I have done the morning tea baking on a Saturday this week. I found the recipe with a few changes at Chocolate Covered Katie’s blog. I added raisins because I love them and I also doubled the recipe because the quantities of the ingredients looked a bit small. In fact, I should have quadrupled it because I ended up with only 12 cookies and that won’t last us the week. Katie made them smaller and sandwiched them together with a slice of banana in between. If you have counted the cookies in the photo, yes, there are only eleven. Guess where the twelfth is. They taste good, by the way, but don’t overcook them.
I also baked a carrot cake this afternoon and it tasted superb, as do most carrot cakes. Unfortunately I can’t show you it because it is a recipe I produced for a french company I supply recipes and photographs to. Fortunately I made two smaller cakes because I messed up on my first attempt to ice it. It was a layer cake so I sliced it in half and filled it with cream cheese icing and then iced it all over so it looked great. But when I cut a wedge, I realised that the cake was still hot inside and all the filling had melted. Not a good look in a photo. So I abandoned ship, ate the wedge, put the icing in the fridge and will prepare and photograph the other one tomorrow. I also have to make a sweet potato pie tomorrow for the company.
The worry is where all those calories are going to end up. Not on my hips, if my self-control prevails. But I can’t always trust it. That little devil sitting on my left shoulder does shout awful loud sometimes.