Thursday, 21 June 2012
So it's summer school holidays (yeah, a week and a day ago) and Elsa is at home practically stuck to her computer. In an effort to drag her away from her laptop and back to reality again, I decided to have a baking session in order to teach my daughter the essential baking skills that she kinda lacks at the moment.
Not that it's her fault, she's never had a lot of practice before since she burns almost everything. And no one is allowed to be in my kitchen without me lurking in the corners too.
We decided to make this and see what happens. It turns out, we made quite a lot so we decided that she'd bring them to her movie night with her friends at one of their houses.
recipe taken from Bakerella
1 2/3 cups flour
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 oz butter, room temperature
4 oz vegetable shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup milk
Preheat oven to 170C.
Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a bowl, sift together, flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
In another bowl, beat butter, shortening and sugar with a mixer for about 3 minutes.
Add egg and vanilla.
Add half of the flour mixture and half of the milk and mix well. Repeat with remaining flour and milk and mix until combined.
Using a tablespoon, drop batter on baking sheet.
Bake for about 15 minutes each or until pies spring back when pressed gently.
Remove from oven and cool for about five minutes before transferring them to a rack to cool completely.