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May 16, 2012#

Home-made Oreos

It can be a bit difficult making birthday cakes for non-cake loving people, but birthdays just aren’t the same without blowing out candles.  As this year’s alternative I decided to make a biscuit mountain using a homemade version of the birthday boy’s favourites.

I used a recipe found here  although I adapted it to UK style measurements and missed out some of the sugar.

Biscuits:

140g plain flour

120g butter (softened)

60g unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 salt

200g sugar

1 large egg

Mix the flour, cocoa, bicarb, baking powder, salt and sugar in bowl.  Beat in the egg and butter.  Mix thoroughly together ( I just used a wooden spoon).  Line a baking sheet with baking paper and place rounded teaspoons of mixture about 2 inches apart from each other.  You’ll need to flatten and shape them with your fingers, and if you don’t want them to look so rustic, tidy them up with a cutter.  Bake them at 190C for 9  minutes and cool on a wire rack.

Filling:

110g icing sugar

60g butter

1 tsp vanilla powder (or other kind of vanilla flavouring)

Gradually beat the sugar and vanilla into the butter until light and fluffy.

Using a butter knife, spread some filling on the underside of a biscuit and place another one on top!

For more thorough (less lazy) instructions have a look at the cupcake project blog where you can also find other links to the recipe among other tasty things.

Homemade biscuits always taste better, although I have to admit it would have been a lot quicker to go and buy some from the shop!

Let me know if you make some!

 

April 4, 2012#

Happy Easter!

 

 

I’m planning to try not to eat too much chocolate this weekend and hoping that making some hot cross buns will distract me!

I’ve made a recipe card especially, which also doubles up as a great Easter card to help spread some Easter food love around.

Let me know if you’d like to print out this recipe card so you can make some yourself.  Better still, give one to family and friends for Easter so they can make them for you!

Just send me a message to jodi@jodicherry.com and I’ll send you a print ready pdf.

Happy Easter.