Yello peoples! Good to be back in action again! And, oh yes….happy happy new year! Wishing you all a year full of kodak moments and smiles! 🙂
One of the resolutions (me and resolutions have never been good friends!) for this year has been to blog more. Ya ya….its been a while since I blogged or posted anything here….seriously hope to change that! 🙂 And I hope this gets me out of my comfort chair and gets me going both for baking and crafting.
The past year has been busy, both on the creative and personal fronts. Paperz Craftz has been busy with a load of crafting projects we did through the year. Just that sometimes, I actually forgot to take pictures for my library!!!! Imagine that! Totally palmface-to-forehead thing! 😀 So, I lost a few chances to share that with you 😦 My baking has gone on and I just stopped reaching out for the camera, as nothing much would be on the table after it cooled 🙂
But it has been loads of fun chatting with you and we now start on a sweet note 🙂 I am sharing a biscuit (or cookie) recipe that my friend Kavitha, shared on her blog and she very sweetly allowed me to share it with you all too! 🙂
As a new feature this year, I will be adding my little tips and notes, for those who are new to baking. My friend Iram, is now following this blog as her daughter is into baking. I was so touched that she found this blog useful and I decided to include as many tips as I could share with you all, as I also learn along the way! I have learnt a lot from other blogs and am just spreading the happiness! 🙂
EGGLESS QUICK OAT BISCUITS
This can be made by beginners also and is very easy to make. No major kneading or consistency to worry about!
Cardinal rule for baking – Always, always have ALL your ingredients all together, in front of you, before you start putting things together. Trust me!
You will need –
Pre heat your oven to 200 C (400 F).
1 cup – whole wheat flour
1 cup – plain flour
1 1/2 tsp – baking powder
1/2 tsp – baking soda
1/4 tsp – salt
1 cup – powdered sugar (I used regular castor sugar)
100 gms – butter, soft
3-4 tbsp – oats, processed to a coarse powder (I used the quick cooking ones)
Mix everything together in one bowl. You should have a soft dough and should be able to see traces of butter on your palm.
Now, the first time we tried this (we as in, myself and the lady who helps with cooking in our house. She is quite a hand with baking now!), mami (as we call her) was in a hurry and put in butter that was still a bit hard. So the result was more of a crumb texture than a dough! So we added a bit of milk (I would suggest take about 1/4 cup, start with little and see how the consistency comes and then add more if needed) and voila! The dough came to life! 😀
Roll it out and cut with cookie cutters or make little cutlets, if you have the patience 🙂
Place on greased cookie sheet and bake away for 8-10 minutes only!!!! The cookies might look white when you take it out and a bit soft centered. Let it cool and it will come into its own! I baked for 10 min for a crunchier bite.
Got thumbs up from my kids as well and had to make another batch today! 😀
Do have a little patience and try it a couple of times before you nail the cookies! More for you to eat! 😀
Happy baking and I hope to salvage something crafty for you next! Fingers crossed 🙂