Baking with Squidge

boo baking

A couple of weeks ago I decided to organize by baking shelf.  I had bought some flour and when I got home I found I had 3 bags already- time to sort it all out and figure out what I had and what I needed.  I don’t bake a lot but at the same time I don’t want to buy things and have them go to waste.  In the end 3 trips to Lakeland for containers and  John Lewis for labels and I was sorted.  The little bit in me that wants to be organized is loving the neat little containers with labels showing me exactly what I have.

organize baking

Surprisingly (not really) I have started to bake more than I have in  a long time.  Squidge has suddenly shown a great interest in baking- I blame Great British Bake Off.  I do love that she’s becoming a great little baker.  A couple of years ago I found a Jamie Oliver website with recipes for kids that were image based- each step with a picture.  It was fantastic and so easy for kids to use.  I’m glad I printed out his brownie recipe and laminated it because I looked for the website for this post and can’t find it.  It’s what we call Squidg’s signature bake- brownies.

boo brownies



Chocolate Brownies


  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 250g butter
  • 80g cocoa powder
  • 65g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 250 caster sugar
  • 4 large eggs


Preheat the oven to 180C (150C if fan assisted).  Butter and line a 20 x 30cm with greaseproof paper

Break the chocolate into a large bowl over simmering water, melt the butter and the chocolate until smooth.

In a separate bow, mix the dry ingredients, cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and sugar then add to the chocolate mixture and stir well.

Beat the egg and mix into the chocolate mixture until smooth.

Pour the brownie mixture into the baking tray and place in the oven for 25 minutes.

Cool and enjoy

I’m bummed that I didn’t write down the Jamie Oliver website, it was filled with loads of great recipes!


Do you have a go to recipe that your kids love making themselves?


  1. Mel
    September 9, 2014 /

    I love brownies but never seem to get them right – always too gooey (by that, read ‘still in liquid form’) or not moist enough. Aaargh, I need to sort out my kitchen cupboards. Goodness knows what I will find at the back of those old cupboards…

    • September 9, 2014 /

      Mel- I found FOUR 300g bags of ground almonds! Madness!!
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  2. September 13, 2014 /

    Those containers and labels are scary organised! And what a shame you can’t find that Jamie Oliver website – it sounds really good. I want to bake more with my kids.
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