Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Join the Great Pink Bake off ; Bake with the Stars as Celebrities Raise Their Whisks for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. MARION MCMULLEN Checks out Some of the Sweet Treats on Offer to Help You Get Cooking

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Join the Great Pink Bake off ; Bake with the Stars as Celebrities Raise Their Whisks for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. MARION MCMULLEN Checks out Some of the Sweet Treats on Offer to Help You Get Cooking

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IT'S time to heat up the oven and get baking for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. expert Jane Asher is ambassador for leading charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer's Great Pink Bake Off.

She says: "Everybody E knows someone affected by breast cancer - so I'm urging everyone to join the Breakthrough Bake Off on Friday, October 17, and get baking to help support this fantastic organisation. Simply ask your friends and family to bring their homemade treats, make a donation and decide whose bake is best.

"A" s well as having lots of fun, it'll be satisfying to know that all the money you raise will go towards Breakthrough Breast Cancer's vital work."

There is still time to sign up for fundraising packs. Go to breakthrough.org.uk/bakeoff or call 08080 100 200.

MADE IN CHELSEA'S RILEY UGGLA'S CHOCOLATE TREAT (serves 8) ABaking INGREDIENTS 125g unsalted butter 300g chocolate (at least 50% cocoa) 3tbsp golden syrup 200g rich tea biscuits 100 mini marshmallows 2tsp icing sugar to dust 200g rich tea biscuits METHOD 1. Heat the butter, chocolate and golden syrup in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water.

Once all melted and combined, remove from the heat, scoop out about 125ml of the melted mixture and set aside in a bowl.

melted mixture and set aside 2. Place the biscuits into a plastic freezer bag and crush them with a rolling pin until some have turned to crumbs but there are still pieces of biscuit remaining. 3. Fold the biscuit pieces and crumbs into the melted chocolate mixture in the saucepan, then add the marshmallows. 4. Tip the mixture into a 24cm square baking tin and smooth the top.

5. Pour over the reserved 125ml of the melted chocolate mixture and smooth the top.

6. Refrigerate for about two hours or overnight. 7. To serve, cut into 6cm squares and dust with icing sugar.

JANE ASHER'S COFFEE AND CHOCOLATE TRAYBAKE (makes 16 pieces) JANE says: "This is a really easy, quick all-in-one bake, but absolutely delicious.

"Perfect for sharing with your friends on Great Pink Bake Off day!" INGREDIENTS 225g spreadable butter 225g caster sugar 4 medium eggs 300g self-raising cake flour 1tsp baking powder 1tbsp good strong instant coffee granules or powder, dissolved in 2tbsps hot water 125g milk chocolate drops Or 125g chopped hazelnuts or walnuts METHOD 1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 [degrees]C (160 [degrees]C fan assisted, 350 [degrees]F, gas mark 4).

Grease a 12x9 inch baking tray and line the bottom. 2. Simply put all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and beat well together. 3. Turn the mix into the baking tray and bake for 35 to 40 minutes until risen and golden brown. Let the cake cool in the tray.

DECORATION IDEAS 1. Melt 50g butter in a small pan (or in the microwave) and beat into it 225g sieved icing sugar.

Dissolve one teaspoon of instant coffee in a little hot water and add it to the icing, stirring well. …

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