4 April 2012

Ginger Biscuits

210g Plain Flour
3tsp Baking Powder
75g Butter
40g Dark muscovado sugar
40g Light brown sugar
1 egg yolk
2 heaped tsp of ginger
2-4tbsp of water (for consistency)

Preheat the oven to 190C.Cream together the butter and sugar, then mix in the egg yolk.

In another bowl, mix all the dry ingredients. Slowly add some of the dry mix to the butter, sugar and egg mixture.  It takes some time, but will start to form a dough.  When you have nearly added all the dry ingredients, add some water if it is needed.  Don't add too much or it becomes sticky and difficult to work with.

Lightly flour your work surface and kneed the dough gently.Roll the dough to about 1cm thick and cut into biscuits. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and place biscuits on top.

Cook for 15-20mins, at 190C.

I like to ice these with thick vanilla icing and some dark chocolate.  
Nothing fancy, but completely delicious.

3 April 2012

Me and my mess

My kitchen is only small, but it is well used.  I enjoy cooking all kinds of food, and love trying out new recipes. However, I always seem to end up making cakes.  There is something about homemade cake which just cannot be replicated in shop bought versions, and there is nothing more relaxing than turning up the radio, singing your heart out and making a good cake.

I have always enjoyed baking, it provides an escape and allows me to be creative.  Recently, I've been trying out a lot of new recipes and I am trying out lots of new techniques.  I have created this blog so that I may share these with you.  I hope you enjoy them too.