At hideous expense and much procrastination, the new oven is installed. My bestest mate the Westinghouse died after 27 years of dedicated service and the odd burnt offering. Now a Westinghouse mark II has come along. Chosen because of its wide girth, and rapid heat settings the new oven has multi-functions and programmable timers. Useful, methinks, very useful!
Have new oven – will cook treats! Today we tried out new timings in the oven for shortbread and cinnamon biscuits ( they are not called cookies in this house!) They require some adjustment.
115 g rice flour
225 g plain flour
115 g castor sugar
225 g butter ( softened )
Mix flours and dry ingredients
Rub in butter till mixture forms a dough
Roll into cyclinder and wrap in glad/cling wrap and place in fridge for 30 mins
Cut into 1 cm rounds crosswise and bake in slow oven 3/4 to 1 hour. On fanbake, 1 hour is necessary.
Swedish Cinnamon Biscuits
3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar ( I used castor but it does not matter)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/3 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
(1 tbsp cinnamon and 1 tbsp sugar extra)
Perlsukker ( Pearl sugar )
Soften butter and Cream it with the sugar, which you have gradually added.
Beat in egg and vanilla
Sift flour with baking powder and 1 tsp cinnomon in bowl and stir in nuts.
Add to egg mix and blend thoroughly.
Cover and chill for 30 mins to 1 hour.
Roll 1 inch balls in cinnamon/sugar (extra) mix
and place 3 inches apart on tray.
Perlsukker on top if desired.
Into Oven at 190 degrees c
Bake for 12- 15 mins.
Verdict on timing in the new Westinghouse… cook shortbread for longer on fanbake setting, or hotter!
Something to ponder about.