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Thursday, March 11, 2010
The camping bug has bitten again and we’re off to spend a few nights under canvas. Which means that this week’s EOWTTA is postponed. (I did start out trying to “eat the alphabet” every week, but life has a habit of happening around me, so do excuse the tardiness). While we’re Temporarily Taking off, we do hope To Turn up with a Timely and Thoughtful post soon.
In the meantime, here’s a selection of biscuits/cookies I made to take along on our camping trip. I think they’ll go nicely with the cups of tea I intend to have. Hope you have a great weekend too. Ta ta and Take care!
Home made Oreos via Smitten Kitchen. I used the recipe provided there, but made up my own filling to go inside the cookies. One batch was plain/vanilla and the other batch was filled with a raspberry filling. I’m glad I only just baked these today because if I’d done them any earlier in the week, I don’t think there would have been any left to take on our camping trip!
For the filling:
Beat together 100g room temperature unsalted butter and 180g pure icing sugar until creamy and light in colour.
I then divided this butter filling in half, and flavoured one portion with a dash of vanilla extract and the other batch with thickened raspberry puree. To make the reduced raspberry puree, I smooshed about half cup (60g) thawed raspberries trough a sieve. The resulting puree was then heated on low heat in short bursts in the microwave until the puree thickened. I started out with about ¼ cup puree and after heating, I ended up with just over 1 tablespoonful
Crisp Lemon Biscuits and Buttery Ginger Biscuits from Mix and Bake by Belinda Jeffery. I'm too lazy to type out the recipe for these but if you're really, really keen, email me and I'll try to help you out.