I’m enjoying being back into meal planning mode, and using up many of the items in my cupboard which I receive from my foodie penpals. Hubby even cooked one day last week – Wednesday! It mostly went to plan other than Friday & Saturday. We were out a little late on Friday and by the time we got home I couldn’t be bothered to cook so I just whipped up beans on toast for J (oops) and we had a cheeky takeaway once he had gone to bed (double oops). So on Saturday we had Friday’s meal as I’d already taken the fish out of the freezer. I’m also a little late posting this week as I’ve just been behind in general!
Meal plan w/c 22nd September:
Monday – Pie, homemade chips & beans
Tuesday – Chilli con carne
Wednesday – Chicken tikka masala (using a meal kit from one of my foodie penpals)
Thursday – Pasta (I don’t know what yet – possibly sausage & tomato)
Friday – We’re out for our monthly visit to my Mum’s
I first made these biscuits when I was trying to find something cinnamon to go in one of my foodie penpals parcels. They are totally coated in cinnamon sugar yet it isn’t too overpowering – they are very moreish!
Ingredients (makes approx. 30)
200 g butter
200 g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla (optional)
425 g plain flour
(You will find that this makes more than you need but you can save it for future. You can also add more/less sugar/cinnamon to your taste)
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to gas mark 6/200C/400F.
Cream together the butter & sugar (I did it by hand).
Add the egg and beat well until combined. If you are using vanilla add this also. I find that these biscuits taste lovely without though.
Add the flour and work to a dough.
For the cinnamon sugar – mix the sugar & cinnamon until well combined.
Line a baking tray with baking paper and from the ball of dough, taking a palm sized piece at a time, roll into a ball and then roll in the cinnamon sugar.
Place each ball onto the tray and pat down slightly (they don’t need to be too far apart as this dough doesn’t really spread).
Stamp each biscuit pressing until flat (you may find you need to press a little hard to get the full imprint).
Bake for 8 minutes, until lightly brown around the edges.
Leave to cool for 5 minutes then remove onto a cooling rack.
This is my entry to week 2 of the #GreatBloggersBakeOff2014, theme of biscuits – linking up with Mummy Mishaps.