A Lesson on Reading Recipes

A lesson on reading recipes.
Tip #1 Read them.
Tip #2 See tip #1.

I have left the blog as it was originally written for reasons you will see.

Caramel Cornflake Biscuits

A quick and easy Sunday afternoon treat.

You will need:

  • 125g butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/2 cup castor sugar (as I write this I realise that I didn’t put this in!!!!!! Live drama here folks. Ok, I will persist with what I DID do)
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 3 cups cornflakes
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped mixed nuts (I added almonds and pecans)

Ok, so the recipe told me to:

Melt the butter over low heat, add sugar(s)…This should have been a clue. Stir until well combined.
Add coconut, lightly crushed cornflakes, lightly beaten egg and nuts: Mix well.

Place teaspoonfuls (oh not again…so I read tablespoons – a lot is making sense now) of mixture on lightly greased oven trays, press mixture together with fingers. Bake in moderate oven for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown. Leave for a few minutes, remove with a spatula, cool on wire rack.

Makes about 30 biscuits.

PicMonkey Collage

This is what I did:

Forgot the castor sugar. Hmmm, this mixture looks a little runny. Add more coconut. Put tablespoonfuls on tray. Press mixture together a little. Watch them cook. Why are they not spreading? Take them out of oven. I was not expecting them to look like this. Taste one. Mmmmm, delicious. Not too sweet. Not remotely caramelly.

Ok, so these are not the ones that Nana made. But they’re mine, and when they first came out of the oven they were pretty delicious actually. A day later though, they were a soggy mess. Perhaps next week I will attempt to make these as they were intended!  Watch this space.

Read the recipe people! Please!

Kath and Kate x

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6 Responses to A Lesson on Reading Recipes

  1. Penny Newsome says:

    Haha you make me laugh Kate Elizabeth. I absolutely love your blogs and can’t wait for next recipe. I hope to have a go of the choc roughshod sometime this week

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  2. kathandkate says:

    I’m hopeless Penny! I’m surprised anything ever turns out…perhaps i need to check the prescription on my glasses. The choc roughs are one of my favourites! Xx

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  3. Audrey says:

    I once made cookies with no flour. Instead of flour I used powdered sugar and didn’t notice the difference. the cookies melted and spread over the entire pan into a giant gooey rectangular crispy pancake thingy. I decided not to make cookies for awhile.

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  4. Carl says:

    We all make our share of mistakes. I make enough that I have a tag on my blog called “delicious mistake”. It describes those situations where it didn’t turn out as it was supposed to, but it still tastes great.

    BTW, your tips on reading recipes are great. 🙂

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