On Monday I got a call at work from someone who wanted to commission me to bake a batch of cookies for his step dad's birthday. He offered to give $60 to our Tsunami Relief Fund (an amount which will be doubled due to our employer kindly matching all donations until this Friday), if I was up for the challenge. To make it more interesting, he told me his step dad, living in the US, is actually English. This gave me a perfect excuse to bake a British-centric batch of biscuits. Hence, last night, I was busy creating Flapjacks, Garibaldis, Ginger Nuts and All-butter Shortbread. Briefly, the result looks like this:
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Slightly more detailed posts about these cookies, complete with recipe links, might be published sometime in the future. Maybe Garibaldi's, which we renamed Squashed Fly Biscuits when we were kids, need a little further explanation! (Do they exist in the US?). I had my work cut out for me yesterday because as well as making all these biscuits, I was whipping up a batch of Potato Fennel Soup with Rosemary Scones for a Soup Kitchen we're having at work today for another one of our Tsunami fund raising schemes. I think I might need a little bit of a lie-in once this week is over...
Head here to find links to the recipes I used for Garibaldi's, Butter Shortbread, Flapjacks & Gingernuts. Cookie Commission