So today’s activity was to make Christmas biscuits. As Lizzie ate her breakfast Becksie decided to do something a tad fancy and so set Lizzie to work with her box of sorting bits. Lizzie suitably entertained and rocking a po po (that’s ponytail if you’re wondering) Becksie decided to try her hand at some tuiles!
Preheat the oven to 190c.
Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper or even better a silicon baking sheet.
Add 110 grams of caster sugar and whisk until combined and stiff.
Put a teaspoon of mix on the silicon sheet and spread thinly (see picture). Then bake for approx 8 minutes until golden. Whilst still hot and bendy roll around a greased rolling pin, cool and slide off.
Melt 40 grams of dark chocolate and coat one end of the tuile.
The kindness for today was for Ian to do something nice for Becksie, Becksie having done something nice for Ian yesterday. Becksie helpfully pointed out last night that this was the planned act of kindness for today (presumably to give Ian plenty of time to come up with something good)! Now despite racking his (admittedly very tired) brain he could not come up with anything spectacular to do as a kindness so…………..he thought he would do a few small ones.
The morning did not start too well with Becksie having to set her phone/alarm as Ian had left his phone/alarm in the car overnight, as you do. However Ian sprung out of bed (sprung is probably an overstatement) and offered to make Becksie a cup of tea in bed, dashed down the stairs, fed the cats and on his way out fed the chickens (which is a regular Becksie job) to save her going out in the cold when she got up. All of this was on top of having set the heating to come on in the morning for an hour (for the first time this year) and having got up (after midnight) to deal with a cat/dead rodent situation that was taking place downstairs.
On the way home from work Ian wrote this and a few more part-blog posts to save Becksie having to do them, and whilst walking home collected a nice winter foliage arrangement for Becksie (flowers are so last season ;)). On getting home Ian resolved to do two more acts, to try not to let the fact he is tired make him grumpy, which it usually does, and to remember to do more of the above every day!