Very often I’m asked: What do you do with everything you bake? Do you eat it all yourself?
Dear person who thinks I’m a dessert-inhaling monster, this post is for you.
I love baking. But you already knew that about me.
Here’s what I love more: happy people eating and (usually!) appreciating what I’ve baked.
When I bake something, I usually taste it, photograph it, and then put it into a big box to share with the happy people I work with.
The cookies/pies/cupcakes/tarts are tasted and I receive critical feedback, big smiles, bakery-opening advice, and general happiness in return.
It’s lovely sharing good food with wonderful people.
This is what happened when I handed a few people a peanut butter cookie on a dreary Monday afternoon. I call it the peanut butter cookie effect. (How very scientific of me, I know. Aren’t you proud Mom? ) Take a look.
If that’s not happy-making I don’t know what is!
Also happy-making- My aunt just sent me my Advent chain presents. Every year for as long as I can remember she gives me 25 presents – one to open every day from 1st December to Christmas. How amazing is that? I love her.
Take a look at the heap!
Now for some happy news for you all, my darlings.
The awesome folks over at Hilton, Mayur Vihar have some discount vouchers they want to give you!
Here’s what you could win:
1. 15% discount on the Sunday Brunch at Cafe On 3, DoubleTree by Hilton, Mayur Vihar
2. 20% discount at Roadhouse Bar and Grill, DoubleTree by Hilton, Mayur Vihar
3. 20% discount at Infinity, Hilton Mayur Vihar
To win, just leave me a comment telling me what’s your favourite thing to cook/bake during Christmas. So simple, no?
Entries will be accepted till 9th December, 2012. 3 winners will be announced right after.
Oh and if you’re in the mood for those delicious flour-less peanut butter cookies, made with only 3 ingredients (crazy, right?) that everyone is smiling about, then here’s the recipe
3-ingredient flour-less peanut butter cookies
Recipe (slightly adapted) from: Laura’s Sweet Spot
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 8 mins
Makes: 24 medium cookies
255g creamy peanut butter
225g caster sugar
1 large egg
1. Preheat the oven to 180º C and line two baking trays with parchment.
2. Mix the peanut butter, sugar, and egg together in a bowl. Scoop out tablespoons of the cookie dough and roll between your palms to form rough balls. Place on the baking trays and then gently press down on each ball with the back of a fork (twice) to form criss-cross lines. Make sure there is enough space between each cookie, as they expand a bit while baking.
3. Bake for 8 minutes and then leave on the tray till completely cool before eating. This is important because the cookies are too soft to handle when they’re hot.