Friday, 18 January 2013

Chocolate Cookie Recipe

We made cookies today and I made some chocolate cookies. Here is the recipe with some pictures of the ones I made. ( The recipe is in Ballymaloe cookbook.) (( I have halved this recipe so I had the right amount of cookies.))

Here is is:

Makes about 36-40 depending on size.

225g (8oz) butter

200g (7oz) brown sugar

175g (6oz) caster sugar

2 eggs, beaten

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract ( I do not use this)

350g (12oz) plain white flour

1 level teaspoon baking powder

1 level teaspoon bicarbonate soda
 (bread soda)

pinch of salt

150g (5oz) chocolate chips

110g (4oz) chopped nuts

Preheat the oven to 180 C/350 F/gas 4.

Cream butter, add sugars, and beat until light and fluffy. Add the egg bit at a time and then the vanilla extract. mix the dry ingredients and fold them in. Lastly add the chocolate chips and chopped nuts.

Divide the mixture into 7g (1/4oz) pieces for teeny weeny cookies or 25g (1oz) for medium cookies or 50g (2oz) for American style cookies on a baking sheet. Remember to allow lots of room for spreading. Bake for about 8-10 minuets depending on size.

Cool for a few minuets on the tray and then transfer to a wire rack. Store in an air tight container.

This recipe is NOT the halved one!

Just out the oven...

The mix when it is ready to be shaped.

Nice after lunch snack!

On the wire rack...

Thursday, 17 January 2013

And again a REALLY long time ago!

Well today I am going to sing some carols at the local church.

Along time ago...

Today Lottie and I went out and looked at the chickens. Our Chickens are called:

We chased Champagne around and it was quite funny to watch.  They are really good at going round and round in circles.We also counted how many mole traps there are. There are 7. They love food and Lottie always gives them lots.

Merry Late Christmas!

 Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to yo all!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you had a good Christmas. ( That is if you celebrate it! ) And I know this is late but I did not find it until now! I got tons of presents!

Snow!! And Homework!!!

Well because there is supposed to be 10 - 15 cm of snow here we might not be going to school... Which is nice but also not nice. But I will have more time for homework!! For homework we have to do:
  1. In the News - weather conditions
  2. Neweddion Nadolig (Christmas news in Welsh :(:(:( )
  3. Evacuation and rationing
School is fun and I have to do a WWII project that is due on March the 19th!!! I LOVE projects!