Today's cheat is less about nutrition and more about playing with your food, 'e' numbers and sugar. Well the 'e' numbers are optional, but you get the idea. Yes, it's been half term and as the nights are drawing in, the kids and I have come up with a fun, and pretty easy way to entertain ourselves and make something really yummy!
150g butter or margarine
150g caster sugar
150g self-raising flour
few drops vanilla essence
Add the butter and sugar to a large bowl and cream together thoroughly. The mixture should be pale in colour and fluffy. Sift the flour into a separate bowl. Beat the eggs into the butter mixture one at a time, adding a spoonful of flour with each. Then fold in the rest of the flour and vanilla essence. Divide between two 20cm sandwich tins and bake for about 20mins at 190C, until golden brown and springy when pressed lightly.
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