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Baking up a storm June 29, 2010

Posted by Sarah in baking, business, butter, cookies, custom order, food, home made, kings cross, oats.

Some shots of the baking I’ve been doing this week to prepare for tomorrow’s Catering job:

Spiced Orange and Cardamon Cookies

Chocolate and Oat Cookies

Double chocolate brownies

Cut-out cookies January 28, 2010

Posted by Sarah in baking, butter, cookies, food, home made.
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Today was definitely a cookie making day.  J was home sick, it was dark and stormy outside, and I was busy working away on some upcoming projects.

I bought some great new cookie cutters when I was on holiday in San Francisco in May last year.  Until today I still hadn’t used them, so this afternoon I pulled them out and happily stamped away at the dough.

The copper Chicken and Rabbit are part of a set of Easter cutters that were on a great special.  The copper is just lovely, quite strong and solid.  The Bear, Hummingbird and Squirrel were all bought from the same store, as momentos from my holiday.

I used Nigella Lawson’s recipe for Butter Cut Out Cookies, from her cookbook How to be a Domestic Goddess.  I added a touch of mixed spice to the recipe for added flavour.  I’m not much of an icing fan, so they’re going to remain unadorned.  I think they’re perfect just the way they are.

I popped tiny pieces of foil over the Hummingbird beaks to stop them from browning too quickly – it worked a treat!