Please rest assured that the aforementioned cookies, courgettes and cheese are not involved in the same dish.
In my possibly never-ending quest to perfect one signature dish and strike a line of victory through one of my self-set 30 before 30 challenges, I have been baking quite often as of late. I’ve got pretty good at cheese scones, tried my hand at oatmeal biscuits, dreamt up some heavenly white chocolate, cranberry and almond cookies, and dabbled in a loaf of courgette bread.
The verdict: The cheese scones, while very good, might not cut it as a signature dish just yet. Oatmeal biscuits are pleasant enough but it’s unlikely that I’ll bother making them again. White chocolate, cranberry and almond cookies are divine. Courgette bread is a source of confusion but very enjoyable served with a cup of tea and a good book. (That said, most things can be improved by the addition of hot beverages and literature.)
I must confess that these cookies pictured aren’t actually the ones I personally baked. The first batch went down so well (read: was demolished within a day) that my sister baked some more the next day.
If you invited someone to a party and they said they’d bring something they had baked, what would you hope it was?
If someone invited you to a party and asked you to take something you had baked, what would you take?