- 1 pound all-purpose flour (about 3 1/2 cups)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 13 to 16 ounces buttermilk (depending on the consistency of the buttermilk)
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There’s no better accompaniment for a hot pot of tea than this gingerbread from Rachel Allen.
OHHH YESSSS….These Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are possibly up there as my very favourites. This is a perfect day for some cosy baking. Let me know how you get on.. see Recipe below from my book Rachel’s Everyday Kitchen , @harpercollinsire @harpercollinsuk #baking #cosy #cosybakingday #doublechocolate #doublechocolatechip #doublechocolatechipcookies Makes 20 large cookies-never enough
225g butter, softened
325g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
75g cocoa powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
¼ tsp salt 175g dark chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 175’C.
Line 3 baking trays with parchment paper .
Place the butter in a mixing bowl and beat until very soft. Add in the sugar and beat to mix well. Continue to beat and add the eggs in one by one followed by the vanilla extract. Sift in the sifted flour, cocoa powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt and mix in until combined.
With wet hands, form the dough into balls the size of a golf ball (or use 2 soup spoons to scoop onto the tray) . Arrange on the tray , about 6 or 7 on each tray, leaving space for the cookies to spread.
If you’re using a fan oven, cook all three trays at once (at 150’ FAN ‘C). Cook for 9-11 minutes until they look slightly cracked on top. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes, then remove from the tray and place on a wire rack to cool completely. PS- You can just bake a few and keep the cookie dough in the fridge rolled up into a salami shape in parchment paper, then slice to bake when you fancy. 🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪
In a large bowl, toss the sliced bananas, the chopped nectarines or peaches, whichever you are using, and the quartered strawberries with one tablespoon of the caster sugar and the lemon juice. Divide between individual bowls, adding a few blobs of the mascarpone or whipped cream, whichever you’re using, to each one.
Next, make the caramel to go on top. Place the 100g (3ƒoz) caster sugar in a small to medium saucepan on a medium heat and stir. It will begin to look lumpy and sandy, but don’t worry – just keep stirring. Eventually, it will become viscous, turning from golden to a rich caramel colour. Altogether, this can take up to about 12 minutes.
Using a spoon, carefully drizzle all the caramel over the mascarpone or whipped cream, whichever you’re using, and over the fruit. Set aside for about five minutes, just to allow the caramel to cool and set hard, then serve.