3 Easy Snack Recipes

I’ve been baking for what feels like an eternity, so I don’t want to ramble in this intro. Instead I’ll just say, if you’re feeling peckish but don’t have anything to snack on, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.

Peanut Butter Cookies

IMG_2394Ingredients:

  • 200g peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • ¼ tsp fine table salt
  • 1 large egg

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180c, and line 2 large baking trays with baking paper. Place the peanut butter and sugar into a bowl. Add the salt and mix well. Add the egg and mix again until the mixture forms a dough.
  2. Then cut out your cookies. I used a heart cookie cutter, but you can make them any shape you want. Then place your cookies, well spaced apart, on the trays. Bake for 12 mins, until golden around the edges and paler in the centre.IMG_2395

Fruit Scones

IMG_2498Ingredients:

  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 85g caster sugar
  • 57gbutter
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 113g sultanas
  • 150ml milk

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180c. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Put the flour, caster sugar, butter and baking powder in a bowl. Mix it in with your fingers until it starts to look a bit like breadcrumbs.
  2. Add in the raisins (or optional fruit) and milk a little at a time until the mixture comes together. Try to make sure it doesn’t get too wet or you will have to add more flour.
  3. Roll out the dough. If it feels too wet when you are rolling and starts sticking to everything, add a little more flour to the surface and turn it so that both sides are floured. Cut out little circles around 2cm thick and glaze with milk. Place on the baking paper.
  4. Bake for about 12 minutes, or until golden brown.IMG_2502

French Fancies

IMG_7735Ingredients:

  • 175g unsalted butter
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 2 tbsp milk

(For the butter cream)

  • 75g unsalted butter
  • 150g icing sugar

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 190c, grease a cake tin and line the base with baking paper. Place the butter and sugar in a large bowl and beat until pale and fluffy.
  2. Lightly beat the eggs and vanilla extract in another large bowl. Add 1/4 of the egg mixture and a tablespoon of the flour to the butter mixture and beat well. Add the rest of the egg mixture, a little at a time, mixing as you go. Add the remaining flour and milk, fold in.
  3. Transfer the mixture to the prepared tin and bake for roughly 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. To make the butter cream, mix the butter and icing sugar until smooth. Then slice the cake horizontally and spread the butter cream on one half, then sandwich the two layers together.
  5. I then added some coloured icing and sprinkles to the tops of the cakes, and you’re done!IMG_7737

There you have it! 3 super simple and quick recipes to make yourself some delicious snacks! I hope you guys enjoyed this post, I had a lot of fun putting it together, and can’t believe how quick each of these recipes took!

Please let me know if you make any of these things, I’d love to see them!

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Halloween Gingerbread Men

That’s right, today marks the official start of Halloween here on Organic By Nerve! I’ve got a lot of fun halloween themed posts for you guys for the rest of this month, so without further adieu, let’s get started with these super cute (and easy) halloween themed gingerbread men!6


Ingredients:

350g plain flour, plus extra for rolling out

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

2 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp ground cinnamon

125g butter

175g light soft brown sugar

1 free range egg

4 tbsp golden syrup


Method:

First, preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4, and line two baking trays with greaseproof paper.

Then start by sifting together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and cinnamon. Then pour into your mixer. Add the butter and blend until the mix looks like breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar.

Next, lightly beat the egg and golden syrup together, add to the mixer and mix until the mixture combines together.

Roll the dough out to whatever thickness you’d like (remember that they will spread and rise in the oven though!) on a lightly floured surface. Using your gingerbread men cutters, cut out the gingerbread men shapes and place on the baking tray, leaving a gap between each of them.

Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly golden-brown. Finally, move them onto a wire rack to finish cool properly before icing. When cooled decorate with the writing icing and make them as ghoulish or creepy as your heart desires! I’ve left some ideas for you below.


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You can ice your gingerbread men to look like skeletons, mummies, zombies, sewn-up frakensteins, vampires, chainsaw victims, ordinary creepers or even the gingerbread man from Shrek!


That’s it for my halloween themed gingerbread men! Let me know if you’re going to recreate these, I’d love to see them!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

As September is gradually coming to a close, I am loving all things fall. And to me, that means being snuggled up in cosy jumpers, and being inside beside a fire, with comforting food. And what’s more comforting than home-made cookies?! I’ve got a recipe that is super easy to follow, and within 20 minutes you’ll be enjoying your cookies! So today I’m sharing it with you guys!

DSCN2013  Ingredients

100g brown sugar

125g unsalted block butter

1 egg

1 1/2 tsp vanilla essence

1/2 tsp salt

225g Self Raising Flour

200g chocolate (any kind!)

1/2 tsp salt

DSCN2018Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 200°c then place the butter and sugar in large bowl and mix well.
  2. Then add the egg and vanilla essence and mix well again.
  3. After that, sieve in the flour and salt, be sure to mix and combine well.
  4. Next cut the chocolate, roughly as finely as you’d like your chocolate chunks to be, for these I cut the chocolate quite fine. Once you’ve decided how fine you’d like your chunks, add them to the mix.
  5. Once everything is nicely mixed together, roll balls of mixture to about 2cm by 2cm and place on a baking tray with baking parchment on. Be careful not to put the cookies too close together because they will grow a little when cooking.
  6. Place in preheated oven for 7-10 minutes. Repeat until all cookies are cooked.

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I hope you guys enjoyed this post, let me know if you give making these cookies a go by tagging me on Twitter and Instagram!