Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Banana Biscuits

I nearly got as far as blogging last night, I got as far as cheicking emails etc, then Mary-Jane woke up crying.  I wonder if she had had a bad dream.  I heard her draw a deep breath, shout out 'Mommy', then cry and cry.  Luckily she was back in her bed about an hour later and stayed settled for the rest of the night.  Lets see what tonight holds.

I am changing my evenings around a little, to accomodate laptop time more effectively.  Hopefully.  When HK goes up to listen to the radio and read, instead of watching the TV for an hour or two, I'm going to do laptop time.  This way around I might get more time to do what I need to do, then knit and watch TV.  It may also encourage me not to waste so much time surfing around the t'internet.  A trial run is what is needed!

I made some banana biscuits today.  They are not quite what I wanted.  They are soft, like thin slices of cake.  I was looking for something more crunchier.  They taste okay, they will not go to waste!  Her is the recipe -

Banana & Walnut Cookies

225g plain flour
1tsp baking powder
125g butter cut into cubes
175g soft light brown sugar
100g walnuts, roughly chopped
1 large banana
1 egg
50ml milk
  1. Preheat oven to 180c/350f/gm4.  Lightly grease 2 baking sheets
  2. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl.  Add the butter and mix with flour until it resembles breadcrumbs.  Stir in sugar and walnuts
  3. Mash banana, beat in the egg, stir in milk.  Add to bowl and mix unitl well combined
  4. Drop spoonfuls of the dough onto the baking sheet.  Bake until golden, about 15 minutes.  Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.  Can be stored for upto 3 days.  Suitabel for freezing up to 2 months.
I omitted the walnuts as I didn't have any and I don't want Mary-Jane to have nuts just yet.  If you know a different banana biscuit/cookie recipe, please let me know?!

My Kool Aid has arrived today from AuntieAnnInAmerica.  I'm excited.  A step closer to having a play with dyeing yarn again. MJ is crying now, catch you laters!


Unknown said...

ooh, Kool-Aid dyeing! It's fun, although your yarn WILL smell like fruit flavors. I dyed some yarn using black cherry and it made a beautiful color but I could never get the smell out, no matter how many times I washed them!

Have fun!

CarpeDyem said...

I know exactly what you mean about the fruity smell! The yarn that I dyed about three or four years ago, still holds the smell. It makes me smile when I open the box it is in. At least the smell is not offensive!