There is something restorative about baking. Or maybe that's just the sugar and carbs when you eat it, but either way it soothes.
It is my mum's birthday today. Instead of cake I am taking biscuits, bourbon biscuits from a very handy book called Baking Magic by Kate Shirazi. I have used lots of recipes from this book, mainly cake based as that is the way I roll and that is where my baking talents are best. The first biscuit recipe I tried from it was a total disaster.
Yes those are my efforts on the left, the nobbly ginger cookies that were not even edible. Biscuits often go wrong for me but this Bourbon Biscuit recipe appears to be foolproof. Easy to mix and easy to roll out.
The result is dark, crisp, crunchy luxury bourbons. Happy Birthday Mum!