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Chocolate Chip Cookies

My maternity leave is looming, so I thought a nice batch of homemade cookies for my colleagues would be a nice gesture before I departed. Don't worry I'll be back in 9 months!!

Ingredients
100g dark chocolate
125g unsalted butter
100g golden caster sugar
75g soft brown sugar/ light muscavado sugar
1 free-range egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
150g plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt

Method:
Step 1. Heat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5. Line two baking sheets with baking parchment. Chop the chocolate into little chunks and set aside.
Step 2. Heat the butter in a small saucepan very gently until it has just melted. Meanwhile, put the two types of sugar into a mixing bowl. Pour the melted butter on top of the sugars and beat well with a wooden spoon.
Step 3. Add the egg and the vanilla and beat until well blended.
Step 4. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into the mixing bowl and stir them in, then add the chopped chocolate.
Step 5. Dot heaped pudding spoonfuls of the mixtur…

Abel and Cole's Cauliflower and Three Cheese Comfort Supper

Abel and Cole very kindly sent me a copy of their new cookbook recently (see above) which certainly helped me get over the disappointment of finding out they don't yet deliver in my area- one of the downsides of living in Cornwall I suppose. So thank-you Abel and Cole, it was a welcome surprise during a very stressful time.

The extension and ensuing chaos (dust, bits of insulation all over floor, no working boiler, a possible damp problem in our garage....) is really starting to get to me. Not to mention the weather! It seemed the rest of the UK had a lovely weekend, when we were in the midst of drizzly murky darkness. I couldn't believe the gorgeous weather at the Oval watching the last Ashes match. We're not that far from London down here but it was poles apart. Anyway, comfort was needed and came in the form of this delicious supper from the Abel and Cole recipe book combining two of my favourites, macaroni cheese and cauliflower cheese. I also love the fact that the…

Golden Syrup and Oat Cookies

My Mum used to make these moreish buttery cookies all the time and they bring back great childhood memories of licking the syrup spoon clean. They take less than 10 minutes to make and 10 minutes in the oven so they are super speedy for busy days...and most importantly the kids love them.


GOLDEN SYRUP AND OAT COOKIES



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Golden Syrup and Oat Cookies by Beth Sachs August-17-2009 A super easy golden syrup and oat cookie recipe. Ingredients 100g Butter100g Caster Sugar2 TBSP Golden Syrup100g Self Raising Flour100g Oats1/2 TSP Bicarbonate of Soda Instructions Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180°c/160°c Fan and line two baking sheets with baking paper.Step 2: In a large pan melt the butter, syrup and sugar then stir in the flour, oats and bicarbonate of soda.Step 3: Roll into large walnut size balls and place well apart on the baking trays. Bake for 10 minutes.
Details Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 10 MinutesTotal time: 20 Minutes
Yield:Makes 15 cookies

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Creamy Beef Stroganoff with Linguini

I used two Pave Rump Steaks for this recipe and I can honestly say they were one of the nicest cuts of beef I have EVER had. Hubby thought it was sacrilege to use them in a stroganoff - but I didn't listen to him. Recipe after my rant...

I feel I need to apologise for my lack of posts and comments on other blogs recently. I don't really have any good excuses, but I just feel I am drowning in 'stuff' to do at the moment. Tying up loose ends at work before I go on Maternity Leave, trying to finish my 5000 word essay that will hopefully get me chartered membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute, contending with an extension - so lots of dust, and general messiness, looking after a boisterous two year old who has decided it's good to wake up at least three times a night - and she was such a good baby too!, being kept awake by the little man who kicks me in my ribs all bl*%*y night (no not hubby, the baby) ...I could go on and on, but I'll leave it there. I …

Horiatiki Salad

A sunny weekend (and we've been waiting a while) calls for salad! This take on the classic greek variety is definately worth trying. Lets just hope the weather lasts!

Ingredients:
150g Greek Feta, crumbled
1 cucumber, chopped
Handful of Kalamata Olives
1 red onion, sliced
Hanfdul Cherry Tomatoes, quartered
1 TSP Dried Oregano
3 TBSP EVOO
3 TBSP Red Wine Vinegar

Method:
Step 1: Combine all ingredients and pour over dressing just before serving.