And the rain came down
Every since our county was officially declared to be suffering from drought.
It has rained.
Every so often the sun raises its head for the shortest time.
And then it rains some more.
So given all this rain, I know that you will be unsurprised to find me in the kitchen. Last week I reached for my usual citrus mood lifters. Marmalade Cake ticked all the buttons.
Then there was chocolate - cookies, Rockie Road.
And yesterday I got brave and tried a new recipe. Chocolate chip and ginger biscuits.
A buttery, almost shortbread like biscuit, studded with preserved stem ginger and shards of dark chocolate. The ginger pieces are rendered slightly chewy in the baking.
There is always a certain anxiety in breaking away from the favourites, the children are almost certain that my time and time again chocolate chip cookies cannot be bettered. They prefer me not to stray.
Thankfully these biscuits were declared a success and as the recipe makes plenty there are enough for today's after school snack too. Which might soften the blow that is to come - Beef Stew for dinner. Because you just cannot please all of the people, all of the time.
The recipe came from 1 Dough, 100 Cookies (1 = 100)
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