Moving, cleaning, organizing, setting up Oh! yes been a hectic schedule from past one month...Yes I moved into a new home the beginning of December and I had no net connection and my house was not a home with things lying around everywhere and It's been so hectic, kids having their exams so help from their side was almost nil, so H and me had more share of work to do, Of course kids would bring in stuff when I packed everything, with this I had to sort out my kitchen so I could stir out something and eat, I did a bit of baking, I had a Electric cooker, I was scared to bake in it, but felt good when I baked, I thought baking much quicker than the Gas cooker, but my stove top cooking took long so last week I changed the cooker back to Gas. well, I am getting there.., sorting out everything.., tired long hours of hard work.
Oops let me stop here, I think you all know about SRC - The Secret Recipe Club by this time, started by Amanda now co-hosted by Jane, Tina, Angela and Tami.
I have been a good girl and promptly participating every month without missing..., I am in Group C and Angela of Big Bears wife being our hostess had assigned me to Josie's Kitchen, A very lovely blog, Josie - I liked the way she writes, so homely I thought, she writes and blogs about all the things about her family, food and the way she enjoys cooking, baking and even her mishaps which makes it more nice, I being a vegetarian had very few options in her kitchen, so I looked into her baking section (well I think you know by now I love baking, can't help it) the first thing which caught my attention was her Pumpkin flan, as I always If I am going to try anything from anybodies blog, I like to try their family recipe or their original recipes, and this she says is her family recipe, but the thing missing was the flan tin which I couldn't find it anywhere here (I only searched nearby my place! around 10 miles), then I loved her Rainbow cake it's beautiful with so many colours, hats of to her patience, she says she uses her Dominican Recipe for this cake, well, I never dared to venture that as I was short of time and above all patience.., So as you can see I made these Orange and Ginger cookies - funny thing, I seem to get stuck to orange all the time, I have to post a few of them which are in my draft, and did I regret nope, I baked them enjoyed every bit of it, so delicious they were, My kids first holiday cookies....Only I did make a few changes to the recipe not much but a tiny twist.
As it said Orange and I saw all these oranges lying around in my kitchen basket I just decided why not use the oranges so here is my recipe..., Please do not laugh at my photographs as it is very late in the night and I couldn't do anything better in my mobile phone camera, If you want to know the truth JUST BAKE IT....ORANGE AND GINGER COOKIES - EGGLESS
Recipe Source: Josie's Kitchen adapted with minimal changes
4 oz butter
1 3/4th Cup Self Raising flour
2/3rd cup Sugar
1 tbsp Dried Ginger
Pinch of Salt
1/2 Cup Golden Syrup
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 Egg (which I omitted)
Orange Rind from One Orange
9 slices of Terry's Orange chocolate
I made a Orange syrup Kind of I really don't know what to call this, I took one orange grated the rind then sliced of the white skin from the orange then sliced them into thin rounds. Took a thick vessel added one cup of sugar and one cup of water then added these Orange circles into it and boiled them for around 1/2 an hour in a low flame, and kept aside to cool.
Preheat the oven to 325 degree F/Gas mark 3
In a large bowl I took the grated rind of orange, sugar, Golden syrup, Dried Ginger, melted Butter, salt and Baking soda mixed them well together.
Then from the Orange syrup I took out the Orange segments added them into the bowl and mixed them thoroughly kind of mashed them not too much though.
Then chopped Terry's Orange chocolate added them to the bowl with the self raising flour, mixed them thoroughly
Lay a butter paper/Baking parchment on a Baking sheet and put a spoonful of the batter with giving 2 and 1/2'' apart as this spreads!
(The first time I baked I hadn't given not too much space and even spread them a bit, was a little mess, they spread so big)
Keep an eye on them bake around 8 to 10 minutes and take it out to cool down
Not to worry they peel out nicely., may be a little bit sticky, might be because of the fresh fruit in it, and the cookies were quite a bit on the softer side.
Next time I want to bake with whole wheat flour may be a bit extra flour and may be they might turn out harder, but nonetheless the cookies were damn good and with a Gorgeous smell.
I was careful the next time, just a dollop of the batter and baked them.... they came out cute.., but none was left when I came back to take photos!.
The biggest culprit was H, as it was more on the sweeter side, he couldn't resist, I know all of them would be gone by morning as they holidays and they are sitting and watching a movie..
Thanks Josie your Holiday cookies were enjoyed by family and friends hoping to make these soon and take it to my sis for christmas party.....
Here are a few of my favourite things baked my lovely blogging buddies from our team of SRC... check out...
c you soon with an other recipe soon.....