Monday, 2 July 2012

Honey Snaps

 
 
Today I finally made Honey Snaps.  I have been wanting to make these for ages.  I used the honey I was given for my birthday from some lovely neighbours.   I often fantasize about bee keeping myself but why bother when we have very generous neighbours and we can buy our honey from here.    Maybe one day I'll do it too.....
 Anyway these were super easy to make and very yummy (perhaps a little sweet.....)
Ingredients: 3 tbspn honey, 2 tblspn sugar, 50 g butter, 1/2 cup plain flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp cinnamon (or ginger)

Preheat oven to 180.  In a saucepan heat  butter, honey and sugar until melted.  Take off heat.  Mix all dry ingredients into the saucepan and mix well.  Drop teaspoons of mixture onto cold tray.  Bake for 10 mins.
There have been some cold and frosty mornings lately.  Brrrrrr.
I finally finished these presants.  I did the fronts ages ago but had to finish off the backs.  I should really make more of an effort to actually finish things.  It does feel good when you do.  I am definately a starter.  I was about to start a new knitting project but resisted - i should finish Sunny's dress first!!
 
The oranges are good at the moment.   Check out how big one of them is - they are all from the same tree!   An orange a day keeps the doctor away - well I hope so anyway! (It hasn't worked for poor Django who has been very sick these past few days, but he usually only eats half an orange, maybe that's the problem???).
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Reading

"Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss."

by Nora Ephron from brain pickings