Making cookies and making the most of the weather

A quiet, domestic kind of day here today.

As I mentioned a couple of days ago, small person had decided we should have a Roald Dahl tea party today. When I asked her this morning what goodies we should make for the tea she replied – ‘giant cookies with chocolate chunks’.   ‘Anything else?’, ‘no’, was the reply.

Well that was easily managed:


The recipe was a simple one:

70g soft brown sugar

70g caster sugar

125g butter

1 egg

175g plain flour

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

200g of chocolate chunks (we used a mix of milk and plain chocolate – 100g bar of milk and the same of plain chocolate roughly cut in to chunks)

Method was to cream the butter and sugar, add the egg, mix in the flour, add the bicarb, give a good mix, add the chocolate chunks (keeping some back to press in to the top of each cookie), spoon blobs of the mixture on to a greased baking tray, press down, add further chocolate chunks and bake for 12 minutes at 190 in a pre-heated oven.

Remove from oven when done and allow to cool just long enough so that you don’t burn your mouth.

These were really delicious.

Small person and OH then when off to play in the park while I got on with cooking roast beef for dinner tonight.

It was also a washing kind of day as the weather was glorious – and we haven’t had enough sunny days like today lately.


Meal plan for the week:

Today:  Roast beef, roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, cabbage, carrots and gravy

Monday:  Fish pie

Tuesday:   Chilli

Wednesday:  Pasta and sauce with soft cheese, ham, spring onions and tomatoes

Thursday: Leek and potato soup and homemade soda bread

Friday:  Homemade fish and chip night.

I do hope you all had a great weekend.

Until tomorrow…


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