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What is your favourite thing to bake? We can’t get enough of chocolate muffins and weekend pancakes. Yum!

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If you’re keen to get your baking groove back on, Sasko Quick Treats is giving away two baking kits worth R500 each! Each kit contains an apron, chef hat, mixing bowl, measuring cups and spoons, 3 Sasko Quick Treats products and a t-shirt.

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To stand a chance to win this fabulous hamper, simply like Sasko on Facebook and then comment on this post and tell us which Quick Treats mix you like the most, and why!
This competition will close on Thursday 29 October. Winners will be announced on Friday 30th. 

— Liza

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and the sasko quick treats winner is…

Dan Peters for his deliciously scrumptious Magic Cookies! Well done Dan, that beautiful Kenwood mixer is all yours! We’re sure your family are going to be exceptionally happy with you for winning such an amazing prize, and hopefully you’ll be creating some more awesome things now that you have such a handy gadget in the kitchen.

Thank you to everyone who entered this fabulous competition, you were all…

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And thank you to Sasko Quick Treats for allowing all of us the opportunity to get creative!

— Liza

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sasko quick treats finalist #2 – magic cookies

Our second finalist for our Sasko Quick Treats competition is Mr Dan Peters, who baked these awesome white chocolate and mixed berry cookies with his boys one wintery afternoon.

Willow and I had the pleasure of making them for some friends she had coming around and they were utterly scrumptious.

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These cookies are so decadent. Crisp on the outside, gooey and chewy on the inside. Every mouthful is a taste sensation as you bite into a juicy raspberry or sweet white chocolate. These won’t last a day in the cookie jar!

INGREDIENTS:
1 x pack 500g Sasko Quick Treats Cookie Mix
1 extra large egg
140ml butter
1/4 cup mixed berries
1 slab white chocolate

BAKING INSTRUCTIONS:
Preheat oven to 180 degrees
Add the Sasko Quick Treats Cookie Mix to a mixing bowl and rub in the butter by hand
Whisk the egg and add to the flour mix
Combine with your hands to form a dough
Roll a tablespoon of mixture into a ball and place on a baking tray
Flatten to the desired thickness
Gently place mixed berries and white chocolate chunks onto the biscuit
Bake for 10-12 minutes

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White chocolate and berries are added once the cookie is rolled out on the baking pan

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Rubbing in the butter was W’s favourite part. Apart from tasting, of course!

 

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W had a couple of friends to play. The cookies didn’t last long!

— Emily

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sasko quick treats finalist #1 – vanilla muffins with mascarpone, orange and dates

Wow, we have been overwhelmed by all the fabulous, creative, unbelievably amazing entries for our Sasko Quick Treats competition. We selected two finalists at random – so as to make it fair, it would have been way too difficult to choose any other way! And so, the finalists are: Araffa Mpungwe’s Vanilla Muffins with Mascarpone, Orange and Dates, and Dan Peters’ White Magic Cookies. Now it’s our job to trial these recipes and then the ultimate winner – who’ll walk away with a Kenwood Mixer – will be decided!

Yesterday I trialed Araffa’s muffins, and they were just delicious. My little jury thought so too.

Here’s Araffa’s rendition of how she came up with this recipe…

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Araffa’s beautiful, decadent looking creations

It was Eid a few weeks ago, so I had plenty dates left from the celebrations, spicy chai on a Sunday is just ideal and well, I wanted to try the Sasko Quick Treats and who doesn’t like baking and eating (and eating, and eating) right?

I thought muffins would be simple enough. And since I’m Tanzanian, our love for simple foods with a whole lot of Arabic fused flavour inspired this recipe.

You’ll need:

Sasko Quick Treats Vanilla Flavoured Muffin Mix
Milk
Eggs
Vegetable Oil
(as per Sasko Quick Treats packet)

Plus…
Teaspoon almond essence

Add the Sasko Quick Treats mix to the wet ingredients – mix well and then leave it in the fridge for about 15-20 mins. In the interim prep the muffin pan, I used baking paper (to keep it moist). It’ll take you a little time to cut 12 square pieces so the 20 mins will go by super fast. Add the mix to the muffin pan and then bake for 20-25 mins!

To accompany my spicy chai, I decided to make something sweet to add to the muffins. Dates with mascarpone mixed with condensed milk make for an awesome combo – add orange essence and you have a winning cream topping!

You’ll need:

Half a can of condensed milk
Tub of mascarpone
Teaspoon orange essence
Pitless dates

Mix the condensed milk, mascarpone and orange essence together. Chop the dates into tiny pieces.

Once the muffins have cooled down, spread the cream topping on them; sprinkle the dates – and dust on icing sugar for effect!

Viola!

