I've been a little bit obsessed with Baz Luhrmann's interpretation of Romeo and Juliet ever since I bagged the DVD at Christmas for a cheeky three quid. This year he's back with The Great Gatsby. I'm way too excited. Leo's back again and this time he's with the beautiful Carey Mulligan - she's so great. We'll have to wait til December to see it tho, so here's a bit of Romeo and Juliet to keep you going.
And here are some pretty F. Scott Fitzgerald covers. It would make me so happy to see them on my shelf.
So I haven't been on the internet, which kind of makes it hard to keep a blog. But here we are, Friday's offering:
THE PERFECT TOBLERONE COOKIES
I perfected my cookie recipe on friday and so I thought I would share it with you, coz I'm nice like that.
1. Pre heat oven to 190 degrees.
2. Mix 225g of butter with 350g of sugar and a couple teaspoons of vanilla extract.
(n.b. Use baking butter for best results, as normal butter clumps together. Also use a mixture of dark brown, light brown and caster sugar. If you like sweet cookies have half of the amount of sugar caster and the rest brown - if you like a more caramely buttery taste have the ratio more equal.)
3. Beat in two eggs to your mixture.
4. Mix in 350g of plain flour, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda.
5. Break into small chunks two large Toblerone bars (or 350g of a chocolate of your choice)
(n.b. Don't scrape the shavings of the chocolate into the mixture, they look prettier and taste nicer if it's just big chunks of chocolate - also Toblerone bars are only a quid at Poundland!)
6. Grease a baking tray with butter and use two large spoons to transfer balls of your cookie dough onto the tray - you'll only be able to fit a couple/few on at a time (depending on the size of your tray) but let them have their own space, as they'll spread a lot!
7. Bake for 9-11 minutes. If you prefer gooey cookies take them out early, if you prefer biscuity cookies leave them in for longer.
8. Transfer to a wire rack using a spatula and leave to cool. (Or eat them hot and gooey out of the over - my personal preference)
Et voila! If you're really nice, you'll wrap them up in cellophane bags and give them to people you love. They're so good though, I don't think you'll want to share.
It's been sunny for two days running, so as a typical British citizen, I am ready to shout from the rooftops: SPRING IS HERE!
My First Spring Love? Daffodils.
They're bright and yellow and oh so friendly. (Not to mention free! Apparently it's illegal to pick flowers from parks, but I'm choosing to ignore that.) I'm thinking they'd make perfect Easter gifts in glass jars, finished with a piece of gingham ribbon.
Daffodils are an old love that keep coming back. However not every love is so lucky. This is a blog filled with photos of celebrity couples who've broken up. It's quite sad, but also surely a bit weird for the celebrities who were in those couples? It's a bit odd to think of strangers looking at photos of your old relationships.
Anyway, here's a photo of a baby bunny, you know, because it's Spring.