I already posted one of my favorite childhood traybake recipes using Rice Krispies here (other puffed rice cereals are available!) and, of course, there is always the Mars Bar Traybake. And now this Date and Ginger Crunchies recipe is another option for the ‘Baking with Breakfast Cereal’ series. Or should that be serial?!
I drink a lot of tea. I consider it to be a normal amount, but it’s probably well above average for my little corner of suburban Massachusetts. Perfectly normal for Northern Ireland though. And tea features in my baking this week. This is a recipe for Tea Loaf. A simple, straightforward bake that requires very little hands-on time.
I’ve already posted my favourite Ginger Nut recipe, so when I found a Ginger Shortcake recipe in one of my books, I knew I had to try it.
Now, the recipe said to bake the base for an hour. A whole hour. Granted, the temperature isn’t set too high, but an hour seemed rather long to me, so I decided to start checking it after 30 minutes or so and take it from there. And I’m glad I did. The shortcake was starting to darken after 30 minutes and had I baked it for the full hour, I dread to think what colour it would have been. In the end it was a little crisper around the edges and softer in the middle, which I preferred.