The baking bonanza begins!

baking equipment!

Get out the baking equipment!

Weigh margerine and plonk it in bowl thingy!

Weigh margarine and plonk it in bowl thingy!

Weigh sugar and plonk it in bowl thingy with margerine!

Weigh sugar and plonk it the bowl thingy with margarine!

mix together the ingredients in the mixer thingy!

mix together the ingredients in the mixer thingy!

Add eggs!

Add eggs!

add, erm, half a bottle of incense...NO! essence, that's right, essence...

add, erm, half a bottle of incense...NO! ...erm, essence!

...weigh some flowers, nope...flour! DOH! (no cookie mix not dough!), add a pinch or ten of salt and a shed load of baking powder...

...weigh some flour, add a pinch or ten of salt and a shed load of baking powder...

fold in the flour and stuff...

fold in the flour and stuff...

and mix!

and mix!

and get rid of the sissy beater tingies when they stop working because you've put too many ingredients in the bowl....

get rid of the sissy beater thingies when they stop working because you put way too much mixture in the mixing bowl 😦

...and bring out the bad boy beater...dough hook thingies....

...and bring out the big bad boy beater...(dough hook thingies....)

chop up a few nice big bars of plain chocolate.....

chop up a few nice big bars of plain chocolate.....

add the chocolate to the mix!

chuck the chocolate into the mix!

sample the dark stuff....to make sure it isn't poisonous or anything...

sample the dark stuff....just to make sure it isn't poisonous for the kids or anything.

get  some coke...erm, icing sugar

get some coke...erm, icing sugar

plonk the bickie mixture smack dollop in the middle of it...

plonk the bickie mixture smack dollop in the middle of it...

squige it into some sort of missile, erm, sausage shape...

squige it into some sort of missile, erm, sausage shape...

wrap it in tinfoil, aluminium foil...to the non savvy.

wrap it in tinfoil.... aluminium foil...to the non- savvy (ie: our american/canadian friends)

..decide that he next batch definately needs much more chocloate!!!!

...decide that the next batch of biscuits definately needs MUCH more chocolate!!!!

...yum...yum...yum...yum...yum!

...yum...yum...yum...yum...yum!

...mix along happily, until the dough hook falls out of mixer thingy! Must be all those chunks of chocolate....

...mix along happily, until the dough hook falls out of the mixer thingy! Must be all those chunks of chocolate....i'll just take a few out...yum yum in my tum...belch...

make chocolate missile, erm, sausage shape

make chocolate missile, erm, sausage shape

repeat twice more and put choccie sausages in fridge....next to...

repeat twice more and put choccie sausages in fridge....next to...

vile, ungodly, healthy bacteri encrusted drink that son has developed a liking for and which i will continue to buy if it means he will have SOMETHING for breakfast!

vile, ungodly, 'healthy bacteria' infused drink that son has developed a liking for and which i will continue to buy if it means he will have SOMETHING for breakfast!

dun dun dun...and then comes the dishwashing.....sigh...because i do not have a dishwasher...but if ever there wa a good reason for getting me a husband, that might just be it...

dun dun dun...and then comes the dishwashing.....sigh...because i do NOT have a dishwasher... I do have children, which should be synonymous with 'dishwasher' if you ask me, but they are never in the vicinity when i need them to do the dishes. funny that eh?...but if ever there was a good reason for getting me a husband, this might just be it...but then again, maybe not....he'd want to share my cookies...

you know, i didn't have much confidence in my rather hit an mix mixture....

you know, i didn't have high hopes when i put the mixture on the baking sheets....

....but the oven worked a miracle, and they came out just fine, didn't taste bad either!

....but the oven worked a miracle, and the biscuits came out just fine, didn't taste bad either!

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18 Responses to The baking bonanza begins!

  1. Karen says:

    GIRLFRIEND!!!! Gott in Himmel, what are you thinking? MARGARINE, MARGARINE? You’re using MARGERINE in these things.

