Friday, 14 October 2016

Recipe Review - chocolate chip cookies!

Hi everyone, in today's post I'm going to try something a little bit different - I will be reviewing a recipe (Well, duh. I think you can guess from the title...). If you read my post about What I've been reading recently (not that recent now, though!) then you'll know that I got the Australian Women's Weekly Gluten Free Cookbook not too long ago, and I love it! I made a batch of cookies from it today, and I was delighted with the results!

Here is how you make them:
125g softened butter
110g brown sugar (It doesn't specify, dark or light. I used dark and it worked well!)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 egg
170g gluten free plain flour (I recommend "Bob's Mill" gluten free flour)
2 tablespoons white rice flour  ("Dove's Farm" do this)
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon of xanthan gum
140g chocolate chips

For the glaze:
150g milk chocolate
2 teaspoons vegetable oil

  • Preheat your oven to 180°C and line 2 baking trays
  • Beat the butter & sugar together until just combined (don't cream them). Add the egg & vanilla.
  • Sift in the flours in 2 batches (So it's easier to stir in!)
  • Add the chocolate chips (You might need to do some 'quality control'on them at first....)
  • Cover the dough, and chill for an hour in the fridge.
  • Using wet hand, roll the dough into little balls, pop on the trays, and into the oven!

Just before going in!
  • Bake the cookies for 18 minutes of until they're nice & golden
  • Make the chocolate glaze by melting together the oil & chocolate. The book says to do it over a pan of simmering water, I did it in the microwave. Just melt it in whatever way.
  • Now for the fun bit: once they've cooled a bit, dip the cookies half in their glaze (look at the photos if you don't get what I mean). Leave to cool. Or don't, and eat a warm cookie with melted chocolate.....
Cookies and milk? Yes, please!

So there you have it! Do you have any baking stories or recipes? Let me know in the comments!
Kisses, Rose

Thursday, 6 October 2016

What if.....

Hello everyone!
Today's post is going to be short, sweet, and fun. I am going to basically question... just about everything. Ever. Enjoy!

  • What if everyone actually sees colours differently? (So for example, what you see as pink, I see as blue, and Jimmy down the street sees it as yellow?)
  • What if there's another country people haven't been to for hundreds of years, but there are still humans living on it?
  • What if every freezer in the world just broke down right now, for about a week? (Think of all the melted ice cream....)
  • What if a caveman accidently learned how to time travel and just turned up somewhere really random... tomorrow?
  • What if drinking tea was thought to make you really sick but no one actually researched it and so everyone just sat there, being scared of tea?
  • What if toasters were made of glass, so you could see how well done your toast is?

Well. There you go, people. I think that this is the most random list of anything, ever - but oh well! Next week, I won't be so busy (I hope) and so I'll be able to post something a bit longer and more exciting!!! If you have any interesting what-ifs, or any other ideas on anything, let me know in the comments!
Kisses, Rose


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