Hello lovely people! It’s the last day in the October month of health recipes! The kids are on half term, it’s been manic, business and even more… business as usual! lol. Anyway we appreciate the gift of life!
Well, earlier in the week, myself and the kids decided we will do something fun in the kitchen station *smiles*
Yes! I said to myself (it’s a good idea to keep them busy doing something else other than read a book, games or tv.. ok!). My son exclaimed “this will be fun” hehe..
Ok, to the kitchen, we all went, deciding on what to bake, it started off with dark chocolate cookies, then i thought.. too much chocolate! We finally settled for our version of biscotti (Italian style cookies) they usually contain nuts and brandy but for the kids, but I have used few choc chips, honey instead of caster sugar, a touch of almond extract and a slightly different method to the usual way of doing cookies. What joy….This recipe was a first time and the basic measurements were taken from a baker for a standard biscotti recipe mixed with some creativity, so I was hoping for a good result for mua and the kids! : )
280g Plain Flour
225 butter (ideal for baking)
1 egg yolk
Small quantity of grated lemon rind
1 teaspoon of Honey
Some choc chip
Two drops of Almond extract
Measure out butter and flour separately using a kitchen scale (ideally a digital one for more accurate measurement).
Put flour in mixing bowl, add the lemon rind, the one egg yolk. Mix well
Add the choc chip, honey and drop of almond extract to intensify the flavor a bit (please avoid putting too much almond extract! I have learnt this from past experience as it can be too overwhelming if in excess)
Melt the butter a bit if it’s solid, then add, mix well with your hands to form the dough. TIP: This was the twist in this recipe because If making a biscotti for example, you would mix butter, sugar and lemon rind first before adding the flour etc. (hmm I probably should make this sometime but Adult version instead of kids choice *smiles*).
Cover with clingfilm and rest in the fridge for an hour (usually cookie doughs are very soft and you put in the fridge to set). Now this isn’t cookie dough as such but by this time, I was feeling overwhelmed with the kids in the kitchen and I so needed them to kind of “take a nap” lol. So, off to nap I took them….
Now out of fridge after an hour ish…
Placed the dough on a baking sheet or clean surface
Flatten the dough with your hands as much as possible but not too flat! The kids had chosen some fun cutters… I felt really guilty because I thought this is the part they would have enjoyed! Terrible lol
Place the fun shaped dough into the oven. Bake at between 150 and 170 degrees for about 20mins, whilst monitoring the temperature of the oven to avoid it getting burnt.
And there it is, don’t they look fun shaped indeed 🙂
TIP: Garnish with their favourite fruits.My kids love kiwi especially my daughter!
At this point they were already awake and began to help themselves :), and yes they finished the milk too.
Thanks for taking out time as always
Have a wonderful November month! Remember, “Keep making it happen”