Friday, March 6, 2009

Cookies and Ice cream

Evening All. I hope you're enjoying your Friday night. I was enjoying mine but now I am sad because dessert is over :o( it was soooo delicious and I could've eaten lots more. Unfortunately I made the mistake of inviting hungry Basil round for tea *mental note* sometimes friends are not welcome.

Displayed above is the excellent combination of homebaked choc chip cookies with Waitrose white chocolate ice cream. The cookies are made to Edith's recipe (Edith lives up the road from me, she is Dutch and does very good baking). So to make Edith's cookies.....oh apologies for ye olde measurements, she wrote the recipe down like this and I've never bothered to convert:

4oz butter
4oz caster sugar
5oz plain flour
1/2tsp baking powder - thoroughly mix with the flour
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 oz porridge oats
6oz chocolate, smashed into pieces, use your preferred ratio of dark:milk

i like to make these completely by hand. Squish together the butter and sugar, then add your flour + baking powder mix. Squish again. Add the egg + vanilla extract. Squish. The mixture will be very sticky. Finally add the oats and choc chips, give it a final squish.

Roll into walnut size balls and put onto a lightly floured baking sheet. Into a 180 degree fan oven for 12 minutes. These are very good on their own, but even better with the icecream. Yum.