My boyfriend and I recently invested in a teapot and have started trying out some leaf teas. At the moment we’re on Whittard’s Afternoon blend which is delicious!
But as we all know, you can’t have tea without a bit of something sweet, so I’ve been making these delicious oatmeal and raisin cookies to go with it. It’s dead simple and there’s not too much fat and and sugar in them. Plus the raisins must be one of your five a day.
The recipe source is here, but I tweak it by adding a bit of vanilla.
- Preheat your oven to 180ºC (350ºF, gas mark 4)
- Cream together 85g of room temperature butter (I tend to melt in the microwave to make it easier) and 115g light muscovado sugar.
- Blend in a beaten egg and a teaspoon of vanilla essence.
- Sift in 115g of self raising flour and fold it in until combined.
- Fold in 55g of porridge oats and 170g raisins.
- Splop teaspoon sized dollops onto a tray and bake for 10-15 minutes.
Our oven’s a bit mental so I bake them at 150ºC and turn them round halfway through.
The cookies are lovely straight from the oven but they’ll last for a good few days if you can stop yourself from eating them all at once!
My New Favourite Breakfast!
I love this lemon drizzle cake recipe by HungryJenny on opensourcefood.com. I’ve made it quite a few times now and everyone seems to love it too!
Ingredients3 eggs170g self-raising flour170g sugar, plus extra 1 tbsp170g butter, softenedJuice of one lemonZest of one lemonZest of one lime
How to make Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake
- Heat oven to 180 degrees C.
- Mix the butter and sugar together in a large bowl.
- Add in the eggs, mixing in each one at a time.
- Sift in the flour, then mix in the lemon and lime zest.
- Pour mixture into loaf tin and stick in the oven for about an hour. The top will go golden and you should be able to stick a skewer in and pull it out clean.
- When the cake is done, mix the tbsp of sugar into the lemon juice, prick some holes into the cake and pour the mixture over.
- Leave to cool for as long as possible.
Breakfast: Alpen bar
Lunch: Two chicken and cheese rolls, McCoys cheese and onion crisps, apple, cookie bar
Tea: Hake, chips, mushy peas and bread
Rob’s Mum also bought us Kinder Eggs so they could give the new kitties the capsules to play with and his sister made cookies which I had one of. All washed down with many cups of tea!