Now this story started after our birthday cum Father’s Day family get together this last weekend. I was thinking back to our lovely time spent together. Then I thought “O bother” now why didn’t I take a photo of the lovingly laid out table. So a hasty email was sent
“Hi Paula, any chance you’ve got one of your choc chip cookies left …I’d love photos of it sitting lone some on that gorgeous glass platter and dome. I wanted to add it to my blog with its recipe as well….:) ”
Here was the reply
Basic Biscuit Mixture:
1 cup sugar
500g marg (I used butter)
1 tin sweetened condensed milk
5 cups SR flour
Turn oven to 180 degrees Celsius and grease a large baking tray. Put your butter and sugar in a large bowl and cream (electric mixer) until pale. Add condensed milk and flour and mix together well using a spoon.
You can add any of your own ingredients at this point. I added peanut butter and choc chips. Stir until well combined.
Roll mixture into teaspoon sized balls and place on greased tray. Press lightly on the biscuits with a fork to flatten slightly. Bake in the oven for 10-15 mins until golden brown.
Others flavour options for the basic mix:
Milo and choc chips
A squeeze of OJ and some finely grated zest
Honey and rolled oats
Rocky road – peanuts, marshmallows and choc chips
Choc mint – cocoa and peppermint essence
Variations are as limitless as your imagination.
I usually split the basic mix into 4-5 bowls then add different flavours to each bowl.
The raw mix can be frozen in balls. Alternatively I roll the raw mix into a log and wrap well then freeze. Then I just take out what I need, let it thaw slightly and slice into rounds of desired thickness and bake.
I’m pretty sure the raw mix keeps for a few days chilled in the fridge also. Xx
This recipe was from a cook book we both have from Simple Savings. I had originally made these biscuit or cookies as the Americans call them and passed it onto my daughter and then forgot about them over time.
If you google Basic Biscuit Recipe you will also come up with lots of recipes. In my version I actually make my own sweetened condensed milk quickly which is very cheap and you have no worries about having forgotten to buy when you suddenly have the urge to bake! All you need is sugar, powdered milk, water and a dab of butter in a blender. Will post recipe another time if anyone is interested.
So now as we sit awhile in a comfy place let us take a moment to pause, to reflect and look back into that window of our life and be thankful. Thankful for much and for those many things we take for granted…..like the most vivid blue sky today here in Sydney over us this whole long day whenever we care to look up.
Photography by Alexa
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