All Things Baked Review by Gemma – November 2018

If you love baking, food, eating or all three then read on, I think this box will be of interest to you!

First of all, I would like to thank the team over at All Things Baked for sending me one of their baking boxes to review. I really enjoy baking, but don’t get to do enough of it, so this was the perfect excuse to get my chef’s hat on and get into the kitchen to make some tasty treats! (Disclaimer: I don’t actually have a chef’s hat!)

All Things Baked are a Baking Subscription box where they send you ingredients for a specific recipe every month. You may need to buy the items that require refrigeration, but most of them are things we all usually have anyway, such as butter and eggs, and if you don’t already have them, they are relatively cheap to buy.

If you missed my unboxing on our Facebook group, you can catch it here on our YouTube channel (don’t forget to like and subscribe!)…

The box comes by Royal Mail, the box is too big to fit through the letterbox though. There is the branded sticker on the lid, so you know exactly what it is!

There is a no ‘box inside a box’, so on opening, you are greeted with the recipe card stating what recipe you are making, which in my case was Ginger and Oat Cookies!

Under the recipe card were the ingredients, wrapped in bubble wrap to protect them. The ingredients included were:

  • Shwartz Ground Ginger
  • Porridge Oats
  • Demerara Sugar
  • Baked Apple Pieces
  • Honey

The only extra things I needed were margarine and self-raising flour, both of which I already had anyway!

The recipe card was so easy to follow and they only took around 45 minutes to make, including the cooking time! I needed minimal equipment- literally a saucepan, sieve, baking trays and a tablespoon. My flat smelled absolutely gorgeous while they were in the oven, and I couldn’t wait to sample them! The recipe advised that it made around 15 cookies, however, I made them slightly bigger so I made about 8 in total. It is totally up to you how big or small you want to make them though!

The process involved putting the sugar, honey and margarine into a saucepan and heating until they melted into a syrupy consistency, before adding in the flour, oats, ginger and apple pieces. They also stated that you could save the apple pieces and use them for decoration, but I like that hidden surprise with every bite, so I put mine in with the mixture.

Once it was all mixed together nicely, I then used a table spoon to scoop out the mixture onto my baking trays and flatten them slightly to give them that cookie shape. Then, in the oven they went for around 20 minutes, filling my flat with the heavenly scent of ginger!

Prices

There are a couple of different options here…

  • The Baker Box is £9.99 pm, with Free Shipping.
  • There is also a Vegan box and a Gluten free box, priced at £14.99, again with free shipping.

But wait- we have a discount code! BOXESSION10 gets you 10% off!

So the price you would pay for your first box is only £8, or £12 for the Vegan or Gluten Free boxes- absolute steal!

My Verdict

I loved getting back into the kitchen and making these tasty cookies!  I am so used to getting beauty boxes, that it was nice to get something different! It definitely brought out the child in me, and of course, it’s always nice to get to eat what you make at the end! Would I subscribe? Absolutely! It is great for both amateur and future Bake Off contestants alike, and is also great to do with the kids on a rainy day! The instructions are so easy to follow too, so even if you are not an avid baker, you can definitely channel your inner Mary Berry with this box (can you tell I am obsessed with Bake Off?). I also love their Instagram- the pictures are mouthwatering and really inspire me to try new recipes!

Another thing I love about this box is that you can easily recreate the recipes again and again, as all the ingredients are easy to source, so you don’t need to scour shops looking for obscure items that aren’t readily available. I also have some of the oats and sugar left over, as the recipe didn’t require me to use the full amount they sent, so I will definitely try the recipe again, maybe with a different flavour combination next time to change things up a bit!

Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures of the finished product, as they all broke as I was taking them off the baking tray, due to how soft and gooey they were! However, I can assure you that they were absolutely delicious (and I also got my family’s seal of approval too!).

If you want to make yourself some tasty treats and try out some new recipes, here are all the links you need:

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Thank you for reading!

Gemma xx

 

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