Monday, June 27, 2011

worlds most delectable biscuits...

Remember my '29 before 30 post'?

I wrote a list of things I want to do before I'm 30, and one of them I have completed recently.  (And no, it isn't the pregnancy one...  hehe...  much more boring!).

# 16 : Bake good biscuits.

Disclaimer: I am an awful baker.  I can do desserts, dinners, even delicious breakfasts, but I can not bake.  My Guy even told me perhaps I should stop trying.  It really is that bad.

Introducing: edible (and even yummy!) biscuits!

I made one lot of the recipe, and sent a third to work with My Guy - he even agreed to take them - which means they must have been good!  I gave another batch to the neighbours (who agreed on their deliciousness), and the last third I left in the freezer for eating bits off when you feel like something sweet but don't have sweets in the house when unexpected visitors arrive.

A friend told me that the best chocolate chip cookie recipe is on the back of a packet of chocolate chips - expensive ones I wouldn't normally buy.  So I brought some, used up the choc chips and left the packet on the bench until I had time to write it out for my recipe book.  My uber tidy Guy tidied it up for me (into the bin) so this morning I have gone out especially to get more chocolate chips for a brownie I'm making, and to get the recipe for you!  Its super easy - and believe me, if I can do it, anyone can!

Choc Chip Cookies
makes 30

225gm butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
2 cup plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup choc chips

Preheat oven to 190degC.  Cream butter and sugar in a medium bowl.  Beat in sweetened condensed milk.  Cream until the mixture is light and fluffy (apparently this is the most important part).  Sift flour and baking powder.  Stir into butter mixture with chocolate chips.  Roll tablespoonfuls of mixture into balls.  Press biscuits down to flatten.  Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

(I only cooked mine for 12 - remember they keep cooking after you pull them out, so if you pull them out when they are just underdone, they'll be perfect in the end).

* Originally from, and unfortunately in the great blog failure of 2012, the pictures got lost...