Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Mish Mash Biscuits
Yesterday saw a bagful of pre loved wintry clothes for my littlest babe arrive on our doorstep from an old and gracious friend with a refusal to take anything for them...not even a shouted coffee.
Today saw bikkies golden yet still squidgy in the middle come out of the oven. A recipe so mammoth it spawns bazillions of them.
A scan of ye olde pantry in search of three bags of chocolate chips (oh yes my friends...3 bags!!!) was fruitless and hence a "mish mash" of said chips, sultanas and nuts became the order of the day.
Roll, squish down with a floured fork and pop in the oven. Repeat....many, many times.
We filled our bikkie tin to the brim, popped some in a container for Papa Bear to take to work and share, some for a lovely friend and her wee one and a huge tin for my gracious bubba clothes bearing friend and her four monkeys. Biscuits ahoy!
Now let's see if she can refuse these!
Choc Bit Biscuits
500g butter (at room temperature)
1 and 1/3 cups of castor clothes
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
395g tin of condensed milk
5 cups of self raising flour, sifted
3 x 250g packets choc bits (or a "mish mash"
or chocolate, nuts and dried fruit)
Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add condensed milk while beating. Transfer to large bowl. Add flour and choc bits (and nuts, fruit etc.) and mix with a wooden spoon until well combined....and your biceps resemble Mrs. Obama's!) Roll heaped teaspoons into balls and squish a floured fork into them to flatten them slightly. Bake for 18-20 minutes until light golden, swapping trays after 10 minutes. Gobble copious amounts of them cause there are soooo many to share!