Red Nose Day:
Do Something Funny for Money!
Red Nose Bunnies (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe
Red Nose Day is nearly upon us – in about two weeks time, we will all be able to wear red noses to work, meet friends for lunch wearing them, as well as sleep in them if that’s what floats your boat! Red Nose day alternates each year with a sports (Sport Relief) or comedy (Comic Relief) related theme for raising money. Millions, and I mean millions, of pounds are raised each year through a variety of ways, some funny (as in this year) and some sporty, as in last year. It’s been 25 years since Red Nose Day first burst onto our screens and this year, once again, the nation is gearing up to put on their Noses, pull out all the stops, and get fundraising. Whether it’s at work, at school or at home, the money you raise is used to transform the lives of countless people, both here at home in the UK and across Africa…..and here is my humble offering, a Red Nose Bunnies (Biscuits/Cookies) recipe that can me made for a bake sale to sell, and raise money for this amazing cause.
You may have seen lots of cooking and recipes on the TV already – The Great British Menu’s brief has been for the competing chefs to create a four-course meal (suitable for a banquet) with a comedy element; so far I have seen balloons attached to plates, bath tubs filled with dessert, a meal served in a box lined with comics, a rabbit dish in a hat and a few more humorous serving ideas. My biscuits (cookies) are easy to make, fun to decorate and even better to eat! They may have a look of Rudolph about them, as one friend commented, but they are definitely Red Nose Bunnies with a very LARGE red nose that set’s them apart from the Easter Bunny! (Although, they can be made without the large red hooter for Easter if you like)
You may wonder why I am making my biscuits for Red Nose Day now, well I was asked if I would like to enter into a little baking fun by Sainsbury’s, and as I am a “good time gal” I accepted! The brief was to make and bake some red nose day cookies and decorate them…….I think I have fulfilled that brief and can I just say, I had a HUGE amount of fun in the kitchen! I used my own standard recipe suitable for iced biscuits, and added vanilla as the flavouring; but, grated orange or lemon zest would also be a great ingredients to add for a zingy citrus-flavoured biscuit. I could have made the Red Nose Day Cookies on the Sainsbury’s website, as they look fun, but I had it in mind that a nice spring bunny would be fun to make, with Easter being so close to Red Nose Day this year, so it’s Bunnies Away!
There’s also a The Great Comic Relief Bake Off too…..you may have seen that on the TV already, it really was a scream! The Great Comic Relief Bake Off may be over, but you can still get in on the Bake Off action with your own Red Nose Day bake sale. There’s a lovely little kit with top tips and tools that’ll help you use the power of cakes to make the world a better place. And for true Bake Off perfection, you can also get your own Great Comic Relief Bake Off apron and whip up some tasty treats with their fab recipe book.
I hope you enjoy my recipe, if you make it, the recipe is below and I although I have listed what I used to decorate my biscuits with, please do use your own ideas, as long as the bunnies have a red nose! Before I go, here are a few ideas how you can raise money this year: Throw a Red Nose Day party and charge entry on the door; Host an eighties quiz night and see who’s got the knowledge; Download our sweepstake poster now and charge people to take part; Get together with some baking buddies and bake for a bake sale or get sponsored to spend a day dressed as your favourite eighties star! That’s all for today, I will be back with a NEW and delicious 5:2 recipe idea tomorrow, so after all of this sugar and spice, do pop back later! Karen