Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Baking for Haiti

Matin's work organised a bake sale to raise money for Haiti, so I pulled my Domestic Goddess routine, donned a headscarf (thanks to Solanah for instructions on how to tie a headscarf - I cheated a bit by tying my hair up in a bun first, since it's far too long and heavy for a headscarf to hold it!) and my oh-so-fabulous 1950s atomic print apron, and baked.

My tried and tested soft chocolate chip cookie recipe (I've been using it for years - I don't remember where it came from originally):

  • 250g all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 200g butter
  • 165g soft brown sugar
  • 100g white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 100g chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 175°C. Cream the butter and sugar, then mix in the beaten egg and vanilla essence. Fold in the flour, salt and baking soda and mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop in spoonfuls onto a baking tray, bake for 8-12 minutes until lightly browned around the edges.

1940s dress, Cecelia Murphy on Etsy; Brooch and 1950s apron, charity shop; Vintage headscarf from mother.


  1. yummy! And I love Solanah. She has the best hair!


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