I also bought a few new books for inspiration, Biscuit by Miranda Gore Brown (a finalist from the Great British Bake off),
Surprise Inside Cakes by Amanda Rettke which features loads of projects to create cakes that look good inside as well as out,
and Sprinkle Bakes: Dessert recipes to Inspire Your Inner Artist by Heather Baird so I have lots of delicious bedtime reading!
I was teaching on Saturday so made some lime and lemon macarons, raspberry and rose macarons and then a couple of recipes from Miranda Gore Brown's book - lavender biscuits and Malteser cookies. Both are delicious, but the Malteser cookies are so quick and simple I thought I'd share the recipe here.
M-M-M-Malteser biscuits from Biscuit by Miranda Gore Brown
Makes about 16
85g unsalted butter, softened
100g granulated sugar
125ml plain flour
50g Horlicks original powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
80g Maltesers, chopped in half
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees C (160 fan), gas mark 4 and line two baking trays with baking parchment
- Cream together butter and sugar, add the milk and mix well then stir in the flour, Horlicks, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, salt and Maltesers.
- Dollop desert spoonfuls on to the trays, leaving a good gap between as they spread lots during cooking
- Bake for around 10 minutes unit golden, leave to cool on the trays for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack.