My remark to my mum the other day was that I should start investing in whole sale tea companies and buying the boxes in bulk (due to the vast amount I go through each Autumn-Winter; but honestly, it's the entire year). Tea is marvelous stuff... How can you not fancy a proper cuppa'?
In case you'd like something tasty to accompany your afternoon tea, here is a simple go-to dessert/sugary treat of mine from childhood. It is incredibly easy to put together, and only requires a cool place to set up!
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 4 T. cocoa
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (or chunky)
- 3-3 1/2 cups dry oats (Bob's Red Mill has certified GF oats, if you like)
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- Sometimes, I like to add in 1-2 T. raw coconut oil to the chocolate-y mix, for an extra coconut flavour
- 1/8 or 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- Shredded coconut (unsweetened, as the cookies are already quite sweet on their own), for topping the cookies on the cookie sheet, before leaving them to set up
- Add the first four ingredients into a 4-quart sauce pan.
- Bring to a rolling boil and hold for 1 minute.
- Remove from heat.
- Stir in the next 3 ingredients and drop by tablespoons onto wax paper (placed on a cookie sheet or similarly transportable hard surface).
- Let cookies cool until set (if you pop the cookie sheets in the refrigerator, they'll harden faster; give them an hour or two until being ready to serve).