Sometimes you just want a quick baking session without too much faff. My son and I made these lovely gluten free chocolate chip cookies curtesy of Betty Crocker. It's rather like the convenience pack of baking. There is a big pack of the dry ingredients such as the flour, sugar and chocolate chips and all you have to do is add one medium egg and 90ml of vegetable oil. Mix it altogether, spoon some mixture onto a baking sheet and pop in the oven until golden brown. So easy!!!
These mixes remind me of when my boys were very little as they were good to encourage them to bake without having too much measuring in their early days. Of course we then moved onto to more ingredients and measuring as it was always classed as a good maths exercise which I thought was great, even me, who is rubbish with numbers thought it was fabulous how I could be using maths and not really realise.
These packs also mean that if you are not a regular dedicated baker you don't have to stock up on lots of ingredients and store them especially if you don't have too much room in you cupboards. Some of us just casually bake when there is a birthday, party or a charity event so we often buy flour and other ingredients and they just sit there and before you know it you're having a spring clean and realising after one use you have caster sugar that has gone rock hard and baking powder which you've kept shoving to the back of the cupboard and is now celebrating it's own fifth birthday.
They are very tasty cookies and are not doing anything for my diet so the diet starts again when they are gone. Well I would hate to waste them. Betty went to a lot of trouble to put that mix together.
There are other lovely gluten free sweet delight mixes in her range such as:
Gluten Free Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix
Gluten Free Devils Food Cake
and a Gluten Free Velvety Chocolate Icing
A very small range but if you do feel a bit more adventurous and can get your scales out there are many more gluten free recipes on the Betty Crocker website at www.bettycrocker.co.uk
Have fun and bake!!!
I will be back tomorrow for Autism Support Saturday.
Take care for now.......