They say if you want to sell your house, bake biscuits. Apparently, it makes the house feel more like a home which convinces buyers to spend. And really, it makes logical sense. If you’ve ever seen the movie or read the novel “Like Water For Chocolate”, you’d be familiar with the notion of the emotions of the cook transmuting through the food. It may seem mystical and a little esoteric, but I think there is some credibility to this idea.
Apart from the obvious verbal or written communication, I believe we all have an innate, more primordial way of speaking. It’s just a matter of finding your voice and letting it speak. Perhaps this it what makes people successful when they find something they are good at – their soul is allowed to speak.
I think if you asked most home cooks, we all share an immense desire to please others through our food – I think this is our voice. It’s how we share ourselves. It’s how we communicate; much like a musician speaks through their music. Or a photographer speaks through the lens; or an architect through a building. When I cook, I feel like I am talking.
250g butter, softened
150g caster sugar
300g plain flour, sifted
80g rolled oats
Pre heat the oven to 170C and line baking trays with baking paper.
Cream the butter and sugar together until soft and smooth. Then mix in the flour, followed by the oats and raisins.
Use a dessert spoon to scoop small balls and press them onto the baking trays.
Bake for 20 minutes, and when they appear deliciously golden, remove them from the tray and cool on a cake rack.