My sister is fast becoming the queen of all baking. Her cakes are amazing, and she obsessed with baking, pastry and anything Great British Bake Off related. It makes me very proud and excited about what the future holds.
So when she messaged me to tell me she had bought me a 'cookies in a bag' mix, I was slightly disappointed. Even I, a baking novice, avoided cake mixes and always try to make my cakes from scratch and a recipe (more often than not, failing miserably).
Bear (Beckie or @beeslovesteas to the rest of the world) had discovered Baked By Me, an online company who specialise is baking mixes. I always thought it was cheating. If only I knew how wrong I could be!
After Bear first mentioned them to me, I started following them on twitter and got really excited by the pictures and the amazing following that they have. Then I went on the website - wow! So many different mixes, and they have even got gluten-free mixes, which definitely helps with the no-carbs diet.
So I finally got my toblerone cookie mix yesterday. In a really sweet package with very simple instructions.
So I followed them, adding 2 large eggs and 70ml of oil to the mix. From opening the pack to having lovely warm cookies on a plate - 30 minutes. And they were soft, delicious and my kitchen smelled heavenly, even this morning when I woke up. I took them to work (after leaving a few for hubby) and they were an absolute hit!
I am an absolute convert - Baked by Me have identified a way to make home baking easy, enjoyable and with some amazing mixes and flavours, there's so much variety to choose from.
Follow them on twitter @bakedbymeuk or visit their website http://www.bakedbyme.net/
Choc chip gluten-free cookies for me next, will let you know how they go!