Come September

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If you look hard enough, there is always some batch of bloggers around the world who have a similar yen to match yours, and with whom you could share the fun from your kitchen.

It’s the National Biscuit Month, as I discovered. Yay. Cookies. That’s the yen that struck me (and matched the Biscuit Month perfectly) after a disastrous experiment with a an unnamed clafoutis some weeks ago. And cookies did I bake. Of course cookies are not entirely classified as biscuits but it often satisifes similar urges.

Some weeks ago on television, while watching Rachel Allen: Bake I realised, if I were to completely ignore my aversion to ‘white’ goods (read ‘maida’), making cookies would really be a breeze.

With that resolution, I decided to experiment with a few basic cookies I know had a potential to become really popular flavours at home.

coffeeSo the first batch was a basic butter, sugar, flour and instant coffee granules. The coffee flavour really deepened as the days passed.

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The second batch (larger than the initial experiment) was oatmeal and peanut cookies. Misshapen and not very sweet, this actually became my favourite.

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The last batch ( I think I assumed chocolate looks good in any size or form) were chocolate chip cookies. Instead of chips I have large hacks from a bar of bitter chocolate. Cocoa in the batter would have really worked here.

But all in a very satisfying baking experience.

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