Saturday, 16 February 2008

My non gardening goal for February

Yes I know, we are already half way through Feb and I have just discovered what I want to achieve more than anything; I want to knit something. I am the World's worst knitter but I have set myself a goal of knitting a bag.

There is a website here with the most amazing array of designs. I will post pictures of my 'progress' LOL!

If you hear screams from Wit's End, I've dropped a stitch!

A gorgeous cronie has just posted her recipe for Big batch bikkies

Big Batch Bikkies

750g butter
1.5 kg brown sugar
6 eggs
1.5-2 kg self-raising flour
3 tsp vanilla essence

Melt butter and let cool. Mix in the remaining ingredients, starting with 1.5kg of flour, and adding more if the dough is too wet. Unless you have a very large food processer, this is best done by hand. Make balls - 10-20 cent coin size - and place on baking tray, allowing room for spreading. Bake for 10-15 minutes at 180 degrees C on the top rack of your oven. You don't even need to preheat the oven to the full temp before putting the tray in.
The biscuits will be quite soft while hot, but harden quickly as they cool.
I suggest you keep a close eye on them at first, as they can burn very easily. The original recipe called for 15 mins at 225 degrees C, and I had to throw my first batch out, so you may need to adjust the time for your oven. You can freeze the uncooked dough in rolls wrapped in waxed paper and overwrapped with plastic film or in a long container. Then when the need for fresh biscuits hits you, just take out a roll, cut it into disks half to 1cm thick, and bake as normal. Almost quick enough to get them into the oven as unexpected guests walk to the door!

From The Wild Backyard.

1 comment:

goingferal(ish) said...

One to put aside til I get the freezer!