In My Kitchen Today

Thursday, 12 July 2012



For the nose ~ Zéphirine Drouhin, feverfew, lady's mantle and lavender


For the biscuit tin ~ oaty ginger biscuits
The recipe is very slightly adapted from this one

Mix
8 oz (225g) self-raising flour
8 oz caster sugar
8 oz oats
1 tsp ground ginger
Melt in a saucepan
8 oz butter
1 tbsp water
1 tbsp golden syrup
Add
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

Mix contents of the pan into dry ingredients and bring together into a dough.

The biscuits you can see in the picture were rolled out and cut with a cutter but the dough is not easy to roll and I would advise making little balls and squashing them before baking. If you pat them down after they come out of the oven they will spread a bit more. They are wonderfully crunchy.
Place them well apart on greased or lined baking sheets.

Bake at 180°c (160°c fan oven) for 15 mins.
Leave to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet then transfer to cooling racks.
Makes - quite a lot.


For lunch ~ Roasted peppers, courgettes with anchovies and olives. Some feta would be a nice addition.


For supper ~ onion tart


For pudding ~ homemade vanilla and honey yogurt. I usually keep my yogurt plain but this time I added a tablespoon of honey and a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the milk as it heated. Lovely.




29 comments:

  1. Goodness me, but those flowers are cheery.

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    1. Aren't they just. On the other hand there are no longer any flowers in my garden.

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  2. Now how do you get your yogurt to be so beautifully thick?

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  3. Mise, I always add a couple of tablespoons of dried milk to the starter and blend them well before pouring on the(whole) milk.

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  4. Your yoghurt looks delicious! And what Mise said.

    Beautiful flowers :D

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  5. Loving the look of all that homemade goodness, especially the honey and vanilla yoghurt, yum! Your photo's have made feel somewhat peckish... hhmmm.

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  6. Beautiful flowers! I've never made yoghurt before - it looks divine. Is it easy to make?
    Victoria xx

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    1. It is. Instructions here http://thequincetree65.blogspot.co.uk/2010/04/yoghurt.html

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  7. I've eaten supper and now I'm hungry again. P.S yogurt is also surprisingly nice and thick made with evaporated milk.

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    1. So I have heard Lucille. I must try it some day.

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  8. I've never thought of adding flavours to the milk, honey and vanilla sounds devine! I think my next batch I might have to copy that one! Thanks for the inspiration :D

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  9. Oh my everything looks so good, would love if you posted recipe for the cookies, we're big cookie lovers here :)
    Karen x

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  10. Love these recent posts of yours - I do so enjoy reading about other people's routinesand habits or perhaps I'm just plain nosey! Your cornish trip must be iminent....hate to say it, but wet weather gear required! X

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  11. Your delicious looking summertime dishes are very inspiring. Thank you for giving me some new ideas.

    xo

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  12. Could I please have the onion tart recipe, it looks wonderful Thankyou Lindel.

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  13. Beautiful flowers and that cobalt blue vase it gorgeous!
    I rather fancy the roasted peppers and courgettes with black olives! I always roast my ratatouille too and find it really superior to the frying pan version. The oaty ginger biscuits look great! I love ginger and even infuse it to make a hot drink. Digestive and delicious!
    Have a great weekend!

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  14. Mmmmm must try that yogurt.

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  15. The flowers look gorgeous but they are nothing on the food. One greedy person salivating here. The yogurt looks divine. I was searching for a yogurt recipe yesterday and here you are.

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  16. That's not fair. I have no food in the house, I haven't shopped at all. I have some bread, which I might just be able to spread with either some olives or some, er, frozen peas.

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  17. What a feast for the eyes!

    And OMG! I'm loving Lucille's suggestion of making yoghurt with evaporated milk. (A tiny confession: I could {read do, often} drink it from the tin!)

    Have duly noted another beautiful rose. You *need* a cutting garden, of course ; )

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  18. Zepherine Drouhin are my favourite roses - we have her at our front porch and in the garden - love that perfume!

    Oh you know I always finish reading your posts with such good intentions to cook and bake to keep...but it nearly always comes to nought. And if I do, I forget to take a photo...must try harder! Lovely colourful post, just what we need in this dreary weather.

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  19. Another great post Sue. Any chance of the biscuit recipe in your list please? Looks just my sort of thing. I echo Diana's wet weather warning and would be most grateful if you could bring some sunshine please! x

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  20. Biscuit recipe has now been added!

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  21. PS Sue - One Lakeland Yogurt maker on it's way to Lancashire. PPS noticed the biscuit recipe thank you. X

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  22. Your flowers made me smile, thanks for sharing them! :)

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  23. What a beautiful post. You brighten a dull day.

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  24. It all looks utterly gorgeous. I am now regarding my own supper with distaste.

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  25. I have a couple of Zéphirines, too! Unfortunately, they're a bit brown and crunchy at the moment. That's a gorgeous combo, and it reminds me that I need to replace my long-gone but beloved lady's mantle. I probably need a cobalt vase, too. Oh okay, and a couple of ginger biscuits...

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