Saturday, 12 May 2018

One of those Days

The weather has taken on a Wintery feel. It is just one of those days when the best thing to do is stay inside as much as possible.

Definitely no gardening today. The Autumn / Winter tidy up and garden make over will have to wait.

Cold wet days call for

Baking. Buns and biscuits, warming up the kitchen as well as providing a delicious treat.

These are a family favourite. I like them with cornflakes which makes them deliciously crunchy.

Ray likes them without.

Date & Choc Chip Cookies (Crunchy)
Can be made in food processor

185 g butter (soft)
2/3 cup caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla essence
2 eggs
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of bicarbonate of soda

1 3/4 cups SR flour
185 g chopped dates (1 cup )
100 g choc chips (1/2 cup)

1/2 packet Cornflakes


Cream (beat) butter, sugar, and vanilla essence until light and fluffy.  This can be done in a food processor.

Beat in egg and bicarbonate of soda

Stir in flour and mix until well combined.  If using the food processor use the pulse action.

Add chopped dates and choc chips, mix thoroughly. The mixture will be soft and a little sticky.

Version 1 Not Crunchy / No Cornflakes

Drop heaped teaspoons of mixture onto a tray lined with baking paper. Refrigerate until firm.

Roll balls until smooth, place onto lined trays. Allow room for biscuits to spread.

Bake at 170 deg until light golden brown. Approximately 15 minutes.

Version 2 Crunchy / Cornflake Coating

Put1 cup of cornflakes onto a plate, slightly crushing as you go. You will need to add more.

Place heaped teaspoons of the dough in the cornflakes and roll the mixture into balls. Place onto lightly greased/ lined trays allow room to spread.

Bake at 170 deg C until light golden brown. Approximately 15 minutes.

Making soup, good old fashioned vegetable soup. Nothing fancy, just lots of grated vegetables, soup mix and vegetable stock.

And a day for darning in the ends on this cot quilt.

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