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Saturday, 28 August 2010

Baking Day - Tried and Tested Frogs

So today i was a bit undecided what to bake, i could go the safe route and do something I've already done or try something new. Usually i bypass recipes that requite cocoa but today i thought what's the worst that can happen so today i did no bake Frogs :)

This recipe requires

400g granulated sugar
110g butter
60g cocoa powder (sifted)
125ml milk
1/2tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
150g porridge oats
100g unsweetened desiccated coconut (i think mine was sweetened but hey)

Line two baking sheets with greaseproof paper or baking parchment.

Combine the sugar, butter and cocoa powder and milk in a saucepan over medium hear. Bring the mixture to the boil, whisking (stirring) occasionally to remove any lumps. Reduce the heat to medium-low and boil gently for 5minutes. Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the vanilla extract and salt. Add the oats and coconut and stir to combine.

Spoon rounded tablespoonfuls of the mixture on to lined trays. Chill for at least 1 hour.

Peel the 'frogs' from the paper and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

This recipe is taken from this well thumbed book, i had to scan my favourite recipes in order to return this book to the library, i had had it a few weeks. I think this would be an excellent Christmas present suggestion don't you :)

I have to say i did lick a rather large spoonful of this when i had finished and found it pretty tasty so once they are cooled they are going to be pretty addictive but I'll keep you posted :)

They look great,
They taste great, even Brett finished one :)
This recipe made about the 35 suggested.
So i would give this recipe a 7/10
(might make these again without the cocoa just out of curiosity)

1 comment:

Claire said...

Yum scrum, they sound gorgeous!! I'm making Rocky Road tomorrow for a change - not good for the diet but hey you've got to have a treat
Claire xx
PS I'm up for the jar swap, great idea :-)