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03 November 2012 @ 04:37 pm
Adventures in Baking Vol III  
Today, I made Monte Carlos. They tasted OK. But they didn't really turn out the way they were supposed to!






ALL THE INGREDIENTS GET TOGETHER FOR THE OBLIGATORY CLASS PHOTO.



So. Put an egg, 185g of butter, half a cup of brown sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla essence in a bowl and beat the fucking crap out of it.



Until it looks like this. Then you can show mercy.



In two batches (one batch thou shalt not do, unless one is then to proceed to two. Three batches thou shalt not reach. Four batches is RIGHT OUT) sift in 1 and a quarter cups of self raising flour, half a cup of plain flour and half a cup of shredded coconut. I may have the flour quantity wrong. Idk. It might actually be three quarters of a cup of plain flour.



Teaspoon the mixture out, roll into ovalish balls and put on some baking paper on a tray. Oh yeah. And preheat to 180c. Squash the tops a little and then mess their shit up with a fork. What Not To Do: make them this big. These = too big.



They only want about 5-10 minutes in the oven. Lay them on a tray to cool. Yeah. Look how fat this motherfucker is. Too. Big.



Blend half a teaspoon of vanilla essence, 60g butter and .... like a cup of icing sugar. I think. It might be half a cup. When it's lovely and blendy, add a couple of teaspoons of milk.



Spread half the biscuits with this butter cream stuff, and the other half with raspberry jam and then put them together! Omg funtimes amazingly happy super zomg.




YER DONE!
 
 
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Daughter of Eve: Playful Kiss: Ohani {Alphabet!}princess_narnia on November 3rd, 2012 01:01 pm (UTC)
These look lovely, Lauren! :D Bet they are wonderful at tea time. ♥ And you're a dab hand at taking pics of the food too. Everything looks superb.

I recently joined a baking comm here at LJ. Figured I'd check out recipes for cupcakes and things. I've slowly been getting back to baking a few bits and bobs. My mum's the maestro in the kitchen but I try, hehe. :)
Lauren: Clint/Natashaeowyn on November 4th, 2012 10:11 am (UTC)
They were pretty good, Pascha! Thanks!

What sorts of things are you baking?
Maiden of the Moon: Fairy danceladyithildiel on November 3rd, 2012 01:45 pm (UTC)
I can't cook to save my life, admittedly, but between you and Rena's recipes...perhaps I ought to consider starting-to bake sweets mainly,lol!:p

These look yummy!!!!!!:D
Lauren: Jayneeowyn on November 4th, 2012 10:12 am (UTC)
I only cook easy-peasy stuff, lol.
Atanone: 15atanone on November 4th, 2012 09:25 am (UTC)
looks very yummy *her mouth is watering hardly*
Lauren: Physicseowyn on November 4th, 2012 10:13 am (UTC)
Ta! They turned out pretty well!
Atanone: 15atanone on November 4th, 2012 12:21 pm (UTC)
I skipped the baking this weekend,cause it's my parent's 56th anniversary,so they said they'll care for some cake :)
Lauren: Antilleseowyn on November 5th, 2012 10:34 am (UTC)
Oooh what kind? I know it'll be delicious!
Atanone: 13atanone on November 5th, 2012 03:16 pm (UTC)
They bought a pineapple cake,it was quite good for a bought one :) Of course homemade is homemade ;)
Александр Викторович Шлапакaleksandr1108 on October 4th, 2015 11:08 am (UTC)