Since September at school Ellie has been learning about World War 2.....She loves doing topics at school and this one has really interested her.
Instead of getting the normal weekly homework she was given a project to do at home. She had to either make a model of an Anderson Shelter, a tank or make a World War 2 recipe.....We decided to go with that option.
We did our research and found a couple of recipes she would like to make....Over half term we went shopping for the ingredients and last weekend we got baking.
We decided to make a oaty biscuit/cookie recipe.
5 oz plain (all purpose) flour
4 oz porridge oats
2 oz sugar
1 tsp baking powder
2 oz lard
2 oz dairy free margarine
2 oz golden syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
We cheated a bit when it came to the dairy free margarine. We just used Stork and we forgot about the Baking powder. Oops.
To make them:
Cream the lard, marg, sugar, vanilla and syrup together until creamy....Add the dry ingredients and mix until it turns into a dough....Roll it out and cut into cookies to about 1 cm thickness. Bake at 170 c for about 15 to 20 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool then store in a airtight container or tin.
Ellie channeled her inner Gordon Ramsay (minus the swearing) and got a little bossy and controlling in the kitchen. She wanted to do everything herself and I let her.....
Do not do what we did and forget to add the golden syrup....I should have realised something was wrong when the dough wasn't sticking together properly....Oops. We got as far as cutting 3 cookies before we realised....lol We just rolled it back up covered the dough in golden syrup and squished it all back together....
We also came to realise that we don't have any round cookie cutters.....We had to use a little cup. We have rabbit shapes, square, stars and even a Wookie shape cutter from when we made Wookie Cookies last year....lol
It really didn't matter....The biscuits turned out really well. They looked good and tasted amazing too!