Tuesday, 25 November 2008

More tea (cosies) Vicar?

My friend rang up Friday night to say all the tea cosies had been sold from the WI stall - any chance of some more? LOL I spent the weekend's knitting time on these, and I've now a green and white one half done. She was delighted with them, and hinted some more for next week would be good........LOL I've tried various tea cosies - cottages, flowery ones, stripey ones, but these are always what they want. I've done so many now, I don't need the pattern! I thought of a slight adaptation to make last night, though, so might give that a go to ring teh changes. All that tea-related knitting prompted more biscuits, so here's my recipe for peanut butter biscuits - quick and easy, very tasty.

Peanut butter biscuits

2 oz butter, softened
2 oz peanut butter
4 oz plain flour
1/2 beaten egg
spice of your choice, pinch of, eg mixed spice, ginger

Mix the two butters together well, then add sugar, then egg and spices, and lastly the flour. The mix should be softish, but not too soft. Roll inot balls the size of a walnut and space apart on a baking tray. Flatten the backs with a wet fork and bake for 10 minutes or so in a hot oven until lightly browned, but not ahrd - they will crisp up on cooling. Cool on a wire rack.
I make a hazelnut version of this too, with hazelnut butter, but it's not so easy to get hold of as the peanut one.


Willow said...

Love the tea cosies! I must start collecting more, as I have quite an assortment of teapots of different sizes! Those peanut butter cookies look very tempting too ... now I'm hungry!
Willow x

allybea said...

Fab tea cosies! I really must knit some for my wee teapots but so far I haven't found a pattern for them, only normal size.

BTW, can you add my name to your November quilt draw? I've been meaning to ask for ages!