We were prospecting around Asda last night, shopping for snacks for Jef’s day out roleplaying at Concrete Cow, and meandering down the biscuits aisle. He gestured grandly at the boxes of authentic American soft-bake cookies and declared he spurned their goods because my oatmeal and raisin cookies were far superior.
Ah. Time to confess I’d never actually written down the recipe from the last time I’d baked them? No. Time to quickly bake another batch just before he heads off to Wolverton and this time, write down the details!
Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies (original recipe here)
- 50g low-fat margarine or butter
- 50g caster sugar
- 1tbsp runny honey
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- 50g wholemeal flour
- 1tsp baking powder
- 80g porridge oats
- 60g raisins
- Heat oven to 180 C / 160 C (fan assisted) / gas 4. Grease a large baking sheet
- In a large bowl, mix the margarine/butter and sugar together until soft, then beat in the honey.
- Add the egg and cinnamon powder and mix well
- In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, oats and raisins and mix together before adding to the butter mixture.
- Drop heaped dessertspoonfuls of the cookie dough onto the baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden
- Remove them from the oven, they should be golden but will still seem a tiny bit soft to the touch. Leave them on the tray for a minute (this lets them settle slightly) before transferring them to a cooling tray to completely cool. Store in an air tight container.
Me, I’m staying home today to finish my Phase 1 introduction. I thought I had all the pieces in place to finish writing it last weekend but then I realised that although I’ve been blithely talking about dual routes for face recognition all these years, I’d not really covered the history of the debate in enough detail. Plus, in my first research phase I asked people to describe in writing how they would feel about encountering three near-human agents. I’d had plans to ground this in imagined interaction theory but again, my early reading was sketchy and there were some holes to fill in writing this introduction. But it’s very nearly done…