Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie 6: Granola Grabbers



This week's Tuesdays With Dorie came around so fast! Usually I've completed it not long after we find out what it is, especially now since we are now finding out the recipes two at a time (which is great might I just say). The Granola Grabbers were chosen by Michelle of Bad Girl Baking.

Even though this is not something I would usually bake, I still thought I would enjoy these since I love muesli (our version of granola?). And I was right! They are really yummy- a great snack. I was positive that S wouldn't like these but I was wrong- he actually really enjoyed them (eating three in a row). Seeing as there is only one egg in the recipe, I thought halving it would be too hard so I made the whole batch, which is far too many biscuits for us! When we found out the recipes, I told my friend D Dogg (there's a story behind that name...) that I would give him some, but he turned his nose up at that idea. Oh well... I think I'll force him to take some when I see him tomorrow. I did take a couple to give my Grandad this morning but he announced to me that he didn't really like it and that his wife would much prefer it (he has dementia so I forgive him!).

After reading some people's ideas, I added some choc chips on top of a few of the biscuits, but I wasn't a massive fan. We love chocolate, but thought it detracted from the other ingredients, which were delicious by themselves. I couldn't find (or didn't know what it was) wheat germ so I added semolina instead. Seemed to work fine.

Maybe I made my biscuits too big but I certainly didn't get 40 like Dorie suggests. I think I got about 25 or so. I imagine they would last longer than the 3 days Dorie suggests too.


13 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

Bigger cookies are never a mistake! Glad you liked them.

L said...

i wondered if chocolate would just be one flavor too many - and the cookies freeze very well, by the way. that's all that saved me from eating them all the first day.

Christine said...

I didn't get 40 cookies, we made big and medium sized ones. Can't go wrong with that! Glad you liked them, great job!

chocolatechic said...

We added chocolate to our biscuits.

Didn't get 40 huh? Did you nibble on the dough?

Teanna said...

How could D Dogg turn up his nose at those?! Those look fantastic!

Tammie said...

I'm glad everyone liked them!

Pamela said...

Nothing wrong with bigger cookies, that's for sure. Nicely done.

Bria said...

engineer baker, christine, pamela: I suppose you're right!

l: Yes I thought chocolate was one flavour too many but then again, I did use Valrhona 70% so it could have been that (although we usually only eat dark choc)

chocolatechic: I think milk choc prob would have worked better! And nope I didn't nibble on the dough... I can't get past the whole raw egg thing. My bf usually eats heaps of dough but luckily he wasn't home when I was making them!

teanna: I guess my description wasn't very good to him? I'm still dumping heaps of them with him tonight whether he likes it or not!

Molly Loves Paris said...

I think these cookies can be any size you like. I got 56 cookies. One of my daughters said that she wasn't so fond of cookies as to take just any cookie, and she turned this one down. But it really is a good after-school cookie.

The DeL Sisters said...

mmm. chocolate is always a good add in !

Jules Someone said...

Ours lasted all of two days. It's all my fault. Glad you liked them.

LyB said...

Your cookies look great. It's nice to be surprised by a recipe. :)

Barbara said...

They look great! I liked them too.

Wheat germ is part of a grain of wheat -- one of the parts they remove (along with the bran) when they make white flour. In the US you can usually find it in health food stores. It goes rancid fast (more oils) so it is best stored in the fridge or freezer. You can probably substitute just about anything for it in this recipe -- there are so many other things in there already!