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Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Tried and tested recipies

So today just for a change i am baking cookies lol. Yesterday i tried baking some cookies using a recipe i found online which suggested you could use marg instead of butter, anyway i wasn't in the best frame of mind and although i did what i should have i was less than pleased with them. Actually later on they tasted fine. I must admit i do get a bit muddled when it comes to eggs and quantities. We buy large quantities now as i use them for baking as well as cooking and sandwiches but when it says large i do as a friend suggested and add another egg so whether that was a contributing factor to the less than satisfactory cookies i don't know. 

What i do know is i expect cookies to look a certain way and taste a certain way...
So i am doing a tried and tested experiment for me and anyone else that likes making them. I am so muddled with all the different recipes i have tried that i am going to log them and rate them starting with this one Chunky Chocolate Cookies found over on a fellow blogger blog Pumkins and Toadstools 

4oz (115g) unsalted butter
4oz (115g) light muscovado sugar
1 egg
1tsp (5ml) vanilla essence
5oz (150g) self-raising flour
3oz (75g) porridge oats
8oz (200g) roughly chopped chocolate.

Preheat the oven to gas mark 5 (190C/375F)
Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until smooth and fluffy. 
Add the egg and vanilla and mix in well.
Fold in the flour then add the oats and chocolate and stir until evenly mixed.
Spoon onto greased baking sheets and bake for 15-20 minutes or until beginning to turn pale golden in colour. 
Transfer to cool on a wire rack and enjoy.

Now the only thing i have done different is substituted 200g of chocolate  for 100g of currants and 100g dates purely because i used up all my choc chips yesterday and I'm up for anything in my cookies so as i had currants and dates left they went in.The first batch are in the oven now and when i have them out and cooled and tried them I'll be back to rate them.Thanks Michele for sharing your recipe and some hints and tips regarding your experiences making them. I think as a non baker you do wonder about using different sugars and ingredients and how much difference it'll make :)

First impressions

They look like cookies yay!
   They taste yummy
This recipe made more than 20 too which is always a bonus lol!
So i would give this recipe a thumbs up and 7/10 

1 comment:

michel said...

Yay! I'm glad you liked them :D I'll be posting my oat and raisin cookie recipe soon which is just as yummy. I've never thought of using dates before... will definitely have to experiment with them!