The aim was to bake a batch of my “famous” oatmeal drop cookies (terrible pics but good recipe :)) to make 3 gifts. One batch yields about 36 cookies and I package 12 of them in a clean coffee glass jar with ribbons and labels to prettify.
This happened two weeks ago and I learnt a few valuable lessons
1. Don’t try to multi-task
I’m sure I just popped out of the kitchen to quickly do something in the study…
2. Taste a cookie first to make sure nothing strange happened.
I delegated a batch of baking to the nanny because this recipe has been impossible to mess up (til now!). A big batch was packaged and given to friends.
And then I tasted one of the remaining biscuits the day after and it was tasteless. OOPS! I sent a text to my friend to apologise and set about making a new batch which thankfully, was exactly as it should be. Yummy and moreish.
3. Measure out double batches of your dry ingredients
This is a good lesson that always works for me. As I’m messing up my kitchen anyway with flour, baking powder, etc. I measure out 2 – 3 sets of the dry ingredients so when I want to bake I just toss those in the mixing bowl, add the wet ingredients, mix and we’re all ready.
Because of that burnt batch, I had to make a second one. Not that it went to waste or anything As I said, the biscuits are yummy!
Let my silliness be a lesson to you though – stay in the kitchen and organise a cupboard or something.
Don’t let your biscuits burn!