Recipe Recomendation Thursday: Single Serve Jumbo Cookie

Now I know that it looks like I’m only posting sweet recipes. I promise you I’m not. I posted a savoury one last week for honey buffalo chicken sliders from Recipe Tin Eats, one of my favourite blogs for savoury recipes. 

  Unfortunatly that post has somehow fallen off the blog and vanished. Suffice it to say this is an excellent, easy, slow cooked recipe which was equally as good when stirred through pasta with a bit of Parmesan. Yum!
Anyway, today’s recipe recomendation is a whole lot more last minute. For when you just need a cookie. And oh boy are these cookies good. You can make them with ‘healthier’ ingredients or not; I’ve tried both versions (though used plain flour, not almond flour for both) and they were equally delicious. 

 

I promise they didnt look this aneamic in real life!
 
When warm out of the oven these babies are gooey and crumbly and gorgeous. They are similarly wonderful when cold. Cafedelites has turned up trumps with this single serving recipe which is quick, easy, cheep and delicious. The Boyfriend and I made them two days in a row…

Note: do sprinkle the sea salt over the cookies at the end of cooking, it makes all the difference! 

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Clench Your Bottom Muscles…

Really hard. Now hold it for 24 hours. It hurts, doesn’t it? That’s the pain I’m currently experiencing having been diagnosed with a somewhat unflattering ‘clenched bottom muscle’. 

You couldn’t write it. Nor could you write the look on my doctors face when I asked her if I could still dig my allotment. “It’s time to plant my seeds you see”. 

“So long as you don’t overdo it.” She replied.
I dug bed number 4 yesterday, and as the pain drifted down my leg and into my foot I contemplated the fact that this is probably what she meant when she said don’t overdo it…. 


Oh well, I’m too busy to work on it this week so hopefully my muscles will have calmed down by next weekend.
How do your gardens grow?
GG xx

Where did the week go??

Argh! How has Thursday been and gone already without me noticing?? How did that even happen?

I Strongly suspect that it has something to do with spending every available waking moment that I’m not in work down at the allotment.

  

“Everything that the light touches will one day be yours.”

“And what about that dark place, over there?”

“That is the neighbouring plot GG, you must never go there!”

The plot 21 has become a construction site, with anything planted being too small to properly photograph.

Exhibit A:

  

Time to play spot the fruit bushes!

Let me tell you what you cannot see – this is the Back of my plot and now fondly known as ‘fruits corner’ (if you never lived near a pets corner as a kid then you’ll have no idea what I’m on about). Along the back I plan on eventually erecting a rabbit proof fence and to grow alongside it I’ve planted 6 canes each of Polka and Autumn Bliss Raspberries. I’m a huge fan of raspberries strait off the bush, but any that make it home will most likely end up in muffins, sorbets or smoothies.

In front of the Raspberries are two Redcurrent bushes, one is Rodova and the other Jonkeer Van Tetes (I hope I spelt those correctly!). And as these will produce more berries then I’m likely to want jelly from eventually I need to find some good Redcurrent recipes!

My second bushy fruit row is made up of three Gooseberries; I’ve craftily placed the thornless ‘Pax’ next to the path, followed by Hinnonmaki Yellow and finally Invicta by the fence. Gooseberry fool was a favourite of mine as a child and I fully intend on adding to my gooseberry repertoire. 

Lastly I’ve planted two Blackcurrant bushes: Ben Sarek and Ebony for that all important Blackcurrant jam and juice which I love! 

I spent a very long time carefully choosing which varieties I wanted and I feel that I’ve chosen the best ones for me. I had hoped to add strawberries this year, but the budget has been stretched rather thin and for now I need veg more; there will however defiantly be strawberries next year! (I’ve already picked which varieties!)

Aside from planting fruit bushes, I have been going to the plot after work to turn the turf and remove weeds before adding a sprinkling of compost to plant seedlings into. It’s hard work and with only an hour of light the going is slow. The asparagus bed is last on my list and excluding that I have 8 beds to create, each just over three meters long and 1m to 1.2m wide. I’ve done one and a half so far.

Much that I’ve read suggests that beds can be up to 1.5m wide, but whilst I’m not the smallest girl I still find tending a bed that size tough, so have opted for slimmer beds as a better option.

  
Getting there.

I have done a plan of what will grow where and will share it with you shortly.

Recipe Recomentations Thursday: Banana choc chip cupcakes with chocolate and peanut butter swirled frosting

I thought I’d start off this post series which a recipe that really needs no introduction other than its title… 

Make these, love these, savour them.

And fear not all you bake-fobes the boyfriend has never made cupcakes before and he made and iced these all by himself as his first attempt!

These cupcakes are divine, the frosting is delicious and the recipe makes 18, so plenty to share. (Ha!)

On the cost front the peanut butter is rather expensive, but it’s still cheaper (and tastier) then buying from the shops!

Washing up was slightly more than for an average baking recipe due to the extra icing, but it wasn’t difficult to do as we went along.

If you fancy something sweet – but not overwhelmingly so- this weekend, make these!

Banana chocolate chip cupcakes with peanut and milk chocolate frosting from Sally’s Baking Adddiction

Recipe Recomendation Thursday

So as of tomorrow I am planning on sharing a new weekly post with you; Recipe Recomendations Thursday where I post a link to a recipe which myself and the Boyfriend have made and really enjoyed. Good food is so important to us, and I’d love to share some of what works with you guys!

What do you think?

GG xx