Tigerlilly Quinn: Comic Relief #raisesomedough

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Comic Relief #raisesomedough

Whenever Wilf and I are having a bit of a slump or not really getting on with each other there are two things that will always help diffuse the situation and help us to start again. One of these is having a nice bubble bath together (not quite as relaxing as a nice bath by yourself but still) and the other is baking. I know lots of friends who raise their eyebrows over the suggestion that baking with a toddler can be anything but a stressful situation but to be honest as long as you are pretty child out about how messy it's going to be then it's a lot of fun.

I think we both love the process of making something and actually I think a lot can be learnt through cooking and baking and the end result is always a nice reward. 

I've long since realised that I'm good at certain aspects of 'mummying' and not at others, I hate the park for example but love a bit of crafting and baking. Thankfully Wilf loves all those activities equally and Tom is more than happy to oblige with the park thing (whilst I drink a coffee ;)).
We decided to don our aprons (and Wilf his top baker hat) to whip up a batch of cookies over the weekend. 

I am wearing the Henry Holland designed apron from HomeSense, proud partner of Comic Relief. With at least £6.50 going to the charity from the sale of each apron, helping improve lives of people in the UK and Africa, it is definitely worth a visit to pick one up!

These cookies are super simple to make, I've included the recipe below if you want to give them a go yourself! 

100g of butter (we use goats butter simply because we prefer the flavour, it's really not 'goaty' at all and actually a lot creamier)
50g caster sugar 
100g self raising flour
1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
1 egg white

preheat your over to 180c 

lightly butter your baking tray or use greaseproof paper on a baking tray

mix butter and flour together until fluffy 

whisk egg white until frothy add to mix and then stir in the flour and cocoa powder

dust work surface with flour and roll out then cut into shapes (or simply squidge into rough circles if you'd rather!) 

place onto tray and cook for ten minutes

And you're done! You could add chocolate chips or ice then if you'd rather but as a very simple and easy way to break up a day they are pretty ace :)

Don't forgot to buy your comic relief apron to help #raisesomedough there will also be a twitter party between 1pm-2pm on Feb the 10th under the same hashtag if you fancy joining in the chat!

in association with HomeSense


Kerryy said...

They look so good!

Hyggelig Sarah said...

Ooh where's your moomin hoody from???

fritha strickland said...

Uniqlo! :) x

Esther Hancock said...

I love crafting and baking with my two and we make so much mess! It makes it more satisfying after tidying it! How brilliant that £6.50 is going to charity? I will definitely look out for one! x

Claire said...

They look gorgeous. Love how you have so much fun baking together. Great apron and cause too x

Lottie :: Oyster & Pearl said...

Yum! Will definitely have to try these. Really love baking with my two as well x

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