I haven’t been on here for a while. I know.
Well, correction. I’ve been checking the blogs I follow, but I haven’t written anything in a while. This surprised me. The last time I posted I had just left my job, and had time off before starting my new job. I figured this would be a good time to catch up on writing up about the stuff I have been eating / making.
But I have been crazy busy. I have been baking, Husband has been cooking, I’ve taken photos, but I just haven’t had the time to put stuff up! I have been visiting family, had family visit me, been going to the gym, practicing for roller derby (more about that another time) and working on my college course to let me be a Nursery Nurse in a school.
So I apologise. And after next week, when my exam is over, and my last piece of course work is handed in, normal service will be resumed.
But today, I’m making the effort. Because today I visited the ladies at my ex work (bringing a treat of course), and it was lovely to see everyone. And the children. I had really missed them all. And I realised I missed writing on here. So, here we go.
Today I baked these
because the ladies at work tend to prefer cookies, and I know they all like chocolate.
I followed the recipe exactly, including the ground ginger, despite the original author’s thoughts on it, because I didn’t want the taste to be too strong.
I ground up the porridge oats.
And as usual, added the oil to the milk first, to give them time to mix.
I mixed all the dry ingredients together.
Then poured the oil/milk mix into it and mixed it to make a dough. The dough was perfect, not too dry, not too wet.
I rolled it out and cut out shapes. I decided on butterflies, which were similar to the bats. I rolled the first batch quite thin, then realised that I would not have room on the baking trays for them all unless I started making them thicker, which I did when I rerolled the dough.
Unfortunately, I think I made the first batch too thin, because I burned them. So make these thicker, or bake them for less time. Just a warning.
I made the icing as instructed, and spread it quite thickly on the biscuits, successfully dropping the butterknife on my foot when I was done and cutting my foot! Really didn’t think it was sharp enough to do that!
I thought maybe the ladies wouldn’t like the icing, as the chocolate was pretty dark.
However, the general consensus was that they were not too keen on the actual biscuit, but liked the chocolate on top. So, partly successful. Maybe it’s because the biscuits look incredibly chocolatey, but don’t taste of it, as the original author says, they are not very chocolatey or sweet.
Next time I have promised to bring in the cranberry orange cookies I made before.
And I’ll write about it. Promise.