Wednesday 26 March 2014

Baking Day

In an effort to conseve electric, if I plan on using the oven for dinner I try to utilse it for baking as well,
today I did Orange Biscuits, Crunchy Jumbles and a Multi Grain Loaf.
Like many households biscuits dont last long, so once cooled I put half the batch into the biscuit box and the remainder go into zip lock bags and hidden away this way I can do a 2 week batch of biscuits in one go.

Crunchy Jumbles
4oz butter or margarine at room temp
8oz caster sugar
1 egg
1tsp vanilla essence
5oz plain flour
1/2tsp bicarbonated soda
pinch of salt
2oz crisped rice cereal
6oz chocolate chips
cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, beat in egg and vanilla, sift over the flour bicarbonate of soda and salt, fold in carefully, add the cereal and chocolate chips, stir thouroughly , drop spoonfulls of the mixture 1-2inch apart on baking sheets, bake until golden at 350F/ 180C/ Gas 4 for about 10-12 mins, Transfer to a rack to cool. makes about 36.

Orange Biscuits
4oz butter or margarine at room temp
7oz sugar
2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
grated rind of 1 large orange
7oz plain flour
1 tbl cornflour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
cream the butter and suger until light and fluffy, add the yolks orange juice and rind and continue beating to blend set aside, In another bowl sift together the flour cornflur salt and baking powder, add to the butter mixture and stir until it forms a dough, wrap the dough in greaseproof paper and pop it in the fridge for a couple of hours, roll out spoonfulls of the dough into balls and place 1-2 in apart on baking sheets, press down with a fork, Bake until golden brown 8-10 mins at 375F/ 190C/ gas 5, transfer to a cooking rack. makes about 30.

1 comment:

  1. Oh gosh, your lovely photos are making me hungry! I love your approach and try to utilize my oven the same way. I'm thinking I need to do this even more, however, and start having a baking day once a week. Makes sense, doesn't it?


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