I love to cook. Mostly because I love to eat. I used to make loads of cakes and treats when it was just me and Mr C but over the past few years I’ve stopped. Which is a shame because home baked cake is much better than shop cake. I know that it was time, and the fact that if I bake something the kids want to do it too, which just ends up with 12 cakey buns in a tin, and me craving something more sophisticated.
But the kids are at school all day long now and so I have decided to start baking more. In the past 2 weeks I have made a lemon drizzle cake, some blackerry and apple crumble slices and some flapjack.
The flapjack is why I am writing this. I slightly overcooked it and it is really rather chewy. After spending a fortune on a root canal last week I am meant to watch what I am eating so it doesn’t destroy the dentist’s hard work so this is less than ideal. It is the recipe I think, and the fact I left it in the oven too long. And perhaps my tin was a little large.
Anyway. I am betting that there are loads of people out there who have nailed the flapjack. Am I right? I bet some of you are sitting there thinking oh, flapjack is easy and mine is THE BEST.
So, with your help (and permission) I am hoping to refine certain recipes that I love to bake. My idea is that you provide me with your recipe and each month I pick one a week and try it out. In the interest of fairness I will not only eat these items myself but also feed them to my family and friends and at the end of each month I will reveal which one we loved the most and publish the findings and best recipe here on my blog.
I really hope you want to play along. If you want to join in and make your own that would be amazing, just share your results with the #brillianthomebakes hashtag. So I need your recipes – email me, tweet using the bird below or leave me a comment. Bring on the baking!