What did I tell you? Sunday has come around once again and I spent a bit of time baking. This weekend I did actually bake two different things but I’m only going to talk about the one I’ve tried (the other I won’t be eating until tomorrow and want to get a ‘cut’ picture). With the number of people available to try my baking getting bigger, one batch of baking wasn’t enough (so you might find me talking more about two bakes). I let Mr W decide what this bake was going to be (well I gave him three choices to choose from knowing he would go for this).
Now you see, Mr W and I do like our cookies. In particular, cookies made using our favourite recipe (I do let Mr W bake sometimes). It’s a recipe that I’ve got in an old Good Food cookbook. It is actually for Smarties cookies but we’ve adapted the recipe depending on what we’ve fancied. Particular favourites have been made using Daim bars and dolly mixtures (jelly sweets removed and long before Asda released their version). Last month I asked Mr W to bake me a giant cookie for my birthday using some Twix Mix (yummy). This time round it was made using fudge. Not Fudge chocolate, or proper fudge that you can buy when you go anywhere touristy in Britain, but a bag of fudge chunks that you can find in the baking aisle. I admit, not very exciting (not like the other bake) but they were what I had in the cupboard.
The great thing about this recipe is that they are so quick and easy to make. The quantities of ingredients are quite easy to remember as well. Although they are meant to have Smarties (or other chocolate/sweet in them), I think they will taste delicious without these in them. The use of light brown sugar gives it a subtle toffee like flavour and combined with the addition of a little golden syrup, a moist, chewy texture. A winning cookie in my opinion. My only negative on this bake was that I didn’t spread the cookies out far enough meaning that 3 of them merged together slightly. Although this did mean I had ‘reject cookies’ so got a taster today. Also, try to let them cool slightly before transferring to the wire race. In the past when I transferred them straight away I’ve found that they’ve fell apart.
100g butter, softened
100g light brown sugar
1tbsp golden syrup
150g self raising flour
85g fudge chunks (or any other addition you fancy. Chop into small pieces)
1. Pre-heat oven to 160C. Set out two baking sheets.
2. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in golden syrup. Mix in half the flour and ensure combined together (will be getting to a dough consistency). Stir in the fudge chunks and the remaining flour. Use your hands to ensure all the dough comes together. Divide the dough into 14 balls and place on the baking sheets. Make sure there is enough space in between them as they will spread. Flatten slightly.
3. Bake in the oven for around 12 minutes until the edges are golden. Allow to cool on the tray for 5 minutes before carefully transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.