Friday, April 2, 2010

St Patricks Day

Ok, I have decided I am definitely not the best blogger.  I love to try new recipes and see how they turn out, however after a full day at work, I am not always up to cooking while taking photos and then blog them.  I sometimes get halfway and make the food while taking photos then don't have the energy to actually do the blog, not very inspitring I know.

I did make some biscuits and cake for St Patricks day and since I did take photos of them I guess it's never too late to show you. 
I am such a huge fan of the Red Velvet cakes I blogged last time that I used St Patricks day as an excuse to make green ones.  My friends at work (who are my tasting experts) were not at all impressed by bright green cakes.  They loved the red and purple ones, and the blue cream filled ones went down ok too, but they really drew the line at green ones.  Mind you they still ate them.  The photo doesn't really do it justice though, it was seriously bright green in natural light but I didn't really capture that in the photo.
I just bought myself a few new icing tips and wanted an excuse to try them out.  So I decided to make biscuits and ice them with a shamrock on top.  Then I decided to make it more difficult for myself.  I really felt like some chocolate chip biscuits and that thought led to why not ice the chocolate chip biscuits.  Yes great idea until I was icing them, and discovered a first attempt at icing should not be on a bumpy biscuit.  I think they turned out ok, but you can be the judge of that.

Chocolate Chip Biscuits

125g butter
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
½ cup sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 ½ cups flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon bicarb
250g choc. bits
½ cup (60g) chopped walnuts

Cream together butter, sugars and vanilla.
Add egg and beat well.
Stir in sifted dry ingredients.
Fold in choc. bits and nuts.
Drop teaspoons of mixture onto a greased cookie tray.
Bake at 190 c for about 12 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. They look like shamrocks to me, ego, definitely not bad for a first attempt!

    (listen to me, sounding like I've actually done it myself, HA!)