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The Driving Rain

I know I’ve been saving the photo posts for the Daily Photo blog, but I’ve been taking too many photos.  (I also need a new, bigger hard drive.  A few extra terabytes should cover six months’ worth, I reckon…)

We headed down to my parents’ place this weekend, and drove back in the pouring rain today.  I’ve been experimenting with long- and shorter-exposure pictures on the motorway.  These are the pick of the bunch.

As much as I’d love to, I won’t promise that any other posts are coming this week, as I’m still up to my eyeballs.  There will be posts on the Daily Photo, and I’ll try to write something here.  In the meantime, you could make some herb damper, or some cherry-cinnamon cookies, and then you could read about recovery from depression.  See you when the madness has ended!

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Cherry and Cinnamon Cookies

I’ve been on a bit of a cookie drive the last few weeks, but I fancied something a little different from the standard choc-chip cookie.  I started off by making white chocolate cherry cookies to this recipe, a couple of times and with a few variations.  I then moved onto banana oat cookies, as we had bananas that needed using.  Now, I’m back on the cherry side of things.

You’ll need:

2 tablespoons butter, softened.

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 large egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp golden syrup

2 cups plain flour

1 tsp bicarb of soda

1 tbsp cinnamon (you can use mixed spice if you prefer)

1 cup glace cherries (I used multicoloured ones, this is experimental Christmas cooking!)


Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees C.

Cream the butter and the sugar together.  Add the egg, vanilla extract, and golden syrup, and blend well.  Add the dry ingredients, and stir with a wooden spoon.  Fold in the cherries.

Bake on a greased baking tray for ten minutes.

Take cookies out, allow to cool until set on tray.  Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely.  (Don’t do what I did and eat one off the baking tray, you’ll burn your tongue on the hot glace cherry!)

Makes 24 medium-sized cookies.

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