It’s been absolutely ages since I had a good baking sess with Megs. I am not that great at it though occasionally I do surprise myself, and so baking with her is a great shield if its not perfect, and we always have fun in the process too which is wonderful. It is something we tried to do weekly when she was at home with me, purely because she loves it so much and it is an opportunity to talk and be creative as well as having some half decent tasty treats in the house. And so whilst she was off school this week and when she was feeling better and getting bored of Netflix, I ensured her hands were washed well (twice) and we got our bake on!
Iv’e said it before but Autumn/Winter makes me feel a need for more spice and warmth in my life, with the likes of cinnamon and ginger making an appearance for flavours and fragrances around the home. And so as the suggestion to bake slipped out of my mouth I automatically found myself fancying giving ginger biscuits a go (hoping they would be a success), and after a quick look on Pinterest I found a recipe that was both easy and thankfully only required the ingredients I had in saving the stress of searching for something else (Phew)!
I am a bit weird when it comes to baking or things that require measuring out for cooking as I don’t have any scales in my kitchen (true story). When I cook I make it up as I go along unless I can use cups or a jug and so with baking, I always look for a recipe done in “Cups”…this way I can scoop it out and bung it in the bowl. I honestly will disregard a recipe if it is in anything but cups!! As I write this I think maybe kitchen scales would be a good gift this Christmas? Who knows what delights i’ll create then. Anyway I digress, here is the recipe I went with that was so easy and successful, and its in cups…
Megs and I had a lovely time laughing, giggling, chatting, measuring and mixing. It was lovely though she hadn’t been well to be able relive those life at home days again and have her mostly as herself as oppose to shattered from school every evening and rushing to do dinner. Oh, and the biscuits weren’t all bad either…VERY tasty and very impressed with the results…nothing like making the best of a bad situation with some chewy gingery treats to show for it!