Wednesday, 27 March 2013

...Good weather for Oatmeal...

Ed  - Yep Sue that's the one! it is lovely! I used a slightly light brow sugar in mine, so mine does not look as dark, but it tastes fabby!

Well it's been doing a lot of this recently here, which was making me very happy until I saw the news reports and heard just how much disaster this lovely white stuff was causing the sheep farmers. Sobering news reports all week about folks trapped and animals dying under the snow. Look how deep it was along the side of the road below. Granted some of that was thrown up by the snow plows, but there's a lot of it even so.

Where we are had only a foot or so of snow and I was rather enjoying the return-to-Christmas feel that was in our house this week. The wee folks are off and well and truly under my feet, so I have not gotten much crafting done. Baking is the one thing they all love to do though and so there was been plenty of that going on...

Above is Nigella's gorgeous sticky ginger cake, so I can't give you the recipe (but you can try this link, found for us by Sue) for that but I can pop you the recipe for the oatmeal cookies below, since I made it up just this morning.

10oz Butter
10oz Oatmeal
4oz Plain Flour
4oz Caster Sugar
1/2 teaspoonful of Baking Soda
4 tablespoonfuls Honey

Cream the butter and sugar and then mix everything else in well. Dough should form a ball. Roll out the dough and cut out cookies with cookie cutters. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 150˚C for about 20-25 mins. Get the kettle on for a cup of tea!

Hope it tickles!


  1. I'm glad the snow hasn't reached us here in the south-west but it sure is freezing!! I saw the news reports on those sheep farmers, so heartbreaking, all those little lambs too! : (

    Yay for baking in this cold weather! Nothing beats a good sticky ginger cake, my favourite!! The oatmeal cookies look yummy too! Stay warm!

  2. The biscuits sound good...think I'll try them tomorrow!
    The Essex farmers are struggling too - I'll be glad to see some signs of Spring!

  3. Claire, I realize that copyright doesn't allow you to print Nigella's recipe. Could you tell me if the one in this link is the one you used?

  4. Ooh, you're making me hungry Claire! I think it is definitely time to put the kettle on.

    I saw reports on our news about your weather and thought of you. It's a good excuse to stay inside where it's cozy.

  5. Thanks for confirming the recipe, Claire. People at my house will love it!

  6. The snow looks beautiful,to me as we only get it in the mountains . Very sad news for the farmers and poor sheep. The cookies and bread look yummmmm! I sure had fun playing for the first time with my new stamps. So many ways to use Folk Art!

  7. OK so now I'm drooling all over my laptop! I'm going to have to bake something now!

  8. wow...both of these look so yummy, I can almost smell them.

  9. Yikes... these both look scrumptious!! Must get the baking bug and get to busy!! Thanks to all for the recipes!!


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