Cake Bites: When cookies go wrong but still taste really good… Just rename them.
So we’ve just moved in to a brand new flat, and since it’s my day off today (as I worked the weekend), I thought I’d do some baking. I bought all of the ingredients and came back to make the cookies I had in mind and then… Shit. I realised that because we’ve just moved, we don’t have basic baking equipment like weighing scales, a mixing bowl or a baking tray.
So these cookies had to be re-thought. Instead of English gram measurements I had to convert everything to American-style “cups”, I had to do all of the mixing in a pasta bowl, and instead of cooking on a baking tray, I had to use a cupcake tray – you know, the ones with the 12 holes for cupcakes?
So my idea of green tea cookies turned into “cake bites”, as they had no room to spread because the mixture was in 12 little holes, they instead rose up, giving them a more cakey texture. They still taste really nice, but if you’re doing these at home and want a more crisp texture, cook them on a flat baking tray. If you prefer cake, then do them this way!
Either way, green tea and dark chocolate go brilliantly together, and I definitely need to invest in more kitchen items. Up until last weekend we’ve been drinking wine out of ceramic mugs, so it’s definitely time to “adult up”… So far the flat has a billion fairy lights, two plants and a lava lamp, but no hoover, phone or microwave.
What items do I need in my flat to make me count as an adult? Seeking advice.
Two cups of self-raising flour
2/3 of a cup of caster sugar
2 tablespoons of Matcha green tea powder
Half a teaspoon of vanilla extract
110g of vegan butter (I was able to measure this as they have the measurements on the package, phew!)
5 tablespoons of apple sauce
75g of dark chocolate (or about half a big bar of dark chocolate)
- Pre-heat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius.
- Mix the dry ingredients together well.
- Rub the vegan butter in until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add in the vanilla extract and stir. Then, stir in the apple sauce one tablespoon at a time, until the mixture feels like clay.
- Roll the mixture into balls and either place them on a baking tray, or in a cupcake tray. Freeze the balls in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
- Bake the cookies for 15 minutes in the oven, then leave to cool.
- Meanwhile, melt the dark chocolate, then get a fork and drizzle all over the tops of the cookies.