Kids have been content with books and crayons, fighting and screaming has been towards the lower end of the spectrum for much of the day. After breakfast they decided upon holding a tea party for their toys, and I took the chance to get on with deep cleaning the kitchen.
|bring it on beacons...|
While going through the cupboards I found the electric whisk gadget thing, which sparked the idea to try and make Beacon Hill cookies. I had a go last week, but failed. Eggs weren't nearly stiff enough and I ended up with a burnt puddle of chocolate egg goo stuck to greaseproof paper.
Chucked the chocolate over a pan to melt down while I cleaned the cupboards out, and then set to making them. I'd seen the recipe on 'Cook Yourself Thin' on Channel Four, and really thought they would be a winner for me. I LOVE sweet chocolately nibbles, and do miss a
The fact that these were low cal enough that I could have one with cup of tea and be under 100 cals, that they were wheat free *and* real chocolate screamed my name. I tried the recipe last week with milk chocolate, caster sugar and raisins instead of nuts, and it was a bit rubbish. Grabbed some 70% Divine chocolate, fruit sugar and chopped hazelnuts at Sainsburys last night with the intention of trying again when I had time to spend an hour or five whisking eggs. I've been baking lots again this week, and always feel a bit left out when I watch the rest of the tribe guzzling goodies that I cannot. I'm not struggling, but to have something of my own at snacktime would cheer me up no end.
|nom nom nom...|
Very pleased with them, and having had some chocolate nibbles made resisting the
|inhale, inhale, inhale.. no! Not through your mouth....|