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BAD WOLF

Because I am a good fangirl.

Happy Bad Wolf day!

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Little Cakes with the Crunchy Ball Bearings

Seriously, time flies.

tea cakes

Honestly, it just seems like a moment ago it was the beginning of May.

And now guess what?

There is six months left till the 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who!!! Yay!!

Although, after what happened last episode, I’m not ready to talk about it. I’ll talk about food instead.

Tea cakes with ball bearings

One of the most memorable “food moments” for me was in the episode ” Fear Her”. Right as Ten and Rose are walking into the neighbourhood, he starts babbling about a tea party and his preference for these little teacakes with the “crunchy ball bearings”,  and then at the very end, after they save the day, she hands him a little tea cake just like he described.

In the context of the show, it has absolutely nothing of importance to it, but like all food it stuck with me. Especially since it was sweets.

DW tea cakes

Little Cakes with the Crunchy Ball Bearings

Makes 8 cupcakes

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp mandarin juice
  • zest from one mandarin
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp mandarin juice
  • silver dragées
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line your cupcake pan with 8 liners.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy. Beat in the egg until smooth and combined. Add the zest and the mandarin juice.
  3. Sift together the flour and the baking powder. Add it to the egg mixture in 3 parts, alternating with the milk.
  4. Split the batter between the eight liners. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-17 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove  from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack.
  5. Meanwhile, mix together the powdered sugar and the 1  tbsp of mandarin juice.  Once the cupcakes are cooled, spread the glaze over top then sprinkle with the dragées, then let the icing set.

” I can’t stress this enough: Ball bearings you can eat. Masterpiece!”

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Jammie Dodgers

Huge Nerd Alert:

Jammie Dodgers

The 50th anniversary of Doctor Who is set to air in seven months, and I AM SO EXCITED!

And the Tenth Doctor is coming back! Do you know how exciting this is for me???  *SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE*

It can not be contained.

Which means that I have Doctor Who on the brain.  Constantly. Much to the chagrin of my non-Whovian fiancee.

However, he does like cookies. And if there is one thing I can’t resist, it’s cookies. Especially when I can get nerdy with them.

Jammie Dodgers from Doctor Who

Which is where this cookie comes in. The first time I saw it on the show, I mistook it for a Peak Frean, one of those cookies with the sugared jam in the middle and the cream filling around it. When I found out it wasn’t actually that cookie, I had to do a bit of digging, since they aren’t as common here in Canada.

So I present to you, my spin on the Jammie Dodger, the Eleventh Doctor’s favourite snack, remote self destruct button for the TARDIS, and the biscuit carefully left bedside for the impossible girl.

Jammie Dodger

Jammie Dodgers

makes 15 cookies

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp custard powder ( I like Birds )
  • 1/3 cup raspberry jam
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F/ 180°C. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and the icing sugar until smooth.
  3. In another small bowl, whisk together the flour and the custard powder. Gradually beat into the butter mixture until just combined, scraping down the sides if necessary .
  4. On a floured surface, roll out the dough to about 1/8 in/ 3mm thickness. Cut with a 2 in / 5 cm round cutter.  In half of the cookies, cut a small circle or heart out of the center.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until light golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.
  6. Once the cookies have cooled completely, spread about 1 tsp of raspberry jam onto one of the whole cookies. Top with one of the cookies with the cut outs. Transfer to an airtight container and let set over night so that the jam soaks into the cookies a bit and “glues” the cookies together.
  7. Keep one handy in case of Daleks.

–  Mel

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