A couple of days ago one of the blogs I follow had a recipe for Christmas Cherry Ripe Biscuits. It sounded too delicious! So I had to take a peek.
Yummy, yummy, yummy - all my favourite ingredients!
The recipe is as follows:
125gm softened butter
1/2 cup raw sugar (I didn't have raw, so I used brown sugar)
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg, beaten (I didn't beat - just shoved it in with all the above and beat the mixture well)
Finally, mix in:
3 tbls glace cherries
1/2 cup choc chips
1/2 cup dessicated coconut
3/4 cup self raising four )
3/4 cup plain flour ) I didn't have plain flour, so I used 1 1/2 cups of s/f flour
|The rest of the ingredients ready to be mixed in the bowl.|
But, this is where I changed the method. Instead of putting it into the oven to bake at 180oC until they were light golden in colour I put it in my preheated solar oven.
|Batch # 2 - plus two eggs I'm hard boiling for tuna salad tonight|
|RMan couldn't wait - he swiped one off the tray whilst I was putting the next batch in... :-)|
10 minutes work in the kitchen, then let the sun take over and this is the result - brown, crispy and delicious! This is definitely a keeper!
The only electricity I used was my hand held blender, for 3 minutes, which beat the butter, egg, sugar and vanilla together!
But, it's a funny thing - I prefer the cool of winter to the (sometimes overbearing) heat of summer. However, this year I am looking forward to hot sunny days and cooking more and more in my solar oven. Watch this space for more eco-friendly recipes... :-)