Not Christmas baking yet, I will need to get to that soon!
This is a batch of biscuits from the wonderful first Ottolenghi cookbook, published in 2008, called simply "The Cookbook".
I made these biscuits a couple of weeks ago, and although they tasted great, they never "dried" out; the problem being that I used soft brown sugar only
(as that was all I had at home at that moment) instead of mixture of the same and caster sugar.
It was the caster sugar (or lack of it) which made all the difference. Which just shows...
And because they tasted so great, I had to make them again, this time with the proper mixture of sugars, just to prove myself that it was the caster sugar and not my baking!
All this is going on in my new kitchen, which DH finished installing early in the autumn,
and hopefully the last large project inside the house (for now anyway).
This week was another very slow stitching week.
I blame the wonderful Scandinavian TV programs like "Bridge III", for not being able to stitch and watch TV at the same time ( I haven't yet mastered the art of reading subtitles and sewing at the same time!), and Christmas online shopping, and ...............
That's my excuse, what is yours?