The problem with not feeling like I'm doing much of value at work at the moment is that I get home and feel like I've wasted a whole day and that there wasn't much point in me being in the office. I get that horrible feeling that I have to do something, anything, to make me feel like I was at some point productive during the day. And sometimes, the only thing I can think of doing is baking. Sometimes it's cleaning, sometimes it's organising a drawer and sometimes it's baking. I lead the most thrilling of lives.
I arrived home the other day after sitting in my office for even longer than usual waiting for my boss to turn up for a meeting. When 7 pm ticked passed and I realised he probably wasn't going to come, I made a run for it. So now it's late, I'm in a bad mood and my brain feels like it's turned to mush. I needed to do something and it needed to be really quite easy and quick if I wanted to get into bed at a vaguely normal time. I still had to fit in the second half of Silent Witness too. Obvs.
So this was the easiest recipe I could think of making - feuilletine chocolate biscuit brittle. I used cups instead of scales too, which is obviously slightly easier because you don't have to measure anything out, but at the same time, I'm pretty glad cups aren't a standard thing in the UK because it just felt so wrong. Weird? Yep, I know. It really is a case of just throwing things in a bowl, whisking for a bit, mixing for a bit and then baking for a bit. You end up with something pretty awesome, and biscuit brittle is perfect with a cuppa too.
Btw, I used feuilletine because I had some left over from a Sous Chef order - but you can also buy feuilletine chocolate from Waitrose. Or, just don't use it at all!
Give it a go, mix them up with anything and then let me know how you got on.
- 2 cups plain flour
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup caster sugar
- 1 cup broken up chocolate
- 1/2 cup feuilletine flakes
- 2 tsp vanilla essence
- 1tsp salt
- Almond milk
- Preheat oven to 170C°
- Grease a 9 X 13 baking tin
- Using a mixer, cream together the butter, sugar, vanilla and salt until light and creamy
- Add in the chocolate and feuilletine flakes and stir in with a wooden spoon
- Stir in the flour with a wooden spoon
- At some point, this will become a little difficult so bring it together with your hands
- If it's too floury, add drops milk until it becomes combined and like a dough (I used almond milk, but that doesn't mean you have to)
- Taking chunks of the dough at a time, push it into the baking pan
- Flatten with the palms of your hands, making sure its all together
- Bake for 25 minutes
- Cool for 10 minutes and cut into desired shapes