If I Knew You Were Coming august 2015 review


1I was so excited when I received my If I Knew You Were Coming subscription. I love to cook and bake and try something new, so to me this was heaven!

I was sent the Coconut and White Chocolate Cookies, which were described as being delicious and summery, and I must agree, they were scrumptiously light and gooey.

In the letter I was sent with the subscription, it entails all the ingredients as well alerting you to any allergens, such as milk and wheat.


  • Chocolate Chips (white)
  • Sugar Mix
  • Flour Mix
  • Vanilla Extract

I’ll be honest, I did smell everything before I poured it into my bowl, and oh my gosh, the flour mix was amazing! 3I didn’t realise until I opened it that the coconut scrapings were in there, and it literally smelt like summertime and holidays (it does say on the outside what’s inside…). And of course the sugar mix smelt incredible thanks to the muscovado sugar.

The instructions were very straight forward and give me a step-by-step of what to do, such as preheat the oven, line my baking tray and begin creaming the sugar and butter together. The instructions are very easy to follow and are great for novices through to connoisseurs.

7The equipment needed section said I’d need a wooden spoon and hand mixer, I thought this was probably just to say you can use what you’d like (or just for moving the dough onto the tray), so I went with a wooden spoon for stirring as I prefer to stir by hand. I find it works a lot better when mixing cookie dough as you won’t over mix and you can easily tell when it’s ready, it’s also easier to stir the mixture into a ball of dough.

4So, once I had mixed all the ingredients together, I crafted the dough into small balls and placed them onto my 2 baking trays. The recipe states it makes 8 cookies but I managed to stretch it to 10 as I prefer smaller cookies. Once they were pretty much even, they went into the oven!

I will say that the instructions do not tell you what temperature to heat the oven to if it’s an electric fan oven (160°C for recipes requiring gas mark 4/180°C), so just remember to double check online or ask your mum what to set the oven to. ;)

5The instruction card states prep time is just 10 minutes and the cookies only take 10-12 minutes to bake, so it’s an ideal recipe when you’ve forgotten to make a desert. You’ll know when they’re ready as they’ll be pale golden, similar to a short bread biscuit.

If you’re a novice at baking cookies, you should always follow the instructions precisely, even if you think the cookies aren’t done yet, they probably are, as they will continue to bake when they’re taken out of the oven (I’ve learnt from experience).

So here’s what the finished product looked like, and I must say they were delicious! They weren’t sickly like most cookies and you could taste the vanilla, coconut and white chocolate in different flavour bursts.

6I honestly feel, as a baker, that this subscription box was incredible. It’s simple to follow and you can make deliciously perfect baked goods every time! It’s a great way to spend time with your family as it’s straightforward enough for your children to make on their own (with some parental supervision of course).

Definitely one of my favourite subscriptions as I even decided to sign up for the 3 month summer selection box! :D

Baking gift box1_1An exciting new way to bake! Join If I Knew You Were Coming’s baking club and receive a recipe card and all of the dry ingredients you need to bake quick delicious recipes.

If you love baking, but hate wasted ingredients then this club is for you!

These baking kits make perfect gifts for birthdays, Christmas or even as a treat for yourself.

£19.99 for a 3 month subscription.

Choose from:

Champion Cookies – 3 months baking gift kit

Marvellous Muffins – 3 months baking gift kit

Summer Selection – 3 months baking gift kit

If you’d like to try just one recipe, it’s £6.99 per baking kit.

None at the moment.

How would you rate If I Knew You Were Coming ?

Rating: 3.4/5. From 10 votes.
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