PS: the vanilla muffins are great by themselves too! I hardly broke the bank, and had little cleaning up to do – #WINNING 😉

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Although not as pretty as Araffa’s, a good effort!

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‘Mama, what are the sprinkles?’

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Can we eat it now?

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Yummy!

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‘Mama, we don’t like the sprinkles!’

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Hmmm!

— Liza

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Baking with granny, and Sasko Quick Treats (PLUS: WIN A KENWOOD KMX50 MIXER WORTH OVER R5 000!)

One of my kids’ favourite thing to do is baking with granny on a Friday afternoon. Last week we were excited to try out the Sasko Quick Treats chocolate muffin mix. The perfect accompaniment to an afternoon cup of tea.

The Sasko Quick Treats range are super convenient. With only three additional ingredients needed there is way less cleaning up required afterwards, which is such a plus when baking with kids.

Willow loved the whole experience, especially eating them at the end. They turned out just right. Warm and delicious, with just the right amount of sweetness to get us through a grey, wintery afternoon.

You’ll find Sasko Quick Treats at leading supermarkets (for just R13.99!) with a variety of different options – Vanilla Muffins, Scones, Bran Muffins, Flapjacks, Pancakes, Cookie Mix and Chocolate Muffins.

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Now, to celebrate Sasko’s Quick Treats range we have a fantastic giveaway. One lucky reader stands the chance to win a Kenwood KMX50 series mixer worth over R5 000! We can’t even tell you how jealous we are right now.

Here’s what you need to do to enter…

  • Get yourself some Sasko Quick Treats and come up with your own fabulous creation – we highly recommend you like the Sasko Flour Facebook page for some inspiration (hint: the more creative you get, the better!)
  • Post your delicious Quick Treats creation to our Facebook page, or on Instagram (don’t forget to tag us), or on Twitter (don’t forget to tag us)
  • We will pick two of our favourite creations and trial them ourselves, then we will pick the winner who will walk away with the Kenwood mixer.
  • Get baking!

IMPORTANT: You have until 31 July to submit your fabulous Sasko Quick Treats creation. The winner will be announced during the week of 10-14 August. 

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Form and function are combined to ensure the most simple to the most indulgent recipe can be created. The mixer comes with a full pastry kit and is ergonomically designed for easy front access and easy operation.

— Emily

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sasko quick treats are a treat (Plus: win a kenwood KMX50 mixer worth over R5 000!)

One of my favourite activities to do with the littles is baking, because the reward at the end is so sweet, for everyone. There’s always more of ‘Can I lick the spoon yet?’ and ‘This dough is yummy’ than ‘Let me help whisk the eggs’ or ‘I’ll measure the flour’. It usually gets a little crazy when we’re all in the kitchen at once – sometimes many hands make more work! So when I spotted Sasko’s Quick Treats range, I knew I had to try it. They had me at ‘quick’…

You’ll find Sasko Quick Treats at leading supermarkets (for just R12.99!) with a variety of different options – Vanilla Muffins, Scones, Bran Muffins, Flapjacks, Pancakes, Cookie Mix and Chocolate Muffins. And the best thing? You’ll only ever need to add three ingredients – the rest is all done for you.

I decided to try Cookie Mix – my littles love biscuits and there’s something about a homemade cookie that is just so much nicer than a store-bought one.

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All I needed to add was butter and an egg (I chose to include choc chips, because who doesn’t love a choc chip cookie?)

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Bailey and her friend took rolling the dough and placing the cookies on the baking sheet very seriously (all the while sampling the cookie dough, of course)

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The old-school ‘squish with a fork’ trick

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Cookie dough monster

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The easiest batch of cookies ever made, and the yummiest too (crunchy on the outside and chewy in the middle!)

Now, to celebrate Sasko’s Quick Treats range we have possibly the best giveaway we’ve ever had on the blog. One lucky reader stands the chance to win a Kenwood KMX50 series mixer worth over R5 000! We can’t even tell you how jealous we are right now.

Here’s what you need to do to enter…

  • Get yourself some Sasko Quick Treats and come up with your own fabulous creation – we highly recommend you like the Sasko Flour Facebook page for some inspiration (hint: the more creative you get, the better!)
  • Post your delicious Quick Treats creation to our Facebook page, or on Instagram (don’t forget to tag us), or on Twitter (don’t forget to tag us)
  • We will pick two of our favourite creations and trial them ourselves, then we will pick the winner who will walk away with the Kenwood mixer.
  • Get baking!

IMPORTANT: You have until 27 July to submit your fabulous Quick Treats creation. The winner will be announced during the week of 10-14 August. 

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Form and function are combined to ensure the most simple to the most indulgent recipe can be created. The mixer comes with a full pastry kit and is ergonomically designed for easy front access and easy operation.

— Liza

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