Sunday, 20 October 2013
[Cook it] Crannie, cashew and white chocolate biscuits (one bowl baking)
Do you ever get that urge to just cook something on a Sunday afternoon? Specifically bake? I do. Plus I don't want to leave the house and have to go get extra ingredients so it must be something that can be made with whatever is in the pantry.
I had an urge to cook something with sultanas and was going to make chocolate and sultana biscuits but then the crannies called out to me. I do like a crannie in a cookie.
Cranberries and white chocolate were calling out for a nut and I found some cashews, so in they went. I think these would taste awesome with some macadamia nuts also.
Here are some combo's that would be great:
1. Dark choc / sour dried cherries / macadamias
2. Milk chocolate / cut up apricots / macadamias
3. White chocolate / sultanas / macadamias
Noticing a trend . . . . yep, I love macademia nuts. You could use your favourite in place as well though.
So here is the one bowl recipe!
Recipe loosely based on this recipe from Donna Hay.
3/4 C brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1.5 C (225gm) self raising flour
100gm white chocolate, chopped
3/4 C nuts and dried fruit (about half chopped cashews, half dried crannies)
1. Melt butter in a large bowl in microwave, when melted add brown sugar and vanilla and mix. Once cooled down a little add egg and stir.
2. Add flour and mix until smooth. Add in white chocolate and your fruit and nut mix.
3. Place 2 tablespoon sized mounds on tray (lined with silicone mat or baking paper). They spread a bit, so try and leave sufficient space. If they happen to spread into each other, just use a knife to separate.
4. Cook for approximately 12 minutes at 180 degrees celcius.
5. Let cool on try and then try not to eat them all!