17 September 2011

tea and biscuits

so, the other day I decided to get adventurous.
like, really adventurous.
yes, I decided to make cookies.

I know right? how adventurous is that?
usually when I go in the kitchen, strange things happen.
but I decided to brave it.

let me talk you through it.

so first of all, we get all the beautiful ingredients together.
double check that we didn't forget the flour.
flour helps.

then we find ourselves a highland cow.

after that, we get all the wet ingredients and mush it all together with a mixer.
then we get the dry ingredients (this time we remember the flour. oho yes.) and mix them up with the wet ingredients. oh, and the little dark-brown, sweet, chocolatey things.
chocolate chips? yeah.
it ends up looking something like the picture above. no, I didn't lick the spoon. 
I think.

spoon little blobs of chocolatey-cookie-like-mixture onto the tray.
then find that we have cookie mixture on the camera.

then we stick the little blobs into the oven, forget to take pictures of them in the oven, wander outside and talk to the neighbour, remember we have cookies probably burning and then find that they're looking after themselves.
after all that, we drag them out of the oven, shove them on a cooling rack and stare at them for a good ten minutes.

this next bit is the best bit of all.
we make a cup of tea. in a jar. you're thinking this is too good to be true right?
just wait.
then we get the nicest looking cookies and put 'em on a plate; afterwards, we get some flowers and place all three said props on an old chair and commence the photo-taking.

cookies, say hello to my readers. readers, say hello to my cookies.
the next step is really easy.
trust me.

you grab one, bring it up to your mouth, and sink your teeth into the cookie-goodness.
oh, and don't forget to chew and swallow.

by the way, I feel as though I should warn you:
this recipe is a New Zealand recipe. not for the faint hearted, you understand.

chocolate chip biscuits (or cookies)

75g butter, melted
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 cup plain flour
1/2 teaspoom baking soda
1/2 cup chocolate chips.

follow instructions above, if you can make head or tail of it. it's pretty much as I explained: simple, easy, just listen to your common sense. I have none, but you guys probably do.
pre-heat the oven to 180 °C or 356 °F or gas mark 5 and cook for 10 minutes or until golden. beware: see how small the little uncooked blobs are? they turn out huge once they're baked, so you can make the blobs smaller. yup.

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  1. Oh those look good! (Must be if they're from NZ :P) So tell me, have you had some baking disasters recently...such as trying to make things sans flour??? I did that once...

  2. I LOVE the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th photos best!! Sounds like you *really* got adventurous! You found a highland cow! Which looks very shaggy, by the way. I'm going to name that cow Caboodle. Just 'cause. Heh heh heh :P
    Great post :))
    -Jocee <3

  3. Ooooh, you are making me hungry!! stop it! Lol, I think I'll have to try this recipe,Jess. ;)


  4. Wow! They look amazing!! :) xxx

  5. NOW I WANT A COOKIE! thanks. ;P

  6. LOL XD your writing is so creative! I just made my grandmother's chocolate chip cookies last night, but my pics aren't near as good as yours...