My three days away from the computer have been wonderful. The first day though I admit, I was very keen to switch the computer on and check my emails and my horoscope but I resisted and have really loved not thinking about what new posts I have missed or what crazy news articles I haven’t read yet. Instead I focused on myself and my family and things that I needed to do at home like sorting out a heap of clothes, and ordering a new mattress, getting a haircut (long overdue) and having a wonderful relaxing lunch with my mum yesterday.
But sitting at the computer now, I feel fully refreshed which is amazing considering the temperature is in the high 80s and I have been standing next to the oven for about an hour.
I have been planning to make chocolate chip cookies ever since Lyndsey so kindly sent me a box of goodies including chocolate chips (which are very hard to find in the UK). I was tempted just to scoff the bag of them, but realised that more people could enjoy them if I made cookies.
Mix 2 eggs with 300g brown sugar, add 125ml vegetable oil and 1tsp vanilla extract. Sift in 260g flour, 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda and mix well. Then add 120g raisins and 260g chocolate chips. Chill for half an hour. This mixture requires you to roll the cookies and flatten into 2 inch rounds – the mixture was quite oily and a bit messy. Cook in the oven at 180c for ten minutes.
Thank you Lyndsey for getting me to try this recipe. I will certainly be making these in future. I will be back and checking in on everyone in a minute, it’s good to get a break but it is great to be back with friends.