I have been wanting to make a few changes to the blog for a while and have a few ideas in mind. To do this idea justice I need to take some time off from baking and concentrate wholeheartedly on the blog – in particular – the recipes and the products.

After a busy week baking orders for collection on Thursday I have been on wind down preparing for the much needed holiday from my office 🙂 As it is the summer holidays and my orders are fairly quiet right now I thought now would be a good time as any to do the work. So the laptop is coming on holiday with me just so I have something to do when the children are in bed. We are off camping soon and I am quite looking forward to it, too. Not sure my teenage daughters are but they have no choice really unless they want to stay with their Nana. 🙂

I have decided over the last couple of weeks to try something a bit different. More work for me but we will see how it goes. A lot of research has been done so this is my first post about what I am trying to do with my blog at present.

Recipe Book
Recipe Book

Nutritional information is so important at the moment so I am going to add more information to my recipes to help a lot of people out in making the right decisions for their lifestyle.

[lt_recipe name=”Choc Chip Oaty Cookies” servings=”20″ prep_time=”10M” cook_time=”20M” total_time=”30M” difficulty=”Easy” summary=”Nutritionally, one cookie contains 91 calories, 5.2g (7% daily total fat), 10.4g (4% daily total carbohydrate), 0.7g (3% daily fibre). (based on a 2000 calorie diet).” print=”yes” image=”https://www.love-to-bake.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/chocchipoaty31.jpeg” ingredients=”4oz porridge oats;4oz butter;2oz caster sugar;2oz plain flour;2oz milk chocolate chips” ]Pre heat the oven to Gas 4.;Line 2 baking trays.;In a mixing bowl, weigh out the flour, butter, sugar and porridge oats.;Rub the ingredients together to form a dough.;Add the chocolate chips into the dough.;Roll out the dough and cut out the cookies using a cookie cutter.;Place on the baking tray.;Bake for 20 minutes until turning golden at the edges.;Allow to cool on the tray before transferring to an airtight container.[/lt_recipe]

This is a recipe which I have shared before but with the addition of the nutritional information and I think it looks quite good really. You can see the calories per cookie which is a real positive for anyone who is counting the calories. I have included the fat, carbohydrate and fibre content along with the daily percentage based on a 2000 calorie diet.

As you can see from this recipe the cookies are quite healthy with a low calorie and low carbohydrate content. One cookie contains 91 calories which is really good if you are trying to watch your weight.

“A little treat for you at the end of a busy day”.

Anyway, this is just a short post tonight as I really need to spend some time with my family as it is a lovely night so I’m off to sit in the garden for a while.