I had the such a lovely, peaceful sunday today. When I woke up the sun was shining (for a freakin' change) and after a quick cruise of Pinterest with breakfast I became obsessed with the idea of baking cookies. I eventually settled upon a Leith's recipe I found on BBC Good Food and trotted off to the shops to stock up on the necessaries.
After a quick run (and a quick near collapse at the end) I made eggs for lunch and, after a bit of work, set about making the cookies. They were/are DELICIOUS (I managed not to eat all 18...). The coconut makes for a macaroon-ish texture, the chopped walnuts offer up perfect crunch. The perfect accompaniment to a ginormous cup of Earl Grey.
Granted - I bet the American cookies wouldn't invite my cookies to eat lunch at their table, but the taste and texture more than make up for their outward appearance.
50g mashed ripe banana
1tsp vanilla extract
100g light brown soft sugar (I used muscavado)
1/2 tsp grated orange zest (I accidentally used zest of a whole orange - to excellent effect!)
100g wholemeal flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
100g rolled oats
25g desiccated coconut
50g chopped walnuts
75g sultanas or chocolate chips
You'll find the method over on the BBC Good Food website here.