If you haven’t been able to get ingredients like sugar, flour, and eggs, these recipes can be cut up and kept when the weather is more certain – although flapjacks are a good option if you have a lot of oats. but no flour.
If you only have plain flour rather than self-rising flour, add a little baking powder (one teaspoon per 100g of flour). And if you don’t have hazelnuts or chocolate, you can experiment with raisins, spices like ground ginger and other nuts like chopped almonds or Brazil nuts.
Sometimes replacing or adding something you’ve found in the back of the closet will end up with something deliciously unexpected, so play with flavors of chocolate, coffee, almond or vanilla for fun.
This week, an eight-year-old boy and his family sent me a photo of them making homemade pasta in a pasta machine. It’s a positive thing to break out of the interlock that people spend time together in the kitchen.
The homemade honeycomb is an alternative to snacking for a Crunchie bar. Boiling sugar can be a challenge – make sure you get it at the right temperature and cool it before dipping it in chocolate.
Make sure to bake the cookies well and allow them to cool properly before putting them in containers. And if things go wrong, I wouldn’t worry.