Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Now I’m ready

to post some photos of my Flower Garden blocks. I didn’t want to post after the first one, as, knowing me, I may not have gotten any more made for a while. They are so nice to make, but I definitely need good light. Pip and I compared blocks on our recent get together and she reminded me to get them posted. The funny thing is we were working on the same block, at the same time.

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Any tips on pressing applique?

I also made some VERY yummy biscuits, last week. Also from Pips blog. She had gotten it from another blog. I slightly modified my mixture – I think the last 3 people who have made them, have done the same. 

My version of the recipe for
White Chocolate Gingerbread Biscuits – NZ measurements.
  • 225g of butter 
  • 2  1/2 cups flour
  • 1  1/2 cups brown sugar (next time I will cut this down to 1 cup)
  • 1 large egg, 
  • 1/3 rd cup Golden Syrup
  • 1 cup of white chocolate chips/morsels
  • 1 tsp cinnamon, 2 tsp powdered ginger, 1/4 tsp salt.
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 
  • Cream butter & sugar, add egg & golden syrup. Beat together. Stir in dry ingredients until well blended. Add choc. chips.
  • Roll into balls and bake on tray lined with baking paper 180 deg. 10-12 mins. Check and cook longer if needed.  
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  • I was a bit lazy and made them too big, so next time will cut down a little on the size. I don’t feel so guilty eating them when the bickie is small. :-)
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BillieBee (billiemick) said...

They are excellent, but my favorites are the two middle ones.

Frances Leate said...

Gorgeous blocks Sue with wonderful rich colours. Take care.

Julie said...

OMG these flower garden blocks are amazing! The fabrics are delightful and your work is beautiful!!
I will certainly give thse biccies a try too, yummo!

Linda said...

Your flower garden blocks are stunning. It's apparent that you're a whiz at applique... and at cookie-baking too. Those BIG cookies look yummy! I can admire them no matter what size they are!

Pip said...

I only just finished the two blocks I was making this week, still have to take photos of them. Your blocks are beautiful, it won't be long before you are finished :)

I remember that I found those biscuits really sweet too, after seeing your photos I want to go and make some now, unfortunately (or should that be fortunately) I don't have any butter :(