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12 September 2009

Biscuit disaster averted!

I almost had a biscuit disaster yesterday. Every season so far this year, I do the supper for the Monucs concert. Last season involved 2 days of making cakes, macaroons and choc chip bikkies. This season is just choc chip bikkies, some with nuts and some without.

The disaster began when I realised that I couldn't find my recipe. It's one I stole of a friend and tweaked slightly. Last season I ended up with flat, chewy biscuits of awesome addictiveness. When I couldn't find it, I started the search for another recipe. The only thing I had an issue remembering was how much flour was needed. So I turned to Baked. The differences between the Baked choc chip cookies and mine is in the flour and sugar content. They use 2 cups, I use 3.5 of flour, sugar they use 1 cup brown, 1/2 white, I use 2 cups dark brown.

Then resulting cookies were cakey. I really don't like cakey cookies. So I ended up on the internet trawling through facebook trying to find the recipe again and success!

For future reference
(double batch)

3.5 cups plain flour
1 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
vanilla
250g choc chips
2tsp baking powder

04 September 2009

more cook books

So I just did a very naughty thing. I spent money I don't have on more cookbooks event though I have a pile sitting at home that still needs to be worked through.

I will soon be the proud owner of a Field Guide to Cookies, a Field Guide to Candy and Pioneer Woman Cooks. Books by 2 of my favourite bloggers.

The ones still to work through are
Baked (which I found in Borders here in Australia for the first time but, I"m happier with my signed copy direct from the store itself!)
Saha
3x Donna Hay books

and many many more.

Oh well, I'll work my way through them all eventually