    Go back and get some of that nice Kerry Gold butter from those IRish cows and use that!!!!!

    Karen

  2. Tim J. says:

    It’s hardly fair, posting those kinds of pictures. It’s like food porn. 😉

    It looks wonderful, as does your new kitchen!

  3. ukok says:

    Karen, in my defence, the margarine i use is ‘Clover’ which over here in England is described on the pack as saying this ‘made with buttermilk but with half the fat of butter’.

    I know, i know, really i should have gone full fat, but since i’m full of fat myself, i thought i’d use this, it really is the butteriest and creamiest marge on the market in my humble opinon. It’s not cheap either for a 1kg tub it’s about £3, which is a lot of money just for one of the ingredients!

    The bickies do taste buttery, wish you could taste one…..yumyumyum….

    oops, just flicking the crumbs off me….catch one if you can!

    Mimi,

    Glad you liked the photo post. Have been thinking of you and you have been very much in my prayers, as i’m sure you know you are 😉

    (((hugs)))

  4. Barbara says:

    I am coming round…now…….

    Expect me in….hmm…. four hourse Cardiff to you…. maybe five.

    I am just going to make a cuppa and get in the bath… after two weeks of camping in this weather, belive me, I need it!!

    I will try your recipie I think…. can’t do it yet as storecupboard is majorly old Mother Hubbardly at the moment.

    Oh well, just have one for me and I will use my imagination and enjoy a “virtual” cookie…

  5. Rosemary says:

    Deb, this was a very funny post. I actually did LOL. Cookies look great. So what exactly is the British definition of “biscuit?’ I biscuits are what we call cookies then what do you call a baked, maybe toasted kind of dinner roll?

  6. Hector says:

    What beautiful photos! The start of an on-line cookbook?

  7. SabrinaT says:

    Now that is my kind of baking!

  8. Sarah says:

    Looks darn good!! This was a very funny post!!

  9. impressive (and matching) kitchen appliances …. and you use them too.

    I made a Sunday roast today – and it was a dismal failure. Except the microwaved peas.

  10. Rosemary,

    Deb might give you a better answer but for me (British) a biscuit is a biscuit (what you call a cookie) and a dinner roll is a dinner roll (what you might call a biscuit – though why I can’t begin to guess) – and crackers are crackers … 🙂

    hope that helps (grin)

  11. Barbara says:

    So what is a dinner roll – are we talking bread rolls here…..?

  12. yeah Barbara – my bad …

    a roll is a roll ( no need to qualify it at all – unless you use the adjectives crusty 🙂 … we don’t use the word bread there or dinner either what on earth was I thinking? (grin)

    and Deb

    was that a salt shaker you had in your hand? It’s lovely and elegant whatever it is

    I think it’s best though to just drool over these from here -I don’t need anymore calories – and have to start to lose weight. This summer has been a disaster for me in that respect.And it’s hard because I love food!

  13. Scotty says:

    Those look very yummy! I’m a Stork for baking woman myself – except butter tastes better in shortbread. I’ve never tried Clover… what’s it like in sponges?

    My mother in law does an ace fridge shortcake roll thingie which she puts chocolate chips in – but there’s no egg involved…..She often freezes the dough in slices and bakes them from frozen as well. I will try and cadge the recipe off her.

    Think what our American sisters call a biscuit, we would call a scone….

  14. Rosemary says:

    So biscuits are cookies. Teehee Did we Americans make up the word cookies?? LOL Does it sound really funny to you British like the word “bakeys” would sound to us (if there were such a word?

  15. Phil says:

    I’m still waiting my samples to arrive by post! You did post some, didn’t you?

  16. ukok says:

    Lorna and Rosemary’s responses cracked me up! Isn’t it great how diverse we are, what we call things?

    A biscuit = cookie

    A roll = a bit of slap and tickle/ a bread bun thing that you have with your soup at dinner/ a bread roll thing you slice open and fill with sandwhich filling of some sort.

    I embrace culinary diversity, you gals have me in stitches over here!

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