FROM THE BIG BAKE
As Britain remains locked down, many will be missing popping to their favourite High Street food outlets to pick up a delicious treat. To keep the nation going during this time of culinary deprivation, The Big Bakes has pledged to reveal a new secret recipe each week to help Brits replicate some of the UK’s most iconic High Street snacks at home.
With so many popular dishes to choose from,The Big Bakes has created five online recipe tutorials of the most popular dishes, which will be revealed each Wednesday.
Each video masterclass will offer an easy, step-by-step guide for people to follow at home, no matter what their level of experience. Lasting two to three minutes, the home baking videos will feature day-to-day ingredients and basic kitchen equipment, so everyone (including the kids) will be able to get involved.
In order to take part in these digital baking sessions, all people need to do is visit @Thebig_bakes on Facebook or Instagram, for a list of the necessary ingredients needed for the up-coming class.
The Big Bakes was founded by Adam Chaudhri and Eloise Frank, who discovered a gap in the market for fun, accessible and affordable baking events, after taking part in a bake-off competition during a work away day.
Their first digital co-baking sessions kicks off with Disney Cookie Fries, inspired by the tasty amusement park snacks found in Disney, these chip-shaped treats have risen to legendary status almost overnight. Perfect for sharing, these chocolate chip cookies replicate classic fries and are perfectly shaped for dunking into your favourite sauce.
For the Cookie Fries:
- 50g sugar
- 100g butter
- 150g flour
- 50g chocolate chips
For the dips:
- 20g mini marshmallows
- 1 tablespoons milk
- 2 tablespoons Nutella
- 2 tablespoons jam
- Mixing bowl
- Rolling pin
- Knife (adult supervision needed)
- Baking tray lined with parchment
- Microwavable pots for your dips
- Preheat your oven to 180c and line a baking tray with parchment paper
- In your mixing bowl, start by creaming together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy
- Stir in the flour and mix until incorporated
- Fold in the chocolate chips and then turn your dough onto a work surface and knead until it comes together in a ball
- Roll the dough out into a rectangle about 2cm thick and cut into your desired chip shapes or smaller rectangles
- Place onto your baking tray a few centimetres apart from one another and bake for 10-15 minutes until the edges go golden brown
- Leave to cool before eating
When you’re ready to eat your Dinsey Cookie Fries, make your dips just before:
- Combine the marshmallows with 1 tablespoon of milk and then microwave in 5-second intervals and stir until fully combined – stop when the mixture has liquidised
- Microwave the jam for 15 seconds and then the Nutella for 15 seconds, stir and then serve with your cookie fries