Friday, 2 July 2010

Crunchies

Gift: The WI Book of BiscuitsDSCF7249

Recipes: Crunchies

Verdict? Addictive! This gift was a big surprise and it is precious as well – it was my Granny’s for many years and I feel guilty for receiving such a delicious book of hers! Dotted through the book were bright pink post-it notes from my Granny, telling me which cookies she had tried, which worked, what amendments to make etc. I am excited to get through her list of recommendations and trying some of the more unusual biscuits from this book – Curly Peter anyone? Napoleon Hat? In the mean time, I’m sure these will be made again!DSCF7254Arguably all cookies are simple – but these really are. After simply melting the golden syrup and butter, all the dry ingredients are just poured in. At first the ratio of ingredients seems far too dry, but a good old mix and everything is good. Another positive on this recipe? It makes a lot a cookies! Although the dough is pretty good so this number does go down a little ;)DSCF7261   Straight out of the oven these are delightfully soft and chewy. The next day they will be crunchier round the edges but still have a soft and sweet middle. Tempted enough? Here’s the recipe…DSCF7294

9 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those crunchies look wonderful! An interesting book. My grandmother baked for the WI market in Belper, Derbyshire. She is still a WI member, but has stopped baking for them...

Cheers,

Rosa

English Mum said...

Wow, these look fabulous. They look like the perfect 'shove the kids out the door in the morning with a biscuit' type recipe for me. Thanks, Lucy!

Faith said...

That sounds like a great book! This recipe sounds divine, I love the coconut in them!

Poires au Chocolat said...

Looks good - I think we used to make a recipe fairly similar to this when I was little. I once went to a WI cake decorating class when I was little - I'm afraid to say it was a little dull...

dinnersanddreams.net said...

It looks like a very easy recipe. I adore oat cookies. These look enchanting!

George@CulinaryTravels said...

These look fantastic. I love the addition of coconut.

elra said...

What a delicious sounding crunchies Lucy.

Ash said...

These look so so good!! Especially with the coconut. I love oat and coconut combo's!!

Sugar Plum Fairy said...

Charming book!
And even more charming biscuits!
Greetings from Poland. :]