Bakewell bites

Bakewell Bites *my new favourite bake*

Bakewell bites were born from my incessant habit of trying to change EVERYTHING I cook.

We all have that one recipe that we all love, and mine is called Coats of Oats.  It’s a hybrid, a kind of cake and a kind of biscuit.  I love them, and I hope you do too!

We have been making them all week in classes, and it suddenly dawned on me that perhaps they could be altered slightly.

This is a major problem of mine.  I can’t leave anything be.  If something can be altered I try and alter it.  That doesn’t mean  that I think there is anything wrong with the original, as I said up there ☝🏽 I just can’t help myself!

This time though it worked!  I changed the vanilla extract to almond essence and I also added a small amount  of raspberry jam to the inside of the balls!  Perfect little Bakewell bites.

Do you want the recipe?  Of course you do.

Bakewell bites
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Bakewell bites
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

These started out as coats of oats, but with just 2 changes, these delightful little treats were born

Course: Snack
Servings: 24
Author: Crafty Cooks Maria
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces Butter
  • 4 ounces caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 10 ounces self raising flour
  • 2 tsps almond essence
  • raspberry jam
  • 4 ounces porridge oats
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°/180° Fan/Gas Mark 4

  2. Cream the butter and sugar together,

  3. Add the vanilla essence, egg and flour.  Mix together until a soft dough is formed.

  4. Take a large teaspoon of dough and roll it into a ball in the palm of your hands. Make a hole in the centre and add a small amount of jam.  Seal the hole by rolling gently again.

  5. Roll the ball of dough in the porridge oats and place on a baking tray.  Continue with the rest of the dough.


  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes at 200°/180° Fan/ Gas Mark 4

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