It’s been a while since we had a Breaking The Recipe Rules post so I thought it was about time I did. I was making cookies for a weekend picnic we had planned and I’ll be posting all about that later in the week, but without further ado, here’s how I rebelled against the recipe and used up what was in my cupboards, rather than buying new ingredients…
This recipe is originally from the Great British Bake Off, Big Book of Baking
The recipe called for 200g of oats and 100g or mixed, dried fruit and nuts. I had neither of these so I used 250g of organic muesli that had been sat in the cupboard with the promise of being eaten when I went on that health kick, last…well, let’s not think about that, it looked fine! I topped it up with 50g of raisins.
Light brown sugar and plain wholemeal flour were next on the list. I had dark brown and rice flour..in it goes.
Finally good old cinnamon popped up and I still haven’t bought any more so mixed spice it was!
These were a hit and devoured by the husband with much gusto who announced I had created a jolly fine picnic. Job done!
We’d love to know what you use in your recipes as substitutes. What are your favourite cheats? Don’t forget to let us know!