Don’t you just hate it when a recipe doesn’t work? I understand that when it comes to baking you will always have slight variances due to different altitudes, slight differences in ovens, size of pan etc. but sometimes it is just so wrong that you wonder if the recipe was ever made by the author.
Today was one of those days. I had an hour or so to myself this afternoon and decided to make some crunchies for the biscuit tin. I turned to one of my favourite cookery books – Home Cooking by Francois Ferreira. What could go wrong with a simple recipe for crunchies?
I first looked at the quantity for the dry ingredients and thought it looked far too much for the amount that I wanted to make – 1 kg of oats!! I decided to halve the quantity and it was still a lot but everyone loves crunchies so I thought it wouldn’t be a problem to make a big batch. As I had halved the dry ingredients I then halved the liquid ingredients. It was completely wrong – I ended up using 4 times the amount in the recipe book. How can it be so wrong in a published book – don’t they use proof readers? Anyway – the end result was delicious . Crunchy and chewy – perfect with a glass of milk.