Failing twice in a 3 hour interval sucks harder.
Failing miserably and then having to do an hour worth of dishes sucks so darn hard that I don’t even have words to describe it.
I was listening to music while doing the washing up in an attempt not to die of boredom, because, you know, doing the dishes is tedious otherwise. Thing is, I was able to get trough the whole of my 10km playlist. 50 minutes of scraping hard-as-a-rock truffle frosting off dozens of spoons.
By the way, a cover of “Rolling in the Deep” ((help, I accidentally typed “Rolling in the Dip” and pictured myself rolling in a bed of spinach artichoke dip and now I can’t stop laughing and ok send help, it’s 1 am and I shouldn’t be allowed to write anything whoops)) by The All Ways was on the playlist. All that I could think while I was singing along was that clearly Adele has never burned a cheesecake that didn’t even set in the oven and dropped a tray full of frosted cookies after having spent two hours trying to frost them with three different pastry bags which then had to be cleaned.
She’d be whining over cookies otherwise.
And tons of dishes in the sink. I think she’d write a song about it too.
Sorry that I bore you with my bloggy problems you guys. I’m still a bit butthurt about my cookies… I had already styled and written that post in my mind and now it’s not happening. Or it might, I don’t know. Those were the most delicious cookies I’d ever baked and I wouldn’t want people to miss it.
I guess we should move to a brighter topic now.
And what’s better than having a big bowl of milk and cookies for breakfast?
Nothing, you say.
The fact that it just dirties one bowl, I say.
This granola is what we’d all wake up to in a perfect world. Crunchy, buttery chocolaty perfection that makes the whole getting out of the warm bed on a cold morning actually acceptable. Though if I were you, I’d bring my blanket to the breakfast table, because it’s so darn cold out there.
But don’t worry guys: cookie dough granola makes up for it. Actually, this granola makes up for pretty much any terrible thing that has happened to you.
Your exam went wrong? Have a handful of the stuff.
Your boyfriend left you? Don’t write a whiny song about it, eat granola instead.
You burnt a glorious cheesecake? Never again waste your tears on it, grab for the granola jar.
You tried to frost one of those fancy rose cookies and ended up with something that looks like a dog had pooped on it (and the dog actually had pooped on your yoga mat resulting in you having to do push-ups in the cold floor? Don’t panic, cookie dough granola to the rescue!
You guys have to make this stuff happen.
The cookie dough thing, I mean. Not the part where your dog poops on your yoga mat.
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts
- 1/4 cup light butter (melted)
- 2 egg whites
- 2 tablespoons Horlicks malt powder (optional)
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir until fully combined.
- Arrange in a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake at 220ºC for 7 minutes. Turn on broiler and bake for 3-4 minutes more or until golden.
- KEEP AN EYE ON THEM BECAUSE THE BROILER CAN BURN THEM SO QUICKLY <<<<<< that happened to me once and I cried.
- They get crispier as they harden.
- You can use real butter, but I find that homemade light butter is such a great alternative. A post on that is coming next week hopefully!
Have a lovely weekend!