Friday, October 15, 2010
The Cookie Experiments
It's getting to that time of year again...the jewel like pomegranates are coming into season...which we love! We mostly just eat them straight up, but now and then I put some in a salad ..and of course a fresh pomegranate juice is so yummy (and so much better than the juice you buy at the supermarket!) What do you make with pomegranates?
We are lucky that Yashar is a pomegranate fiend! And he likes to get quite dramatic about it - closing his eyes and sometimes even throwing his head back in delight - hehehe!
It has also been the weather for baking. Is there a better combination than this??
I don't think so! We have been experimenting a little with cookie recipes (ok a lot - you should see the amount of cookies we've been eating!) Do you have a favourite cookie recipe? We would love to try it - I hope you'll share.
This is the most recent recipe we have come up with - which I really like - for a lot of reasons - one being that we don't get the electric mixer out - Yashar just keeps mixing with a big wooden spoon the whole time. They are also very quick to make and I love the little hint of honey through them.
75grams butter (softened)
3/4 of a cup of sugar
1 dessert spoon of honey
1 cup of wholemeal flour
2 cups of oats
a few dessert spoons of chocolate chips
Mash the butter with the sugar with a wooden spoon. Add the vanilla essence, the honey and egg and keep stirring. Add the flour and continue to mix, then add the oats and chocolate chips and mix. The mixture should be very thick and sticky. Yashar finds it very hard to resist eating the mixture at this stage :)
Put cherry tomato size balls of dough on a greased tray, squash them down a little and bake for about 10 minutes or until golden (oven at 180 degrees celsius). Leave to cool. Makes about 24 small cookies...which in our house lasts less than 24 hours!
Have a great weekend!