Friday, 20 February 2015

I Heart You

I've still not been able to get stuck into my crafts this week - mainly because I am not home alone!  My intention also, was to make some vanilla biscuits on Valentine's Day but because I didn't get around to it I made some today instead.  I've never made them before but used the recipe from an excellent book I have had for some years - The Classic 1000 Cake and Bake Recipes. I found it for you again on this site here.  It really is a good book and the measurements are given in ounces, grams and cups too.  These particular biscuits are made with a butter cookie dough and they just melt in the mouth.  I think they would be good sandwiched together with jam or butter cream too but they won't last that long!

Well, the weekend is upon us again.  Time is moving so fast hence my desire to do something creative each day so as not to 'waste' any time.  It was good to get creative in the kitchen again even if the evidence of my creativity is fleeting!

Have a good weekend! x

Edited:  A request from Sharon and for the rest of my USA friends!

2/3 cup softened butter
1/2 cup superfine sugar
1 egg, beaten
2 cups self rising flour
A pinch of salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Pre-heat oven 180C/350F/gas mark 4

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Gradually beat in the egg and then mix in the other ingredients.  Bring together with a spoon and then knead until smooth to make a dough.  Wrap in plastic wrap and chill the dough for about 20 minutes. 

Roll out the dough thinly and cut into shapes with a cookie cutter.  Arrange on a greased cookie sheet and bake for about 12 minutes until a pale golden brown.  Leave to cool on the sheet for about 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to finish cooling. 

The recipe makes around 24 cookies so you may have to cook them in batches.

6 comments:

greenrabbitdesigns said...

That's the thing with kitchen creativity, it never lasts long but then wouldn't we all be offended if it did! :)
Happy weekend Simone,
V x

Rosie said...

They look delicious Simone, no wonder they are fast disappearing:)

Ethel Johnson said...

A happy heart for my tum
But I fear a bigger bum!
xx

Anne Butera said...

Creativity in the kitchen is one of my favorite kinds! Those heart biscuits look delicious. I've been making chocolate chip cookies lately with lots of nuts. Very satisfying.

Wishing you a creative and joy-filled weekend!

Lyn said...

I like making biscuits but mine are never uniform and some thick , some thin. some under-baked some over!
yours look perfect! xxx

Judy Hartman said...

Hello, Simone. So sorry I haven't been commenting lately, but I have kept up with your wonderful creative projects. I especially like your sticky labels - you have quite a flair for whimsical illustration! I'm anxious to see what you'll make next! xx