Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Today's the day I went oat crazy. It first started with me surfing through Nic's food blog - Bakingsheet and coming across her recent Oatmeal Molasses Bread post. It seemed interesting enough and I had the ingredients at hand so I tried making my own loaf.
Hmmm sad to say mine didn't quite turn out as beautiful as hers. I think it's also because I used rolled oats instead of quick cooking oats. You see the white spots? Those are the oats, not flour... But it didn't taste bad at all. Just not too holey as I would have liked. It's rather dense. Maybe I didn't leave it to rise enough? Or maybe there wasn't enough water... I wouldn't know till I try baking it again.
With my oatmeal bread disappointment I just had to bake something else to satisfy my oat craving. What else could I have baked but these:
Yes, I've blogged about these oatmeal raisin cookies before. I made them using Martha Stewart's recipe and they were a hit with my friends and I think Timmy likes it too:
Timmy's a 5-year old my mum babysits in the day time. He's adorable and intelligent and loves eating my baked goods. He's so cute! He actually told me the other day, "Godma Cheryl, when I'm 11, you'll teach me how to bake your brownies". Haha... he's been under my mum's care since he was a baby and I've come to love him as a godson. I adore children... If only I could have some sans the pain! :p Next time, when I have my own kids, I'll train them to cook and bake in the kitchen from young. It's a skill worth cultivating!
Okay enough kid-talk, back to my oatmeal raisin cookies. I love these cookies because of what goes in. This recipe calls for toasted wheatgerm and lots of rolled oats. But I cut down on the sugar because I don't like it too sweet. Besides, the raisins already give it that natural sweetness.
You can find the recipe in my previous post HERE.
Eat more oats people, it's good for you! Crazy oat-loving cheryl, out.