Saturday, December 15, 2007

GINGHAM AND GINGERNUTS...



This is what happens when you try to make Christmas ginger biscuits and buy a Tova shirt at the same time. These gingernut biscuits shall henceforth and forever be known as Tova biscuits.

I was sitting there with my dough covered finger hitting refresh for about twenty minutes either side of the shop update time until I noticed that where the sold items had previously said 19, they now said 23. Yep, the shirts sold out before I even saw them go in the shop. I have no idea how that happened, maybe when I looked away for a sec to stir in the golden syrup. Those have got to be the most popular shirts in blogland - but I don't mind wanting the same thing as everyone else on this occasion. It would be quite cool if you bumped into someone else wearing one. They'd almost certainly be another blogeuse - it'd be like a cool secret club. Alas, this is not a club I have been able to join. Ah well, my shopping luck has been almost too good lately so I gracefully accept defeat.

So, back to the Tova biscuits. I cut them ,or should I say it, up into sort of crazy paving shaped pieces and they turned out OK.


Then I made about three more batches and eventually learned that a teeny tiny ball of dough on the baking tray spreads out to make an enormous biscuit. The recipe is from the Rose Bakery (love that place) cookbook Breakfast, Lunch, Tea and it's for Hot Gingernut Biscuits (P.150).
But it's the packaging of them to give to friends I enjoy doing the most. Wouldn't Martha be proud? I really think she would.




p.s. the recipe is here

9 comments:

lottie said...

I missed the tova shirts too! I had to do all sorts of detective work to find out the time difference and make sure I was ready and waiting and then a second's distraction and yup, 23 sold... Your biscuits look fantastic. I'm doing mine tomorrow and am attempting some similar to Konditor and Cook's bestselling stars... When I popped in there yesterday and saw their claim that even German housewives find them so hard to make that they buy them I began to wonder what I was taking on...

Bombay Beauty said...

Why, oh why, do I leave London at the crucial moments? BB

Anonymous said...

omg look at you go!

those are just too lovely-- you have some lucky friends . .

~bp

Lola is Beauty said...

lottie: I know, the time difference - and the measuring - I had all my measurements done and ready... Snniiiiff!

BB: Now these are your virtual ones, and I'll make some more in the New Year, I promise!

bp: you are too kind...I could give you the recipe, we could synchronize watches and have tea and biscuits together...

gracia said...

Your gingernut tova biscuits sure look delectable to me... g xo

Fiona said...

Did you buy those bags? Where?! I must have them! xx

The Clothes Horse said...

That wrapping paper is so sweet. And the cookies look yummy.

Lola is Beauty said...

thanks for the biccie love...
fiona - someone gave me a pack of the bags years ago, I think they were from Japan - not much use to you - but aren't they cute? I'm so glad I found a use for them. I'd love to find them again. and the paper was the tissue they used at anthropologie (in NY) to wrap stuff. Don't know if they still do...

e said...

oh that tova shirt, such a tease! still waiting, tova-less.