I’ve been feeling a bit stir crazy with this weather and had been wondering whether I should go out on the town tonight. However as we sat huddled in our office this afternoon listening to rain pelting our skylight, I decided the weather would probably be mitigating against, a decision reinforced by the fact I had to drive through two mini floods to get home. Normally I wimp out and turn round but in these cases there was no way round if I wanted to get home!
Lovely Daughter #1 went to her boyfriend’s house after school and has just been dropped safely back home (thank goodness for mothers of lovely boyfriends).
This left dateless me at home with Lovely Daughter #2 raging around the house saying, “I’m hungry! I want chocolate!” Which is probably a combination of PMT and a growth spurt, and so amazingly different from the tiny little girl she used to be, who never wanted to eat anything…
So I made these
satisfyingly chocolately buttery shortbreads.
Although I have to say you definitely don’t need 2 tins of condensed milk, one is more than enough! Also I only used one bar of chocolate to melt on the top, which was thin, but it sliced up easily, without breaking up. I think the trick is to simmer the milk slowly, as it says in the comments at the bottom of the article, so that the caramel sets firm.
Since I was stirring for twenty minutes, I watched this programme about Lego and Architecture. Now I have watched some great Culture Shows, the most memorable two being about the Birmingham Library, and the one about Zaha Hadid. But this concept was spread thinner than the chocolate on top of my shortbread! Yes, there is a certain type of building that slots together a bit like Lego. But really!
It did however get me in the mood for the Lego movie, which we are going to see next Wednesday and which I am really looking forward to.