seems to have struck me with its mighty hammer and is now holding me in its thrall. A plan to entice folks to the meeting today with home-baked confectionery had me in the kitchen for a few hours on Sunday afternoon, pinny in place, and rolling pin at the ready! I made rocky road traybake, lemon and poppyseed shorty and caramel shorty!
What scares me is as I was baking I was adjusting the recipes in my head - improving them! This is scary! I have already baked a lemon tea bread this week as well as a buttermilk raisin and walnut cake! I am indeed very popular just now! I got the recipes online at http://allrecipes.co.uk/ but I would use caution as they were far from perfect and need a little jiggling with. I wouldn't use the caramel shorty recipe again as I have made much nicer shorty! Oh and don't buy the caramel in the carnation tins! It is nowhere near as unctuous as homemade caramel!
Due to a lack of attendees at said meeting today there was plenty left over to bribe my office mate with and the PG secretary - now everyone knows that the PG Secretary is the person you have to keep on side - s/he is your best friend!!! :D Luckily ours is an absolute treasure!
*Oops slight sideslip into a day in the life of a domestic goddess there - quick smart back to academia! *
Feedback on the chapter was relatively positive. The bulk of it is* very good* but the introduction and conclusion are (and I quote) "
- Shifting Sands
- Write, write, write, like the wind my friend...
- Tuesday seems to have become the new Monday!
- ..is quoque vadum obduco...
- Ambition and The Passive Aggressive Academic.
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- Notebook Heaven.
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