Baking is something which I love to do at home but at uni it’s a bit more tricky. I don’t have much equipment and ingredients can be expensive to buy, especially if you won’t use them often.
But recently I’ve realised that there are many things that you can make with ease in a uni kitchen that don’t require a lot of tools or ingredients and are simple and foolproof. The main things you need for the following recipes are a cake/brownie tin, mixing bowl, whisk, spoon and baking tray.
These brownies from the BBC really are the best ever – so easy to make yet absolutely delicious and gooey. They don’t have a long list of ingredients and many are everyday items such as eggs, flour and butter. All you need is a mixing bowl, whisk (handheld is fine) and a brownie tin. You can customise the recipe to suit your tastes, like adding nuts or chunks of a fudge bar.
These cookies only have 3 ingredients so there’s no excuses! They don’t require any specialist baking equipment and are so quick and easy – simply mix the ingredients, divide into chunks and bake on a baking tray.
Oats are cheap, nutritious and filling and flapjacks makes a tasty snack. Again you can customise the recipe, adding chopped nuts, fruit etc.
This was something I made a lot when I was on my year abroad as I didn’t even have an oven. The recipe above is a basic one but you can completely make it your own, adding different biscuits, chocolate bars and sweets. It doesn’t need to be cooked – simply leave it in the fridge to set.
Again this is a great one to make if you don’t have access to an oven. Cornflake cakes are good for easter too – they can be made into little nests with mini eggs added on top.
Of course, there are so many more things you could make, these are just a few of my suggestions. I hope this is helpful and will encourage you to bake at uni or anywhere you go where you don’t have much in the kitchen!