So I have been cooking a lot in the last few weeks, but always forget to take pictures. But I also have a lot of pictures from a few months ago that I failed to post up. So while I'm cleaning up my photos folder (um, instead of working on my thesis, which is what should be happening right now) I thought I would begin the task of getting all that old food up here.
So I have a problem with icing recipes. They always make about twice as much icing as goes on whatever it is they're supposed to be icing. I don't know whether this is a fault of how much icing I like to put on things, or how much icing other people like to put on things, or the recipe, but fault lies somewhere, and it means I always have loads of icing left over. On this occasion, I had made a chocolate Victoria sponge for my friend's birthday (apparently maybe this is something that often happens for English birthdays) and iced it with buttercream frosting. After the cake was eaten, I was left with a bowlful of icing to be used up. So, I made homemade oreos. Which were delicious.
Specks in the cookies come, I believe, from me forgetting to add the cocoa until the last minute and failing to mix properly. People tried to eat all the cookies before I could sandwich them, but I managed to just about use up the icing.