glorious weather to weather that you can hardly stand up in because the wind
has boon blowing so hard, these two extremes are a complete sample of winter
life. This last week I have found that I have only been outside to do the bare
necessities and that I have opted for the kitchen.
a recipe for some of the remaining apples, yes I still have some under the
apple trees that I can cook with.
biscuits are delicious at tea time with a nice cup of tea or you can use them
to jazz up a bowl of ice cream.
175g butter – soft is better
75g caster sugar
75g light brown sugar
egg – large
tsp vanilla essence
225g plain flour
tsp bicarbonate of Soda
tsp ground cinnamon
time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes Makes 20 biscuits
the oven on to 150°C, 300°F, Gas mark 2 (low - medium sort of heat).
a baking sheet or two with butter.
the butter and all the sugar into an electric mixer or bowl if doing it by hand
and beat until soft and creamy.
add the egg and vanilla essence.
this is mixed in add the flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon.
the apples, and then grate them with a cheese grater.
your hands squeeze the juice out of the grated apples. When you have done this
add the apple and the oats to the mixture.
it all in then, roll the slightly sloppy dough into large balls, flatten them
and place them quite far apart onto the baking sheets. 6-8 per sheet.
in the oven for between 15-20 minutes, until the biscuits are a golden colour.
Leave them on the trays for about 5 minutes and then put them on a wire rack to