Sunday, 2 December 2012


Welcome to my new followers Sara at sl.tudor, Donna Perry and Kerri M. Hope you enjoy reading my ramblings.

According to the Daily Telegraph yesterday, we are in for an Arctic blast until the end of December, apart from tomorrow which will we wet and slightly warmer.Don't know if their prediction will pan out as we have found in the past that long range weather forecasts can be unpredictable. Just thought I'd let you know!

Yesterday found us in the kitchen keeping warm. We had found a nice looking recipe for crisp cookies with a slightly chewy centre and thought we'd give them a whirl.They certainly live up to their hype and are very nice. The recipe can be found here

We cut the sugar down to 200g as we don't like things too sweet, changed the raisins for sultanas as that was all we had. 

The recipe recommends you make them golf ball size (we did two to try and they were too hard to bite through at that size). Instead, we made them into 1 inch balls (don't flatten as they go down by themselves) and this gave us around 48 biscuits between 1 1/2 inches and 2 inches in size.

Here is a close up.

I didn't have a tube of condensed milk (whatever next) but had some left in a can from some other biscuits I had tried.

As the oven was on for these, we decided to cook Sunday lunch a day early and served up 4 portions onto plates. Two we had for tea, the rest will keep for either tonight or tomorrow. There was enough meat left over for me to chavel up and make some small pork and onion pies later today.

Have a grand day folks!


  1. They look nice i do have a tin of condensed milk but will be tempted to eat it on a spoon if there's any left might need to make double to stop that from happening :)

  2. Hi, thanks for your comment. I forgot to add we used light condensed milk so less calories! Also, it says you can open freeze them at the ball stage then just put as many on a try as you wish, defrost and bake - even better.

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    1. They are and seem to keep very crisp - not good for anyone who might have front dentures unless dipped in a hot drink first!

  4. They look yummy! Condensed milk in a tube?! The world has gone mad!

    1. I know, couldn't believe it myself, although, I am thinking of getting all the ingredients together, except the butter, and making a gift for someone, so a tube would be less heavy!


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