Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Chewy Raisin and Oat Cookies


Try these easy to make cookies
they're full of wholesome ingredients (oats, raisins... or whatever you can find in your larder 😊)
and they're extremely moreish too - you have been warned!



Chewy Raisin and Oat Cookies

8 oz unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 cups rolled oats
2 cups raisins


Preheat the oven to 170C

Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy
Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well before adding in vanilla

In another bowl, sift together flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt
Add the oats and raisins, making sure raisins are evenly coated with flour

Add the dry ingredients to the cream mixture and stir until well mixed

Arrange equal amounts of cookie dough on baking tray
Bake for about 12 - 15 minutes, or until light golden brown and firm






Thursday, 4 January 2018

Princess Cake




This is a long overdue post...

It was my husband's landmark birthday in December and I promised 
to bake him his favourite dessert, the Swedish PrinsesstÃ¥rta
It was my first attempt, and I must say
I'm quite proud of the outcome.

The cake is essentially made up of layers
of sponge cake, creme patissiere, raspberry jam and whipped cream.
It is traditionally shaped like a dome and covered with marzipan.




The result was quite satisfying
I have always love marzipan and to my delight, 
my homemade marzipan was much more superior tasting than the shop bought ones.

And most importantly, it got two thumbs-up from the birthday boy....




Monday, 1 January 2018

Hello TwentyEighteen!


Best wishes for the New Year!
May your new adventures lead you to success
 OakenShield 2018