla essence
Cream butter and sugar until pale.
Add lightly whisked egg, golden syrup, vanilla, orange rind and coconut.
Lightly mix the flour in.
With floured hands, make small balls and place onto baking paper.
Squash down with a floured fork.
Bake at 180 degrees for 10 - 15 minutes until pale.
They will crisp up when cold but still taste delicious warm if you cant wait.