The Perfect Gift – Recipe In A Jar

When master pâtissiers hit the markets it may prove difficult to come up with innovative ways to sell their goods, or to involve their customers in their business.

Whether you’re a hip cake extraordinaire trying to shake it up a little, a gift enthusiast, or you’re just seeking some new goodies to sell at your stall – these recipes in a jar are enough to tantalise anyone’s tastebuds.

All your customer will have to do is simply empty the jar, add the wet ingredients and wallah! They’ll have themselves some gourmet sweeties in their very own kitchen!

You will need some mason jars, or cookie jars around the 1Litre mark, and whatever craft you prefer to dress your little beauties up in.

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A simple piece of twine or ribbon around the rim of the jar can make for eye-catching presentation. The possibilities are endless when it comes to vamping up your recipe in a jar. Feel free to even secure a small wooden spoon for your customers to use, but don’t forget to include a little tag that includes the ingredients, what they will need to add, and the method.

Tip: When layering your dry ingredients, be sure to place the most differing colours upon each other. Brown sugar on top of white flour will create a striking contrast compared to white sugar upon white flour. For recipes that have a small amount of ingredients, you can split each ingredient in to different layers so that there is still that contrast in colour.

Recipes

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Tantalising Chocolate Mud

What you will need:
• 3/4cup of self-raising flour
• 1 cup of caster sugar
• 100g cooking chocolate
• ¼ cup cocoa
• 2 tbsps of coffee (optional)

What they will need:
• 3 eggs
• 200g butter
• ¼ cup of water

In your jar layer the self-raising flour, followed by the caster sugar, cocoa, coffee, and finally cooking chocolate.
On the tag write the dry ingredients in the jar, what ingredients they will need, and the following instructions:
1. Pre heat oven to 160 degrees and grease your chosen cake pan.
2. Pour the cooking chocolate, coffee, and cocoa into a saucepan. Add the butter and the water. Heat while stirring until smooth. Set aside.
3. Using a spoon scoop out the sugar into a bowl. Add eggs and beat until light and creamy. Whisk in the chocolate mixture once luke warm.
4. Fold through the flour.
5. Pour into your greased pan and bake for 55 minutes. Once cooled, ice as preferred.

Peanut Butter Crinkles

What you will need:

• 1/3 cup of white sugar
• 1/3 cup of brown sugar
• 1 ¼ cup of plain flour
• 1 tsp baking soda
• Pinch of salt
• 1/3 cup of peanut butter

What they will need:
• ½ tsp of vanilla essence
• 125g unsalted butter

In your jar, layer the flour, followed by the salt, baking soda, brown sugar, white sugar and finally peanut butter.
On the tag write what ingredients are in the jar, what ingredients they will need, and the following instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees and grease your baking trays.
2. In a bowl add the butter, vanilla, peanut butter, white sugar and brown sugar.
3. Beat until light and fluffy.
4. Fold in the rest of the dry ingredients.
5. Roll heaped teaspoons into balls and place on your greased tray.
6. Press with a fork and bake for 10 minutes or until slightly brown

Double Chocolate Brownies

What you will need:

• 1/2tsp of salt
• ½ tsp of baking powder
• ¾ cup of plain flour
• ¼ cup of cocoa powder
• 2/3 cup of plain flour
• 2/3 cup brown sugar
• 2/3 cup white sugar
• 100g of milk chocolate chips
• 100g of white chocolate chips

What they will need:
• 150g butter, melted
• 3 eggs
• Icing sugar (to dust)

In your jar, layer the dry ingredients in the order as above.
On the tag write what ingredients are in the jar, what ingredients they will need, and the following instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees and grease a 9”x9” slice tin.
2. Melt butter and whisk in eggs.
3. Pour in all jar contents and mix until well combined.
4. Pour into greased slice tin and bake for 25-30 minutes.
5. Once cool, dust with icing sugar

Chewy Gooey Flapjacks

What you will need:
• ½ cup of brown sugar
• 2 cups of oats
• 1/3 cup self-raising flour

What they will need:
• 200g unsalted butter
• ¼ cup of golden syrup (depending on how gooey you like it; you can add up to ½ a cup)

In your jar, layer the oats, followed by the brown sugar and finally the self-raising flour.
On the tag write what ingredients are in the jar, what ingredients they will need, and the following instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees and grease your chosen slice tin.
2. Pour jar contents into a mixing bowl.
3. Melt butter and golden syrup together then pour into dry ingredients.
4. Mix well before pressing into your greased pan.
5. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown – the slice should still be soft to touch; it will harden once cool.
6. Optional: Drizzle with your favourite chocolate – these babies are best served warm and gooey.

Don’t forget to share your yummy new additions with your fans at AUZi! Upload a photo of your take on a ‘Recipe in a Jar’ – we would love to see what you come up with!

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