Yesterday I had E’s help playing along with me in the Short & Sweet baking challenge which you can join in with any time. Read more about shortandtweet here on Evidence Matters’s tumblr blog.
She is a good sport, not only did she do the washing up, but she made these fantastic peanut butter cookies ! She even watched benignly while I tweeted away as we baked. Continue reading →
I have been away, I hope you didn’t miss me too much, and as I am probably one of the more disorganized bloggers around I don’t have a secret supply of posts that I write in advance, no ‘here is one I prepared earlier’ in this house.
But last night I returned to find one, just one, of these over-the-top cookies left in the tin that I left for My True Love to console himself with while I was away. So I thought you might like to hear about them.
I made these Mint Chocolate Biscuits last week from a Simon Rimmer recipe on the BBC Food Site that EM told me about as I was thrashing around trying to figure out how to tackle this one – for which my profuse thanks as always!
My brief was to produce a chocolate biscuit with a layer of squidgy minty stuff in it, covered, ideally completely in DARK chocolate. MTL was not amused as he reported that the only ones he could find in the shops were milk chocolate and that would not do. He referred to a biscuit called a Yo-Yo in a green packet and said they were no more and he was sad and lonely without them. Continue reading →
Now is the season of my discontent
Made happy eating by this plate of flapjacks
- 250 g Porridge oats
- 175 g soft butter
- 85 g of chopped glacé cherries
- 60 g of slightly crushed flaked almonds
- 50 g of salted caramel sauce or 50 g golden syrup (Choclette is right and I had too much sweet stuff here – been back and weighed properly when I made them again, and have dropped the syrup quantities)
- 125 g soft brown sugar
- two capfuls of Kirsch (why not? – actually don’t, because you can’t taste it…)
These have always been called flapjacks in England as far as I know, though I understand from my transatlantic readers that the word flapjack is used to describe a popular breakfast pancake in the US and Canada. Another one of those words that has two different uses. See the comments for the discussion on this. Continue reading →