I need to make an effort to get into the Boys' good books, so I reckon offering some warm gingerbread and custard for tonight's pudding is the way to go.
Not that I'm in their bad books or anything. Just saying...
Here's my Gingerbread recipe.
8 oz Plain Flour
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 oz soft brown sugar
4 oz butter/marg
2 oz syrup
6 oz black treacle
1/4 pint milk
2 eggs, beaten
1. Sieve flour, salt, ginger, spice and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl. Stir in sugar.
2. Melt butter/marg, treacle and syrup gently. Gradually beat in milk. Allow to cool.
Go and do some messages, and whilst out in the car, take a run to the lighthouse.
Stand firmly against the wall, so that the 60-70mph winds will not chuck you off the cliff.
Take some photos, whilst all the time wondering what on earth you're doing out in this wind. The windchill temperature was -12C. I was frozen.
Anyway, here are some of the photos.
Drive home, and take one last photo - our house is visible with a heavy shower of rain about to descend.
When you come home, remember there was the small matter of a gingerbread you'd planned to make.
Ah, but I had good reason.... the melted stuff had to cool down. So, back to business.
4. Add beaten eggs. Stir mixture into flour.
5. Pour into greased and lined 7-inch square tin.
6. Bake for between 1 hour and an hour and a quarter.
...or in a loaf tin
Then...... and this is the most important part.....
Sit in your favourite spot with a cuppa and some of the above. After all, we don't want to risk giving it to others when we haven't checked it out ourselves.
All in the interests of caring for one's family.