Saturday, September 5, 2009

Experimenting in the kitchen

Well, I guess trying a whole wheat version of shortbread cookies wasn't enough , Nigel had to experiment with a few more twists to the original recipe. He used oats, and whole wheat flower, and brown sugar. And of course took advantage of the more-than -willing- young -labour- force!The resulting cookies have amazing texture. The ones that were a mixture of whole wheat and white flower were quite hard and absolutely perfect for dipping in one's coffee- (which is a deliciously terrible habit of mine, and Lucy is learning fast...) These ones today would probably dissolve too fast in the coffee but they have an adorable crumbliness about them and a light and delightful crunch... There they are, sitting pretty next to our other experiment of the day: Gingerbread made with brown sugar, whole wheat flower and apple juice instead of oil. I thought it was too risky but it turned out so well!
Saturday we shop for the week, and we started early today, but had a bit of drama because at the grocery store Lucy got stung by a wasp twice, yes there tears...many tears... but then we went home and baked this (well, small) storm and the world was set right once more!
Have a lovely weekend!

7 comments:

Kylie said...

What a gorgeous Saturday you've had (except for poor Lucy's bee sting!) + such yummy goodness coming out of your kitchen! :) I'd do anything to avoid cooking, well almost... Have a lovely weekend. K

Woollywotnots said...

Sounds like a perfect Saturday. Your photos look delicious.

Laura said...

oh i got stung by a wasp recently- tell lucy i am sorry- i had forgotten how it hurts. brave girl though to keep going and make such wonderful things.. the gingerbread looks especially scrumptious!

Iris Schwarz / Paulette Edition said...

Annamaria, I just wanted to let you know how much I loved to read your last post about the "small steps". I found so much wisdom in it. I know this so well, to be overwhelmed… thank you for reminding me, one step after the other…
I do it from time to time… reorganizing, it’s pure therapy!

elk said...

so sorry the sweet Lucy got stung...it is painful, but I am sure the smell and taste of the baked goodness was a big help!

Tammy James said...

Loving the sounds of the experimental recipes and the results look great!

caramela said...

Thank you all so much for your kind and sweet comments! So happy to read them!
Annamaria xx