Monday, 1 February 2016

Why, why, why....

Do I at times, think I know better? In particular, ignoring the final bit of instructions about leaving biscuits for 10 minutes before removing from the tray.

Last week, I made some ginger nuts. Now, I know, without exception, that they can be like molten lava when fresh out the oven, they need to cool down before removing from the sheet.

However, thinking I was doing the right thing by cooking them on a silicone baking mat, and needing the tray for the next batch, I slipped the mat from the tray - error!

As luck would have it, they were so soft that despite cracking during removal, they joined back together again nicely.

Using a shortcake recipe from this site, I ignored the end bit where it states to leave on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before removing, as I needed to get the next lot in! This was the result of the first batch cooked after sliding the mat from the tray:
Oh dear!

Giving them time to cool down, I baked a loaf of bread. The second batch then went in - and were left to cool on the tray - and this time, looked like this:
A bit pale on the top but a lovely colour (similar to those above) underneath.


Well, as they are for our walk this week, the decent ones will be offered and the rest, we shall enjoy at home. They taste very nice by the way.



  1. There's a programme about GF in supermarkets on TV tonight

    1. So I gather, I shall set it up to record. Thanks.

  2. Have plenty of baking trays to cook in batches.

  3. Oh dear.. but a good excuse for you to have some at home. I think Joy is right a few more baking trays needed :o)

  4. Joy and Julie - I do have more trays but only one silicon sheet!


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