baking day

After I've hand rolled and cut about a thousand biscuits, which I have today, not only can I hardly type, but I find myself wandering around youtube looking at automated biscuit factory equipment. 

I don't actually want a biscuit factory, and I think the moment you go from handmade to automated you can taste the difference, I just find massive biscuit engineering totally fascinating. 

Check out the way they make the girl scout cookies in the US. (Skip ahead to about 1.30 to miss the unnecessary introduction and get to the biscuit making.)




Late this afternoon, Henry Bean, a smart seven year old, came into the kitchen with a card. It read:

Henry bikkie

Yes he got a warm biscuit. 

Yes I am quite sure his father put him up to it. (He got one too.)





5 Comments on “baking day

lily boot
January 20, 2012 at 11:17 am

that is very sweet! definitely it search of a biscuit. So looking forward to when I can buy your bikkies on line!

January 20, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Wait a minute… I thought *I* was the best mum in the whole wide world… 🙂 x

January 20, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Love it…you must keep that as I know my kids really enjoy seeing what they made and wrote when they were little…too cute 🙂


My mouth is watering while I read this….I love biscuits and those that are made by hand have a smidgeon of love rolled into them which makes them much better than a machine made biscuit could ever be…right? Your little boy is so cute….take your note, and stick it in one of your cook books….I find that a great way to preserve those sweet thoughts ~ years from now, when you are thumbing through and looking for a recipe, it will mean so much to you to just “come across it”….a treasure from the past.

January 29, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Ah, Girl Guides….Remember Bob a Job (that was for Scouts tho)? Except my brother did half a days serious manual labour for some old woman for 10 cents (I think she took the “bob” part too seriously. Bloody society making it not cool for kids to door knock anymore!! Annoying, I need my lawn mowed (and my car washed)…it was awesome, as was the door knocking girl guides with cookies…I remember selling them, I think it stopped in Sydney before I got to BE door knocked! Ah those were the days! Lucky I’ve got some Beuna Vista Farm Bickies in my cupboard, that video made me hungry. Ness xxx


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