After the last four years of a gypsy lifestyle, you would think I would know a thing or two about travelling light. And while it’s true I can now pack a suitcase sparingly, there are some things I just can’t do without.
And chief amongst these indispensables are books.
I have gathered favourite books for the last 40 years and I would never part with them. Some have run away from home, others I have loaned to friends and family never to return, but there are hundreds and hundreds of books in a storage unit waiting to be reunited to me. In my When-I-Win-Lotto fantasies I dream of a book-lined study with a brass ladder. It’s at the top of my list, only then is it followed by a lovely kitchen. Continue reading Desserts – Peanut Butter Pie
These golf-ball sized lunch box snacks are perfect fuel for energetic people and unlike some health foods, they are incredibly delicious.
Make a batch of them this weekend, ready to pop into lunches and child and adult alike will enjoy them. One or two are really quite filling and will keep your energy levels sustained until dinner time.
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Why make excuses? This is truly a calorific temptation so there’s no point in kidding yourselves – it’s the ultimate sometimes food. Even then it should only be given an outing once in a while, so why not at Easter after a delicious seafood lunch or lamb barbecue? It’s more than a match for the biggest occasion you can throw at it and it makes a large 23cm cheesecake, meaning it will serve 12 people and justify the expense admirably.
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Peanut butter cookies: I never understood their appeal, even though I love peanut butter. Even though, from a very early age I ate peanut butter and jam together, while others looked on at me in horror. Even though peanut butter is one of the great contributions to mankind as far as I’m concerned.
Maybe I just needed the right recipe to convince me.
Peanut butter cookies should really melt in your mouth. There’s no point in making something with peanut butter if you don’t get the essential texture of this key ingredient. So, bake the biscuits gently, cool them while they are still soft, let them develop that perfect fudginess so enjoyed by everyone. Then we’ll debate the merits of this cookie.
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