Yesterday was great – 5 exercise books for £1 from the Holloway Road car boot sale and beer and a hot dog in The Lamb @thelambpub which was rather jolly with very decent beers on tap.
Today was ever better. A non traditional Sunday lunch in a Vietnamese restaurant on Kingsland High Street, cake and rhubarb compote in Leila’s shop, vegies for dinner tommorrow with Valeria (“Make something healthy” followed by a brief email afterwards saying something like “I forgot pretty much everything you make is healthy so forget it.”) so I hope she like puntarella, artichokes, green tomatoes and steak. Otherwise fuck her. (But I think I have it right.) Then we went to Kris Wines on York Way to ensure there was a fine selection of beers for Nik who is taking care of Hobart (to calm his nerves). And then when I got home I made these:
It is a variation of the Matcha Tea, White Chocolate Chip and Pistachio cookies from the other day.
Here is the recipe:
200g golden castor sugar
1 medium egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Measure all this stuff into a jug together:
165g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
30 g dessicated coconut
Save til the end:
200g chopped dried apricots
sesame seed for sprinkling before putting in the oven
Follow the same instructions as for the match tea ones (link above)
I also made some Chai-ish and White Chocolate cookies as well, only they look like glossy smooth cow pats without any nuts in them – so not so picturesque. Instead of the sugar I used 100g muscovado and 100g soft brown suar and instead of the 30g of coconut, I used 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon and ginger and 1 teaspoon of all the following: ground black pepper, ground cloves, nutmeg and two cardamom cloves ground.