To celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight (27th Feb – 12th March) and this year’s ‘Break’ theme, Tate & Lyle have some delicious snacking recipes using Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Light Brown Sugar.
Salted Caramel Brownies – Afternoon Boosters – Chai Hot Buttered Rum
Feel like you need a bit of a mid-afternoon boost to keep you going for a couple of hours? Try this satisfying snack!
Preparation 15 minutes- Cooking 8 minutes – Makes approximately 20
200g desiccated coconut – 1 large egg white – 50g ground almonds
50g salted pistachio nuts, chopped – 50g pumpkin seeds
50g Tate & Lyle Light Soft Brown or Light Muscovado Sugar – 2tbsp Lyle’s Golden Syrup
1-2tbsp dried raspberry flakes (optional)
HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE
1 Preheat the oven to 190°C, fan oven 170°C Gas Mark 5.
2 Tip the coconut into a dry frying pan and cook over a high heat for 1-2 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon, to toast lightly. Cool for 5 minutes.
3 Meanwhile, use a fork to lightly whisk the egg white in a mixing bowl. Stir in the coconut and add the ground almonds, pistachio nuts, pumpkin seeds, Tate & Lyle Light Soft Brown or Light Muscovado Sugar and Lyle’s Golden Syrup.
4 Spoon the mixture into a silicone mini muffin tray (or similar) to make approximately 20, cooking in batches if necessary. Transfer to the oven and bake for 8 minutes.
5 Cool, then ease the treats from the tray. Sprinkle the dried raspberry flakes on top (if using). Keep in an airtight tin for up to 2 weeks.
Cook’s tip: You could use chopped almonds, hazelnuts or peanuts instead of the pistachios.
If you prefer, tip the whole mixture into a lined 23cm square cake tin and bake for 10-12 minutes. Cut into squares when cool.
CHIA-SPICED HOT BUTTERED RUM
Wow! This warming spiced rum drink is the perfect treat for a chilly winter’s day. Adults only please!
Preparation 5 minutes – Makes 2
20g butter, at room temperature – 20g Tate & Lyle Light Soft Brown or Light Muscovado Sugar
Boiling water – 2 spiced Chai tea bags – 4tbsp dark rum – Freshly grated nutmeg
Cinnamon sticks, to serve
HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE
1 Beat the butter and Tate & Lyle Light Soft Brown or Light Muscovado Sugar together until creamy.
2 Warm 2 serving glasses with boiling water, tip it out, then put a tea bag into each glass, filling them about 2/3rds full with boiling water. Steep for 3 minutes, then remove the tea bags.
3 Share the butter and sugar mixture between the glasses, then add the rum and stir well.
4 Serve at once, sprinkled with a little freshly grated nutmeg, with the cinnamon sticks to decorate.
Adjust the drink to suit your taste – if you like it a little spicier, steep the tea bags for an extra minute. If you prefer less punch from the rum, just add 1 tablespoon to each glass.
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GOOEY SEA SALTED CARAMEL BROWNIES
These rich and delicious brownies are made with Fairtade chocolate and Tate & Lyle Light Brown Soft Sugar, with a gooey salted caramel topping. Yum!
Preparation 20 minutes, plus cooling – Cooking 25 minutes – Makes 9
150g butter – 40g good quality Fairtrade dark chocolate, broken into pieces – 2 large eggs
150g Tate & Lyle Soft Light Brown Sugar or Light Muscovado Sugar – 1tbsp Greek-style natural yogurt
1tsp vanilla extract – 150g plain flour – 30g cocoa powder – Generous pinch of sea salt flakes
50g butter – 50g Tate & Lyle Soft Light Brown Sugar – 2tbsp Lyle’s Golden Syrup
2-3 pinches sea salt flakes, for sprinkling
HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE
1 Preheat the oven to 190°C, fan oven 170°C, Gas Mark 5. Line a 23cm square baking tin with baking paper.
2 Over a very low heat, gently melt the butter and chocolate, stirring occasionally. Cool for 10 minutes.
3 Meanwhile, whisk the eggs and sugar in a large bowl until pale and fluffy. Do this with an electric whisk on full speed for about 5 minutes.
4 Add the yogurt and vanilla, then pour in the melted butter and chocolate and mix gently until combined.
5 Sift the flour and cocoa powder together. Fold into the chocolate mixture with a pinch of sea salt, using a large metal spoon. Pour into the prepared tin.
6 Bake for 20 minutes and check with a skewer – it should come out clean. If not, bake for another 5 minutes. Cool in the tin for half an hour on a wire rack.
7 For the topping, melt the butter, Tate & Lyle Soft Light Brown Sugar and Lyle’s Golden Syrup in a saucepan over a gentle heat, then boil steadily for exactly 1 minute. Cool for 1-2 minutes, then pour over the brownies and sprinkle with sea salt flakes. Leave to cool before cutting into 9 squares.