Last year, when I made cakes as part of my yearly challenge, I ended up having to write about the last two in one go, because I’d left them all rather late. I’m doing the same here (but with three) – there’s a definite pattern emerging! I should apologise yet again for the poor quality of my photos; I rather lost enthusiasm for this challenge and got to the point where I was baking for the sake of baking rather than through any real love for it. My terrible photos highlight this fact!
White Chocolate/Mint Matchmaker Cookies
Finding recipes for biscuits was the main problem with completing this challenge. I ended up inventing my own ones! I was staying at my friend Hannah’s and we decided to make some and throw in some mint Matchmakers and some white chocolate chips! We forgot to buy eggs, so I wasn’t really sure how they would turn out, but they seemed fine. The white chocolate chips were wasted really; the flavour of the mint matchmakers overpowered them, but the biscuits were rather tasty.
Apple and Cinnamon Biscuits
I made two batches of biscuits on my birthday! Another of the problems with this challenge was that the biscuits that I did make went to waste, so I waited until I had some family coming so I could force my wares onto them! I used this recipe, but I switched out the soft brown sugar for more caster sugar, as I didn’t have any. These were probably one of my favourites of all ten biscuits, because I love cinnamon. They were yummy!
Chocolate Orange and Raisin Biscuits
This one was a bit of a cheat; Chocolate Chip biscuits are a bit of a cheat because they aren’t really new and different. But I did give them a bit of a twist by soaking the chocolate chips and raisins in some orange extract first, and as I love orange flavoured things, I was very happy with them!
So I’ve come to the end of my biscuit challenge! As I said, I got to the point where I just wasn’t enjoying the baking anymore, and that’s because I had left everything until the last minute. The baking challenge on my 32 Before 32 list will reflect that; I’m being a lot more realistic!
If I had to pick a favourite, it would be either the Essex Spice Cakes or the apple and cinnamon biscuits. I will definitely be baking them again!
That’s the last of the individual round up posts for 31 Before 31; I’ll be back tomorrow with a final post about how I did overall, and then I’ll be announcing the new list over the weekend!
4. Bake 10 different biscuits