Friday, 15 March 2013

Red nose day recipe

                                       Celebrate and raise money for Comic Relief
Today is Red Nose Day in the UK. The time of year when people across the country put on their red noses and "Do something funny for money". Comic Relief is a fantastic cause, raising money in the vision of creating a world free of poverty. So far, the cause has raised over £80 million and has been at work in over 70 countries around the world.

You can get involved and donate your money. For more information click here

Why not make your own Comic relief cookies, from

  • 115g / 4 oz Butter, softened
  • 55g / 2 oz Caster sugar
  • 140g / 5 oz Self raising flour
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ tsp approx Red food colouring
  • 14 Glace cherry halves
  • 100g / 3.5 oz Dark Chocolate
    1. Pre-heat the oven to 175°C.
    2. Grease 1 large or 2 medium sized baking sheets.
    3. Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl.
    4. Add vanilla extract and food colouring.
    5. Work in the flour gradually with a wooden spoon.
    6. Form into 14 balls by rolling between your palms.
    7. Place balls on baking sheet allowing room to spread and pop a glace cherry half on each.
    8. Bake for 13 – 15 minutes being careful not to let them brown.
    9. Allow the cookies to rest for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.
    10. Once cool, melt the chocolate in bowl over a pan of water barely simmering.
    11. Using a pastry brush, paint the base of each cookie with chocolate and allow to set chocolate side up.

      Big thanks to Laura for the brilliant picture!!

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