The Daddy of Biking Magazines...

Managed to blag a copy of the new Privateer Biking magazine courtesy of top photographer ( and work colleague ) Geoff Waugh.

I've been reading biking mags for what must be 20 years or something ( flipping eck that is scary ), and this is truely the Daddy of mags. Then again what else would you expect from the stable that came up with Rouleur ?

Cover price is 9 squids, which may seem a little steep, but this is set to be a collectors item already ( should have got Geoff to sign mine seeing as he has lots of shots in it! ).

If I were you, I would buy it...


Peanut Butter Power Cookies

Those following my Twitter feed will have noted that in the last couple of weeks I have baked a fair few batches of cookies. Still messing with the recipe, but tonight I banged out a quality batch, so thought I would share the recipe with you.

You will need to find the following:

125g of quality Peanut Butter ( no cheapo stuff and go for wholenut organic stuff )
100g of Margarine
125g of Soft Brown Sugar
125g of Caster Sugar
1 large egg beaten up a bit
225g Plain Flour ( no cheap bleached stuff please )
1 tsp baking powder ( what does this stuff actually do? )
1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda ( no idea what this actually is and I have a Science degree? )
125g Rolled Porridge Oats

So not a lot of stuff then!

And this is how you make them:

Oh, put that oven on 180 degrees Centigrade now.

Mix the Peanut Butter, Margarine and Sugars together till smooth.

Mix in the egg

Sift the Flour, Baking Powder and Bicarbonate of Soda in.

Fold in the Oats.

Mix it till it is smooth cookie dough texture.

Wack little balls on some baking paper in the over...move them around a bit so they don't burn ( surely it isn't just my oven which bakes unevenly? ). 15 or so minutes later and you are a baking god.

Put on cooling rack ( but eat one hot, you have earnt it ).