Happy Red Nose Day! I’ve realised I’ve been posting Red Nose Day recipes yet haven’t said what Red Nose Day actually is! Some of you may be thinking it’s a day where you paint your noses red?! Which it is to some extent but nevertheless if you’re not aware, Red Nose Day is a fundraising event here in the UK that helps families across the UK and Africa to live happier and healthier lives. Whether its providing food and shelter for young people living on the streets in the UK or saving thousands of lives from Malaria in Africa – Comic Relief has made a difference to millions of lives.
- 52’000 people have accessed clean water.
- 1’275’000 mosquito nets distributed.
- 164’000 children have received an education.
- 15’786 UK projects have been set up to help those in need.
- Over 3’000’000 desperate voices have been heard.
If your in need of a final recipe for your bake sale – this one is quick, easy and fun!
RED NOSE DAY RASPBERRY COOKIES
– 250g softened butter
– 140g caster sugar
– 1 egg yolk
– 2tsp vanilla extract
– 300g plain flour
– 1tsp cinnamon
– 6tbsp raspberry jam
– 6tbsp sifted icing sugar
1. Heat your oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas mark 4. Line two baking trays with greaseproof paper.
3. Sift in the plain flour and cinnamon and stir until the mixture is well combined. (You might need to get your hands in at the end to give everything a really good mix and press the dough together.)
3. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface, then stamp out 28 biscuits with a wide cutter. Lay these on your non-stick baking sheets. Using a smaller cutter, cut out the ‘noses’ from half the biscuits. (I still baked these bits of dough thats been cut out for the nose, you can make really mini biscuits!)
4. Bake for 10-12 minutes in the centre of the oven until a pale golden colour, then lift onto a cooling rack.
5. Mix the raspberry jam with the sifted icing sugar. When the biscuits are cool, spoon a little of the jam onto each whole biscuit, then carefully sandwich the other biscuits on top.
6. Serve as they are, or pipe icing, made with a little water, to draw groovy faces!
This year it’s Comic Relief’s 25th anniversary which just reflects how successful Red Nose Day has been in helping so many lives.
Please continue to support this worth-while charity and one way we can do this is with baking! I’m ready for my sale – are you ready for yours?
If you need a giggle before your fundraising, here’s the classic football sketch where Smithy Meets the England Football Team
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