Saturday, March 1, 2008

Orange Oaties

For the last few days, my luck with baking seemed to have run out. I baked chocolate cookies, but added too much baking powder so had to throw the whole lot away. My meringue took so long to cook I finally lost patience and gave up on the sticky undercooked mini-pavlova. Now, after several of these failures, here comes a beautiful success.



To make this blend of crispy oats and buttery cookies, beat 60 gm butter and 60 gm caster sugar until light and fluffy. Add 1 egg white and 2 tbsp orange juice and mix until smooth. Finally mix in 90 gm flour and a pinch of baking powder.

Now take small balls of this mixture, and roll into a plate of oats to coat both sides. Flatten slightly and arrange on a greased baking tray. Press an almond in the centre of each cookie and bake in an oven preheated to 180C for about 15 minutes.

Let them stay on the baking sheet for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool (of course, this is optional. You can finish them all while still warm!)

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