Monday, July 27, 2009

No recipe today

No recipe. No baking. But I wanted to post my usual links. No idea when I'll get back to the baking but the sooner the better!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Cookie Slice (aka Pioneer Woman's 'Spreads' Cookies)

Yep late again. Maybe I should just make Wednesday posts permanent!  A really quick recipe this week. I found this on Pioneer Woman and really wasn't sure what they would turn out like. They are a great snack to keep on hand, just like a regular cookie but much quicker to make because you don't have to worry about scooping individual cookies, just spread the dough to make a giant cookie and slice it up after spreading it with chocolate.  

A quick list of recipes to check out. Sorry no descriptions this week but they all look great!
Cookie Slice (Pioneer Women's 'Spreads' Cookies)
Recipe from Pioneer Women

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup margarine (I used butter)
1 egg
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 to 8 ounces chocolate chipis (I used choc melts)

1. Preheat oven to 180C. 
2. Mix together brown sugar and margarine. Add egg and mix together. Add flour, salt and vanilla and mix together well.
3. Spread dough onto cookie sheet to a thickness of 1/4 to 1/2-inch. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until slightly brown.
4. Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over the top. Return to over for 1 minute. Remove and spread melted chips over the top.  (I had a little trouble with this so just melted chocolate and poured and spread it over the cookies) Cut into squares.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Chewy Chocolate Slice

Yes I know, its Wednesday not Sunday but I've been busy. Well that's not entirely true, I've been busy and lazy. Sure I've had stuff to do, but mostly that stuff has been going out for lunch and dinner, watching movies and just basically wandering around town. I have done some baking during the week including this chocolate slice. I made it to take to Cafe Church on Sunday night but well never got back home before church to pick it up, so I've been eating it myself. Tastes great warmed up and served with ice cream, just don't put it in the microwave too long or it will burn and catch fire! Charcoal does not make for a nice dessert.  This slice is kind of like a brownie, but with coconut to give it some chewiness. Really easy to make and really easy to eat!

Some more great recipes this week. I don't think in a lifetime I'll ever get to make all the great recipes I bookmark! 

Chewy Chocolate Slice
Recipe from AWW Bake

125g butter, melted
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup plain flour
1/4 cup self-raising flour
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 cup dessicated coconut
1 tablespoon shredded coconut

Chocolate Icing
1 cup icing sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 teaspoons butter
1 tablespoon hot water

1. Preheat oven to 180C. Grease 19cm x 29cm slice pan; line with baking paper; extending paper 2cm over long sides.
2. Combine butter, sugar, egg and extract in medium bowl. Stir in sifted flours and cocoa then dessicated coconut. Spread mixture over base of pan.
3. Bake about 25 minutes or until firm.
4. Meanwhile, make chocolate icing.
5. Spread hot slice with icing; sprinkle with shredded coconut, cool. Cut into 15 squares, cut squares into triangles.

Chocolate icing: Sift icing sugar and cocoa into small bowl; add butter and the water, stir until smooth.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies have never been my strong point. I mean these come out ok but I'm never quite happy with them. I think its because I like my cookies small and crunchy. I thought this recipe would be just what I was after, but not quite. Close though. I guess I'll just keep looking for the perfect recipe. This recipe is still worth trying if you are looking for a good soft cookie recipe with loads of choc chips.

Get the Chocolate Chip Overload Cookies recipe from Noble Pig

And some other great recipes to try out: