At first I felt bad not being able to realize that I could've used the oven to bake ham for the holidays. But then again, it could be a blessing in disguise! Haha Because the Husband doesn't like ham and secondly, ham is very expensive here in the Lion City. Actually, almost everything here is expensive. :|
God knows how much I missed baking. I love love love it. It's been 2 years since I last baked a decent cake. Maybe I was too tired from babysitting that I completely forgot about my love for baking. I have not been trained formally but I guess it comes naturally if it's in your genes. You see, my mother loves baking and so does my sister. We have a small bakery back home and I guess it would be insane if I didn't know basic baking at all!
I'm planning to make a healthier version of the Oatmeal Cookies this time. I will use the recipe from Food.com because it's easy to prepare and the ingredients are tummy-friendly.
- 3 tbsp butter, softened
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp water
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Grease a cookie sheet. Set aside.
- In a bowl, mix butter, brown sugar, honey, egg and water. Make sure to scrape the sides to make mixture well blended.
- Mix the dry ingredients (flour, salt and baking soda). Add the oats then carefully mix in with the butter mixture. Also add the chocolate chips.
- Scoop spoonfuls on the cookie sheet. Bake them around 12-15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack and store in an airtight container.
Here's the first batch of my Healthy Oatmeal Cookies: