Monday, December 04, 2006

Boys together, agriculture and baking tray.


1. At around midnight my brother Robert phones. I can't quite make out what he's saying because he's giggling over drunken boy shouts of 'Rob's gay' and 'We're all in bed together.'

2. Waking up to Farming Today on the radio when it's about free range hens, because they make such comfortable noises.

3. From the contents of Joe in Vegas' exciting parcel of Tollhouse Chocolate Morsels, I made some cookies. The first tray were hideous mutants that had to be eaten immediately... I mean humanely destroyed. But the second tray was golden brown and crisp on top but moist in the middle. I have two left for lunch tomorrow, but the rest walked out of the flat inside people or in parcels for sick grandmothers and deserving neighbours and colleagues. Joe says he normally eats quite a few of the chocolate morsels. I would like to reassure readers that most of the morsels made it into the cookies -- you just can't see it because they sunk to the bottom. Photo by Katie Skinner

8 comments:

  1. >You know what Clare? Them Tollhouse Chocolate Morsels are making me "drool", i'll be honest, chocolate is my weakness. Nice pic Katie took.

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  2. And very yummy cookies there were too!

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  3. It looks like a cookie pillow. I almost expect to see some homespun aphorism needle-pointed across the middle. I trust they were yummy!

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  4. I brought in a bag full of my cookies to work today - I think they lasted about an hour, and that's mainly because my desk is back in a small room where people don't normally come.

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  5. love farming today, and various other quirky Radio 4 offerings in the early morning and late evening....

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  6. that's so funny. the cookies look delicious! thanks again, clare!

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  7. We had a Belgian exchange student live in my house when I was about 14. She loved Toll House cookies and we'd bake batches of them frequently. When she moved back to Brussels she couldn't make them the way we did in the US so my mother sent her all the ingredients except for the butter and eggs. Flour, chocolate, sugar, etc., all the dry ingredients when over the ocean so dear Isabelle could have a taste of her US home.

    As for me, I've never been able to replicate the simplest UK concoctions here in the US. How I miss some of them, too!

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  8. Mmmmm..... I can almost smell them!We haven't had hot biscuits round here for ages. Mummy went through a phase of making 'special shortbread'. She can't have wheat- so she used ground almonds and sprinkled chocolate bits on top.... all squidgey when hot... they never are allowed to cool... did I mention we don't even own a cake tin?

    Bob T Bear esq

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