I am not known for my patience.
The only thing I am remotely patience about is baking.
That is all you are getting.
Pish. Don’t look at me like that. I bake you things. Hmph.
On Thursday, as you might recall, I had 1 lab report and 1 assignment due.
I had not baked since Sunday.
The baking urge was there and making its self known.
Boy, was it making its self known.
You see, I am an addict.
I am addicted to baking.
Baking is to me what breathing is to normal people.
On 9pm on Thursday I said bugger off! to my unfinished assignment* and then preceded to bake.
IT. WAS. GLORIOUS.
What did I do today?
Though, I deem it to be more slightly acceptable because I was actually baking for a baking order so I had to bake.
Now? I smell like cookies. Is it wrong that I am so so tempted to nibble on my hand?
Oh so, so tempted to nibble my hands.
I baked 50 cookies. 50 OF THEM. I am a cookie machine! Do cookie machines still get to have an achy back from baking too much? Mel does. D: Actually my back has been achy for a while.
The only question is to what?
Peach slice- (Original Recipe. Adapted by Mel.)
200g butter cubed.
1/2 cup castor sugar.
2 cups self-raising flour.
1 egg beaten.
1-2 tablespoon milk.
410g canned peaches and/or chopped peaches.
1/2 cup (ish) Juice and/or canned peach syrup.
Preheat oven to 190°C or 374°F.
Place the butter into a bowl with the self-raising flour. Rub the butter in so the mixture resembles breadcrumbs and has no obvious butter lumps.
Add the egg and the milk into the butter-flour mixture. Mix together to form a dough.
Pack 2/3 of the dough mixture into a baking paper lined square (or similar) tin.
Place the peaches and the juice on top of the packed down dough mixture.
(The more juice and peaches you have, the more ‘moist’ it will be. Careful though, too much and the base won’t cook.)
Dot the remaining pastry on top.
Sprinkle raw sugar on top of the topping. This will give a bit more crunch.
Whack it into the oven for 20mins or until as ‘brown’ as you like it.
After it’s cooked, cut it up and sieve some icing sugar on the top if you wish.
The alternative is to not bother cutting it up, dollop some ice cream on top and just eat it straight out of the pan.
You know, that works too.
And now? I really should study.
*I did actually end up finishing my assignment. I got stuck on the last question and then the lecture told us in the lecture when it was due, not to bother about the last question because we hadn’t covered it in class! I then decided to think about jellyfish to spite him. I don’t think he noticed.