Sorry I haven’t posted for two weeks, I have been super busy! I took completed the Silver Duke of Edinburgh Expedition on Red Nose Day; which involved walking continuously for three days. Then on the Monday I played piano in the Midsomerset Festival and won first prize in the grade five class! I took an IT exam last Friday (I failed the last one) and have spent this week, the easter holidays, helping my grandma clear out her loft, visited the Tower of London, doing revision and packing to go to Lyme Regis tomorrow. Excited!
If anyone wanted to know my life story, there you go…
A few pics from the weekend:
One of the many gorgeous views
The rest of the team chilling
To repay you for the missed posts, here are two biscuit recipes that are deliciously easy to make (see what I did there)
275g Plain Flour
6 drops of Cassia Oil (optional)
Preheat the oven to 160°c
Mix all of the ingredients together to form a dough (only use the egg yolk)
Roll out the dough and cut out the biscuits; you could stick to traditional circles or use cute bunny shapes to get into a real eastery mood.
Place the cut shapes onto some baking parchment and place in the oven for 10 minutes.
Remove when still pale, brush with the egg white and sprinkle sugar over the top. Return to the oven for another 10 minutes or when beginning to turn golden at the edges.
100g Self Raising Flour
2 Tbsp Golden Syrup
1/2 Tsp Ginger or Mixed Spice
1 Tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
Preheat the oven to 180°c
Sieve out the flour into a bowl, then mix in all the dry ingredients.
Work in the butter using your hands until it resembles breadcrumbs.
Then mix in the golden syrup until it forms a dough. If the dough is too wet, add more flour. Too dry and add more syrup.
Make balls of dough teaspoon sized and place them on a piece of baking parchment. Squash slightly with the back of a spoon.
Cook until golden-brown, be careful as they burn very easily (evidence in the photograph below)
Enjoy these Easter treats and an egg hunt is definitely compulsory on Sunday.