2014, how did that happen? I swear it was 2011 5 minutes ago! Like most people around this time I am thinking about being a bit healthier, new year, new start and all that nonsense.
It's all a load of rubbish really, why should you suddenly change in January? Why not any other month of the year? I suppose it gives us all a legit reason to scoff all the Christmas chocolate before the new year with no guilt. Anyway, as much as I may hate the stereotype of being "good" in January, I am jumping on the bandwagon. You all know I did Weight Watchers last year for around 6 months and lost just over 2 stone. It all fell apart in July, and over the passed 6 months I have put about half of it back on. To be honest I am pretty happy with how I look, I do just want to try and get fitter and healthier, rather than lose weight.
Before diving head first into the big bowl of salad that is January, I wanted to bake something suitably sweet to see out the year in style. I received the Smitten Kitchen cookbook by Deb Perelman for Christmas, which by the way is brilliant. I had bookmarked a few (read: alot) recipes to try but this one stood out the most. Mainly due to the fact Whole Earth sent me a whole bunch of peanut butter before Christmas (Thanks guys!)
I tweaked the recipe slightly, not because I thought I could improve it but due to the fact I didn't have all the ingredients to hand and I was waiting in the house for parcel deliveries. Luckily they still turned out pretty great.
Recipe adapted from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook.
- 115g Butter
- 225g Whole Earth Organic Peanut Butter (smooth)
- 195g Caster Sugar
- 1 (large) Egg
- 250g Plain Flour
- 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
- A pinch of Salt
- Chocolate Spread
I got a fancy pants new camera for Christmas which I have had so much fun playing with, this is the first recipe I photographed using a proper camera as opposed to my Iphone... Can you tell?
If anyone has any great camera advice or tips, please share as I am a total novice over here.