Friday, November 17, 2006
Good, but not good enough
Cookies 1,001 Mouthwatering Recipes From Around the World Copyright 2004
¾ cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 large egg yolks
¾ cup old-fashioned oats
6 oz semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons butter, cut up
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Butter an 11x7-inch baking pan. Sift the flour and salt into a medium bowl. Beat the butter and brown sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer at high speed until creamy. Add the egg yolks, beating until just blended. I added a dash of vanilla too. Mix in the dry ingredients and oats. Firmly press the mixture into the prepared pan to form a smooth, even layer. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until firm to the touch. Cool completely in the pan. Chocolate Frosting: Melt the chocolate and butter in a double boiler over barely simmering water. Spread the chocolate mixture over and let stand for 30 minutes until set. Cut into bars.
It's been awfully quiet around here. I hope that blog readers are just busy and not bored. I have to admit that cooking has not been my primary activity lately. There's just too much going on this time of year.
This was a test run of a candidate for this year's cookie trays. At first, I thought these bars were too greasy and not firm enough but I enjoyed them after refrigerating them. They won't be on my Christmas cookie trays but they didn't go to waste. I think I've eaten 3/4 of the pan by myself in just 5 days.
I bought this book after enjoying the cake version (Cakes: 1,001 Classic Recipes from Around the World) so much. It's much the same but not quite as exciting and mouth-watering as the cake version.
A Blast From The Past: Snickerdoodles from last Christmas. These are definitely going on my cookie trays again.
Question of the Day: Is anybody reading this?