For those that are wondering what the #100bakes challenge is: it is a poster from www.crumbsbycollette.co.uk featuring 100 popular bakes. As you bake the recipe, you scratch the relevant square off the poster, revealing a beautiful hand drawn picture of that bake underneath. Mine doesn’t look that neat when scratched off as you can tell from the photo further down the post. I’ve got mine pinned up against my office door which is why it has been difficult to scratch it off. When I complete the challenge, I will take it down from the door and try to scratch the pictures off properly.
I absolutely adore Oat and Raisin Cookies and they have always been a massive hit with whoever has eaten any of my homemade ones. I’ve tried various recipes over the years but my overall favourite has to be Jane’s Patisserie’s recipe. It’s exactly everything you want in a cookie, yet it has that cinnamon and oaty hit as well as being so gorgeously chewy.
It just had to be Jane’s recipe I used to bake my fourth bake to scratch off the #100bakes challenge poster adorning the back of my office door. At the moment the target is to try and average two bakes a week so I can make them all by the end of 2022. But this won’t always be possible as I might have busy times or be away for the odd week.
As this post is published, it is now Wednesday and I baked the cookies on Sunday afternoon, straight after some Caramel Flapjacks. I was in a bit of a rush baking on the Sunday afternoon. Even though my day job is only part time, I have so much to cram in that I find baking is my relaxation time. I was trying my hardest to get a roast chicken dinner ready at the same time and wondering how the hell I could bake the cookies when I needed to have the roasties in the oven at the same time.
This is the link to the Oat and Raisin Cookie recipe if you would like to try it yourself: https://www.janespatisserie.com/2020/06/27/oatmeal-raisin-cookies
Have any of my readers baked this recipe before and enjoyed it? I must admit any of Jane’s recipes go down really well in my house, they never go wrong.
Love Sam xx