The calender says July but frankly the weather is still saying spring (looks like mid winter at times) and to me says curl up on the sofa and have a cup of tea. Today I rather fancied a biscuit to go with that cup of tea.
Several weeks ago Mr Joe suprised me with a copy of Biscuit by Miranda Gore Browne who was a finalist on the first series of The Great British Bake Off. As well as her beautiful biscuits I was also very taken with her shirts. I'd gazed at the book longingly online long before it was published and obviously dropped quite a few unsubtle hints as to how good it looked! Today seemed like a great day to try some of the recipes out.
It's a superb book, lots of different styles of biscuit and with beautiful photographs. I love the stories that go with the recipes and there truly has to be a biscuit for every occasion - there's even a biscuit for adventures, who wouldn't want to make those?
I started with the Twirly-whirly biscuits, a chocolate and vanilla swirl biscuit and decided also to have a go at the Marmite morsels, yummy little Marmite and cheese mouthfuls. The instructions were easy to follow and both sets of biscuits were very yummy indeed. I even managed to take photographs before they were eaten.
One of the (many) great things about both these biscuits is that you can freeze some of the dough for a later date. Don't get me wrong, Mr Joe and I we could easily have finished them all off in one sitting, but, so that our clothes still fit, it's probably not the best thing to do!
I can't wait to try more recipes, you never know, I might yet get to try some of the summer biscuits.