It’s been a while since I’ve had a good baking weekend.
Except for a two hour window when I and my OH got out to brave the muddy cycle tracks of Wakefield, the weather was atrocious!
Not the floods experienced by those down south in the UK, but the sort of weather that make you want to wear comfy sweat pants all weekend and stay inside.
So I crafted (yesterday’s post) and I baked some of our favourite things.
First these biscuits from Hugh Fearnley Whatsits book ‘Cakes’
These are Anzac biscuits. They are very similar to a Hob nob. They are a favorite of my OH and my father. They keep for a long time in the tin – if you let them.
Secondly, three Beef and Guiness pies.
We love a pie. My OH especially loves my pies!
Making just one can be a bit of a faff. But making three, to freeze two for another time, makes it all worthwhile.
I just managed to take a photo before it disappeared completely. The flaky pastry worked a treat. No soggy bottoms!
Finally, double chocolate biscotti. Biscotti are the ones you bake first as a great big log and then, once cool, slice into biscuits and bake again to dry out. We couldn’t resist painting them in chocolate!
These are from the latest ‘Bake-Off’ book, my daughter received for Christmas. This is the second time we’ve made these. They last a good while in the tin too. Always a good thing when there is only three of you at home.
Did anyone else get up to some baking madness, this weekend?
Love, Lucie xx