Posts Tagged ‘baking’

Eats and Treats from Rubelle

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Rubelle is an influential young food blogger who writes about ‘Wheat and Gluten-free Eats and Treats’. Our Web and Social Media Guru Pam is wheat-intolerant (gutted!) and is rather keen on baking and cooking – and gets excited about wheat-free things! So she thought, since it’s Baking Week, Rubelle would be a great person to contribute to the blog for you students – whether you eat free or not!

Here’s Rubelle’s posts from her blog – just for us! :) (Oh, and we’re mentioned as one of her ‘Loves’ – thank you!)

Studentcooking and Baking Week
Recipe: Peanut butter cookies
Recipe: Use-It-Up Vegetable Chilli
Recipe: …with Tortillas/Flatbreads

Happy (wheat-free) baking!

Follow Rubelle on Twitter @RubellesMoon

Use up those oats for Baking Week!

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Say hello to Lisa, owner of the fabulous Curiositea Shop – she makes amazing cupcakes and cakes for a living! Since it’s Baking Week, we asked her for a tasty student-friendly baking recipe just for you! Here’s what she cooked up…

This recipe is from the New Students’ Veggie Cookbook which was given to me, ironically, after I graduated in 2002! Here’s a link to it on Amazon.

And here’s the recipe!


• 75g Soft Margarine
• 100g Light Brown Sugar
• 1 tbsp Golden Syrup or Honey
• 1 Large Ripe Banana, mashed
• 50g Sultanas or raisins
• 275g Porridge oats

1. Put the margarine, sugar, and syrup in a bowl and beat with a wooden spoon until smooth and fluffy.
2. Stir in the remaining ingredients and press into a greased 7″ x 11″ baking tin.
3. Bake in a preheated oven at 180*C/Gas Mark 4 for about 30 minutes or until golden brown
4. Leave to cool for 10 minutes then mark into fingers with the back of a knife. Leave until completely cold before cutting up. Store in an airtight tin.

Quick tip:
This is quite a forgiving recipe, and I often swap the sultanas for dried cranberries or currents, and you can make up the 275g porridge oats by supplementing some of the weight with other ingredients for example; a handful of sunflower seeds, the ends of packets of other cereals, crumbled Weetabix.