Monday, 19 May 2008

Recipes and Celebratory Teas!

OK! OK! OK! I bow to public pressure and will share my Choc Chip Bickie recipe!! Tee! Hee! Hee! I shared it with Chookyblue who teased and tempted her blog visitors with a photo of her bickies, too ... and THEN sent them all to harass me for the recipe! That's OK, it's a nice sort of harassment - nice to have some new visitors and commenters on my blog! So, to keep them happy - and to quiet their rumbling tummies!! - here is the recipe!

250g butter, 2 cups sugar, 2 eggs, 3 cups SR flour, dash of salt, splash of vanilla, 1 cup choc chips or sultanas. (makes approximately 7 dozen)

1. Cream the butter and sugar.
2. Add eggs and mix.
3. Add flour, salt and vanilla and mix.
4. Add choc chips and mix through.
5. Divide mixture into small amounts and roll into balls. Place on greased biscuit tray allowing room for biscuits to expand. Flatten slightly with a fork.
6. Cook in pre-heated oven (250 degrees) until golden brown.
7. Remove from tray and cool on rack.

Depending how big you make your bickies, you can get between 7 and 8 dozen out of this recipe - perfect for big (or REALLY hungry!) families, or in my case, I leave a dozen out and freeze the rest to bring out when they're needed (or craved!!). I also tend to divide the bickie dough into two, adding choc chips to half to satisfy my beloved Geek Boy's chocoholic cravings, and I add craisins to my half. They're also great with nuts or sultanas. So, happy baking and let me know how you like them!!

Now, today is also a very special day for me - this is my 50th post!! WOW! Who would've ever thought that a diary-challenged person like me could stick with blogging long enough to post 50 times! I have to say, I've thoroughly enjoyed my entry into the blogging world and have made so many new friends - all of whom are listed on my side bar and their blogs are well worth a visit - or two ... or three ... or daily! Tee! Hee! Hee! I've even had the chance to meet a few in person, which has been wonderful, and I'm looking forward to getting to know even more people in the blogosphere - I love a good chat! And how did I celebrate this momentous milestone?!?!

Yep - a real WILD CHILD, I am!! Tee! Hee! Hee! I curled up in the lounge with a cup of celebratory tea, a couple of bickies and the latest "Homespun" issue, which I hadn't quite got around to reading due to a busy weekend. You can just see Elegant Ella bear in the far left, wondering what I'm up to! BUT ... the OTHER way I'm celebrating 50 posts (with many more to come!) is to thank all of the wonderful people who pop in to visit my blog - especially the ones who leave lovely comments, even if it's just to say "G'day!". So ... I'm saying "THANK YOU" with a prize - everyone who leaves a comment on this post between now and Friday will go into the draw for a Tag Along Teddies pattern of their choice. Just pop across to my web site to have a look - there's something for everyone, from bears (of course!!), to cloth dolls, to wall hangings, an advent calendar, Christmas stockings, Card Kits, pretty stitcheries and practical (but still pretty!!) bags. On Friday I shall find a hat to place people's names in and will get my wonderful Geek Boy to draw two out. So ... get commenting!! Tee! Hee! Hee!

Right now, however, I'm heading back to the lounge room for another cuppa and more "Homespun" reading to celebrate!! Not to mention that on a cold, blustery day like today, curled up with a cuppa and a craft mag in front of the gas heater is DEFINITELY the best pastime to be involved in!! Til next time, happy cooking and commenting - Bear Hugs!



Stina said...

Thankyou...I definetly will try and make this...but do have a question... SR flour...?..whats that...and oh boy large is a cup??? we don´t use this measurments in Sweden...
And of course I would like to join your wonderful giveaway...

Chookyblue...... said...

tell Stina somewhere I have found a cooking conversion website......don't knwo wher but it does exist.......

Now back to the choc chip biscuits........thanks heaps for really is worth that the mix makes so many at once.........

Chookyblue...... said...

oh and congrats on your 50th post.........

mamaspark said...

Ok, Ok, two questions. for those of us in the US, 250grams=how many cups? and what is a sultana?

Thanks for sharing and congrats on your 50th post!

julia said...

congratulations to 50 - in words: fifty - posts!
So far I was a quite quiet reader of your blog, but I really enjoy it ;o)

Jo said...

Congratulations on your 50th post.Im a new visitor to your blog and am enjoying it very much.thanks for the recipe for the bikkies shall have a go at them today.Its great it makes so many, perfect for my family as when I bake everything gets eaten so quickly.Take care and have a great day

Linda said...

Hiya Kris,
Congrats on your 50th post. Sorry I have been a tad slack lately catching up on everyones blogs, I have been busy working on the parasols and paper swap. Also congrats on the new "grown up" job, love the burgundy curtain against the teal walls, and Yum Yum bickies, now I wish I had an oven that worked so I could try them.
Hope you have a wonderful week.
Cheers Linda

Carin said...

Okay I must be the food freak friend here in the USA cause I knew what a sultana was and I weigh flour and stuff when I make bread so the grams thing on the butter is no biggie!

chook said...

congrats on your 50th post
I love to read your blog and was excited to read about Gayndah & Mundubbera
I grew up in Monto and had family in both Gaynadh and Mundubbera

small world hey
hugs Beth

Kerryanne English said...

Woo Hoo.....50 posts... we did it the same week!!

I skip off for a few days and look what confusion. I had a laugh catching up on the events of the weekend and your cooking exploits.

Have to admit, I'm with Geek boy - chocolate chip cookies are the best.

Your new curatins look fab too Kris.


Kerryanne English said...

Me again.... just reading my last post and realised I said 'Jugs' instead of hugs. LOL What's with that!!!

First I 'poop' all over Kelli's blog instead of popping in and now I am give out 'Jugs'....tee hee

So lets try again...

Debbie Lane said...

There are people in the world to whom you have NOT given your bikky recipe??? I find that hard to believe! I do not find it hard to eat them tho mmmmmmmmmm....!


Lynda said...

Hey Kris
Congrats on your 50th post.
I love reading your blog.
It's just like being in your lounge room, so I can catch up (with a cuppa of course) even when I'm busy.

Ann-Maree said...

Hi Kris
Congrats on reaching 50 posts. I love to drop in to your blog and see what you have been up to.

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on your 50th blog post. Thank you for the recipe. They look delicious.

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