Saturday, 23 February 2013
cookies and chips
There was a small ping as the stone hit the front windscreen.
I've been travelling on quite a few motorways recently and loose stuff on the road surface can be troublesome.
"Look," I said, "it's made a dink."
It was quite a small star shaped mark on the front screen, about the size of a twenty pence piece. I remembered that Autoglass will fix small marks in windscreens rather than having to replace the whole piece, so decided to call them from home - but forgot that evening.
Next morning I was running an errand to the train station.
"Look," I said, "It's got bigger."
Autoglass wouldn't be able to fix it with their heat treatment now. It had morphed from 10mm to about 15cm. Overnight.
That's partly how I came to be making cookies. I'd just returned from a 25 mile bike ride, put everything away and showered. I remembered I'd intended to get some shopping on the way back. Now I just didn't feel like going out again, especially in the cracked car.
The forgotten entertainment cookies would need to be improvised from the rashbre kitchen.
Five minutes with eggs, breadmaking flour (only kind available), milk, butter, brown sugar, cocoa, broken chocolate squares, currants, cinnamon, brandy. Make around a litre of gloop. Test taste the flavour. Pour onto metal foil. Chuck in 200C oven.
Peel the foil and make into squares.
Serve with a story.
Posted by rashbre at 20:19