Sorry about the lack of recipes around here these past few weeks. James and I finally got the keys to our first house on the 31st of July and we have spent every day since at the house, replacing ceilings, moving stud walls and generally demolishing everything we wanted to change. It's been hard, and a little bit stressful, but it will all be worth it in the end. It's probably going to be another couple of weeks before we actually move in and I get a bit of time to myself again, but for now, here is a little cookie recipe.
I took yesterday evening off to watch the Great British Bake Off with my Mum, and as it was biscuit week, I adapted this recipe from No. 2 Pencil to make just two cookies that we could eat warm whilst watching it. Also, sorry for the awful photo... I was tired...
Ingredients:2tbsp unsalted butter
3tbsp caster sugar
Juice and zest of half an orange
1 egg yolk
1/4tsp of baking powder
1/3cup wholemeal flour
1/3cup white chocolate, roughly chopped in chunks
Preheat your oven to 180c and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
In a small bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and orange zest and juice until soft and well combined. Add egg yolk and give it another mix before adding the baking powder and flour.
Bring together with your hand until it forms a soft dough, if it's a bit wet and sticky, add a little more flour - you need to be able to roll it into a ball. Lastly, add the chocolate chunks and work them through the dough until they're evenly distributed.
Divide the dough into two and roll into balls. Place them on your prepared baking sheet, making sure they are a couple of inches apart as they will spread. Bake for 15 minutes, until they're starting to turn golden brown, and the edges are just firm to the touch. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the tray for 5-10 minutes, just to let them firm up, then tuck in while they're still slightly warm and gooey!