Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Baking biscuits~ Peanut and chocolate chip

I made some biscuits aka cookies the other night. It turned into an episode of the Great British Bake Off with the sampling, the analysing, the dissecting both in terms of the actual product and the discussion, but it was good fun, albeing fattening fun. Fatteningly fine fun. Naturally, I indulged in too many, along with huge amounts of the uncooked mixture, oh the joy.
The only thing, of course, is that you can’t really go and re-do the biscuits if they're a disaster after you’ve spent all the time, all the mess-making (oh, the mess-making), and the money to buy all the ingredients. Especially at ten o'clock at night when you're taking them to work the next day for a Bake Sale.
However, praise be, they were fine. Absolutely fine.
The recipe, replicated below, is for them: Peanut cookies. The only thing I did differently was add chocolate chips to them, as one does when one can. Also, I had normal peanuts that I roasted in the oven for a bit and rubbed most of the skins off after, not blanched ones.
I do think the chocolate was a nice addition and they were quite yummy and peanutty. I made about 16 of them so they were a respectably good size.

125 g
1 cup
1 tsp
1¾ cups
1 tsp
1½ cups

.    Heat an oven to 160C.
     Place the butter and sugar in a mixer bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat again.
    Sift in the flour and baking powder and combine. Lastly, mix through the peanuts (and the chocolate chips, I used about a half cup of these divine morsels.)
  Place tablespoons of mixture on a greased baking tray. Press gently with a fork. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden and cooked through. Remove and cool on a rack.

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