A brief hello from me
Hello everyone. I haven’t blogged for ages but now I’m blogging again today. My name is Grace, founder of Dotty Cards.
Today is part of the Easter holidays. I’m kind of enjoying my Easter holidays but also they can sometimes drag on a little bit too long.I have been trying to keep myself busy though. I’ve done some baking as I received talking scales from my parents for Christmas last year.
I enjoy baking as I find it very rexaxing. I feel that I can be quite independant most of the time except for when things get put in the oven. I need a bit of help with that as I can’t see the numbers on our oven. This Easter, I baked some biscuits. I use a really good recipe that I found online somewhere. My family and I loved the biscuits that I made the first time so that’s why I decided to repeat the recipe. I did it last Saturday when my Aunt came around and we had time in the garden together. I had really missed her as we worked out that I hadn’t seen her for over five years.
The biscuit recipe that I used
- 1 egg
- 100 g butter at room temperature
- 100 g Caster sugar
- 275 g Plain flour
- Two baking trays lined with grease proof paper
- Extra flower so you can dust the surface when rolling out the dough. It can also be helpfull to dist the rolling pin with flower too.
- Biscuit cuuters of any shape
- Cream the sugar and butter together in a mixing bowl. Make sure tha the butter and sugar are well mixed together to avoid lumps of sugar or butter at the bottom of the mixing bowl.
- Stir in the egg.
- Measure out your flour and stir into the mixture slowly. Don’t pour all the flour in one go. Stir it in bit at a time.
- Once all the flour has been added, form the mixture into a dough and roll it out using a rolling pin on a floured surface. You can also put flour on the rolling pin if the dough sticks to it.
- Roll the dough to about a centimetre thick and cut out your biscuits using biscuit cutters. Place each one onto eighter of the baking trayse lined with the grease proof paper.
- Preheat the oven to 160 c and place in the oven for 10 minutes or until they are golden coloured.
- Cool the biscuits before eating them.
I have also been spending a lot of time with my family although sometimes they are busy. My dad is a vicar so he had to work extra hard last week because of holy week and Easter. Fortunately he was free to make us a delicious Easter meal consisting of potatoes and lamb. My mum, dad and sister had gravy with their meal but I don’t really like gravy so I didn’t have any. In my oppinion, I think my dad worked quite hard last week. He managed to keep a good balance as he did things with us as a family but he also was able to work and get the twork done that he needed to. I’m still very proud of him and how he coped with all that happened last week.
My dad has Mondays off so he could spend the day with the family. Dad, my sister and I all played a board game together which was really fun.
My mum is a teacher. She works extremely hard every day. She also has Mondays off so she can spend some quiet time with my dad. She works with foreign secondarystudents that struggle with learning English.
What a varied and detailed blog post Grace. I’m already looking forward to the next batch of biscuits! Mum xxx