Sunday, August 13, 2006

a baking bonanza...

I’ve just gotten back from a lovely weekend visiting my friend in the South. This is the first weekend in ages that it hasn’t been consistently sunny. Today it rained, but only when we actually went out to the stables, so we didn’t go for a ride. By the time we got back and had some more food before my train journey home the sun had reemerged and it was actually quite warm, lounging in her conservatory. But, I had to get back to London and so the horses will have to wait for another visit. Funny weather days that can’t seem to decide whether to rain or shine. As the train pulled out from the platform the skies darkened and the heavens opened again, gently cascading drops upon my window pane.

The upside to having odd, inconsistent weather is that it is ideal for baking! Dani has something of a peanut butter addiction, and had an idea that if peanut butter flapjacks hadn’t been invented then I would know how to do it. Of course, good old google knows all and managed to spur forth a suggestion. I also remembered a choc-chip cookie recipe that had peanut butter in it too.

“Which one should we make…? Or should we just make both?”



So, make both we did. And both were delicious. We put both dark and white chocolate chunks in the cookies (proper chocolate, of course). I think, if I made them again, I’d put milk into the mix too. Why not?

I arrived back in London loaded with the foil wrapped goodies, I might be eating these all week...


Erica said...

Sounds like a fun trip, Jenn! Tonight my coworkers and some friends are going to a wine and chocolate-tasting. We've been once before and it was absolutely wonderful. I don't know how, but I made a meal out of 8 pieces of chocolate and four flights of wine. Who knew that chocolate could be so filling! It was *real* chocolate, too, so I'm pretty sure you would approve. :)

Jennifer said...

Oooh! I want all the details!!! x (Really, I mean all! Mmm...chocolate!)