Another B week project – biscuit baking! Cooking is not exactly my forte (those who know me can attest to that), and the last time I baked was in school during home economics class almost 20 years ago. So this is a BIG project, haha. My first butter biscuits!
I googled for the recipe – “butter biscuit recipe” and came up with this recipe for the world’s best butter cookies. Ingredients were simple, and there were only 9 steps involved. Ok I could do this!
Baking with C
First things first, I got C to weigh all the ingredients – sugar, flour and butter. I didn’t have all-purpose flour, so I used self-raising flour instead.
The recipe called for an egg yolk. C had learnt to crack an egg during her holiday baking class for kids, and insisted on doing it. I must say that she did a pretty good job here, sans the little bits of egg shell in the bowl. Thank goodness my mum had a yolk separator in her stash of cooking equipment- I would definitely have problems doing it the traditional way.
Then to mix everything in….
I didn’t manage to take pictures during the kneading process. My hands were too oily from the butter to hold the camera. It was a little messy, with flour almost everywhere, but finally we managed to get it in a roll. Instructions said to put it in the fridge or freeze it, so I chose to put it in the freezer. It came out hard as a rock! After a few minutes of thawing, it could be cut. C did the honours (with my help of course)
Ready for baking!
Here is the first batch of biscuits. I had only a tiny toaster oven, so I had to bake in several batches. Mistake here – the tiny biscuits here got burnt!
I’m not sure if it was due to the self-raising flour I used, but the biscuits grew. Or maybe they were supposed to do that, I’m not sure. But we had stuck together biscuits. G made a grab for the biscuits before I could take a proper picture, so there’s one with a tiny bite mark.
The second batch turned out nicer. Not picture perfect, but not burnt 🙂 Both kids had homemade biscuits for tea. Yummy!
Besides C learning about metric units, measurement and estimation skills, mummy learnt that she could bake if she tried! Practice makes perfect, maybe next week we could try C for Chocolate cake! 🙂 Wish me luck!
Do you have simple recipes to share?