Do I at times, think I know better? In particular, ignoring the final bit of instructions about leaving biscuits for 10 minutes before removing from the tray.
Last week, I made some ginger nuts. Now, I know, without exception, that they can be like molten lava when fresh out the oven, they need to cool down before removing from the sheet.
However, thinking I was doing the right thing by cooking them on a silicone baking mat, and needing the tray for the next batch, I slipped the mat from the tray - error!
As luck would have it, they were so soft that despite cracking during removal, they joined back together again nicely.
Using a shortcake recipe from this site, I ignored the end bit where it states to leave on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before removing, as I needed to get the next lot in! This was the result of the first batch cooked after sliding the mat from the tray:
Giving them time to cool down, I baked a loaf of bread. The second batch then went in - and were left to cool on the tray - and this time, looked like this:
Well, as they are for our walk this week, the decent ones will be offered and the rest, we shall enjoy at home. They taste very nice by the way.