EDitorial ± 16-Feb-2005
Jumping Jack Flap
Recently I are been sometimes baking. Turn to page 348 of your 1966 edition of Good Housekeeping's Cookery Book and you'll find a can't-fail recipe for ginger nuts, a surefire hit. Particularly lovely when they're cooling, mine turn rapidly to impenetrable bullets, harder than (and the reader may wish to insert her own metaphor at this point) a miner wearing a T-shirt in January while strapped in to NASA's Vomit Comet and shouting answers to a Mensa quiz.
So hard that me & eldest discovered that you can drop them in a cup of tea — they float — and, after two minutes, remove them still intact. Gap in the market there for a dunk-proof biscuit?
Repeat until you're well-risen and a nutty brown colour:
If You Take Away With You Nothing Else
Fairings & shortbread:
- advisable to warm the spoon before plunging into syrup
- stir it, scrape it, make it, bake it
- next time I'll lower the heat and use a smaller tray
Be seeing you!