02 October, 2016

Giant Oatmeal and Glaced Cherry Cookies

Hi babies!! 2 years later and the ol' bitch is back. Imma not go into detail as to why so lets just crack on w the show.
Basically, I'm still in Melbourne studying Law. I have hardly baked at all since being in Melbourne which is really sad. 

But this time I did. I remembered how much fun I used to have photographing and then posting it on the internet. So when I made these cookies I pulled out my camera and I snapped it making sure that I continue this little blog. Because to be honest, the fact that I've kept this blog for so long is what makes me happy and I want to keep doing it.

I love the fact that people are (hopefully) reading it. And if not, dats okie too! It's just fun photographing everything while I bake goodies.

I recently discovered a spoken-word Punjabi feminist online called Rupi Kaur today and I really wanted to share a link to one of her Ted talks which is really incredible (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlToQQfSlLA). She's the first online Indian feminist I have ever heard of and I think she needs to be given a lot more recognition.

Her poetry is presented in cute lil simplistic pics on her Instagram (rupi_kaur) and she delves into issues such as feminism and racism. Despite many online personalities using social media to write lengthy paragraphs in an attempt to educate and empower readers, Rupi uses 2-3 sentenced poems to clearly pinpoint pervasive ideals of 'the female' which she then proceeds to articulately rip to shreds. She does this through a perspective which is authentic and entirely her own. Rupi's also of Indian descent which is even more of a yay factor (if I haven't already mentioned hehe).

She's probably most well known for her 'period photo' which circulated the internet. Instagram took the photo down saying it didn't comply with the social networks community guidelines. In response, she penned a very powerful letter to the site and most importantly, to every woman ever.

I threw in a handful of chopped glaced cherries to add some bite. It didn't really do much and if I were to do it again I'd add bigger, more biteable chunks so you can get somewhat of a cherry flavour. I also put in ginger powder and cinnamon powder because I hoped that it would complement the cherries. Yay

Giant Oatmeal and Glaced Cherry Cookies
                                                      Yields roughly 24

- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1.5 cups plain flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- 3/4 tsp ginger powder
- 1/4 cup boiling water
- 2 cups quick oats 
- 1/4 cup chopped glaced cherries

Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add flour, spices and mix well. Dissolve baking soda in boiling and add to mixture. Stir into rolled oats and glaced cherries.

Drop tsp onto engrossed cookie sheet. Bake at 175 degrees celsius for 10-12 minutes. Don't overcook!

* I cooked mine for exactly 10 mins because I wanted them to be quite soft. I cooked the next batch a bit over so they became a bit more brittle. Time is of the essence with cookie consistency.

Bon appetit!

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