Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Bake Away!

As soon as I arrived home from my short trip to Manila, L asked me if we could bake!!! She started reading her little red cook book to me as if it would entice me to get up and bake right away with her! Last Sunday we went to the grocery and she brought her list (which she wrote herself) with her! Yesterday, as promised, was her baking day!
 She has read the recipe so many times in the days leading up to baking day! We started by measuring the ingredients for Simple Sugar Cookies. This is similar to the recipe that we used when we made Lemon-Flavoured Farmyard Cookies

Here's the recipe and how to make it Simple Sugar Cookies:
from: Debora Pearson's "My Animal Cookie Kit"
Mix together: 125 g butter or margarine, softened & 125 g white sugar
Add: 1 egg & 1 tsp vanilla extract
Mixed together: 235 g plain flour (all purpose flour)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt 
Then we made the nests. L bought too little marshmallows (she only bought 30 g instead of the 180 g that the recipe needed) and she was not able to find  flaked coconut in the grocery, so we improvised by adding more butter and chocolate. We also added flax seed which is not part of the recipe.

 And the finish product! Oh look at her so happy serving! Thank you so much L. If not for you we would not have such desserts!

Finish product

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