Caught the baking bug this week! Whenever we have visitors a little bit of the baking excitement always spills over into the following week. We needed another batch of big cookies for school snacks, and I decided to try a new recipe. Original recipe here, my modifications below. I think I like these even better than the previous recipe. They’re a nicer texture & baked beautifully.
Another big cookie recipe
250g self raising flour
170g butter, melted
150g dark brown sugar
100g granulated sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
about 150g plain choc, chopped into chip size
Preheat oven to 170 C, and line cookie sheets with baking parchment. I do two trays, but only bake one tray at a time.
Using a hand mixer, cream together butter & sugars until well blended. Mix in vanilla, egg & egg yolk until creamy.
Using a wooden spoon, stir in the flour & choc chips until blended.
I used an ice cream scoop to drop the dough onto the cookie sheets. I did 4 per sheet.
Bake for about 9 minutes. They’ll look a bit puffy & undercooked at that stage, but leave them on the tray for a few minutes & they’ll flatten out and cook a bit more. Transfer to a cooling rack & enjoy!
7 overripe bananas to use up today. They came with our online shop last week & were bright green. Unfortunately they went from green to black… so a bit of googling this morning to find some new recipes.
First up, some banana bread. Recipe found on a blog here. There are a huge number of recipes here which look really delicious, so I will be revisiting!
Coconut Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
1 3/4 cups self raising flour
1/2 cup butter, softened (I used about 100g)
1 cup brown sugar
3 bananas, mashed
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup coconut milk
100g plain chocolate, cut into chunks
large handful of dessicated coconut
large handful of porridge oats
Preheat oven to 180 C. Line 2 loaf tins (I used fitted liners).
Using a handheld mixer, cream together the butter, sugar & bananas. Mix in the eggs & vanilla.
Alternate in the flour & coconut milk, mixing between each addition.
Add in the choc chunks, porridge oats & dessicated coconut & stir with a wooden spoon until combined.
I divided the batter into 2 tins. Bake for approximately 35 minutes.
Off to look at a few more recipes… but perhaps a post for tomorrow!