Being completely honest, I had no idea what I was going to write about today, I was staring at my screen with a completely blank mind. So I opened a new tab (I do all my writing in google documents: it’s free, it auto-saves and it is accessible anywhere) and browsed HelloCotton (follow me on HelloCotton here), and there, half-way down my newsfeed was my saving grace; Joy the Baker had written a post of ideas of what to talk about when you’re suffering from writer’s block (you can read her post here).
So here is her third suggestion, what I am reading right now, which also works well with this post. Is there anything better than curling up (or unfurling depending on the weather and location) with a good book, a cup of tea, and a stack of biscuits? (The number of which you will lie about afterwards)
I can’t recommend getting a Kindle highly enough. I have had a giant stack of books ready for me to read in my bedroom for months that have been ignored, but I have romped through a book a week on my kindle. It’s so small and light that you barely notice it in your handbag!
This is just my top 5 favourite (I read over 60 regularly). One day I may get round to creating a page with a list of everything.
Does anyone have recommendations of what else I should read?
These cookies are buttery and crumbly; it took a lot of strength not to scoff them all, instead of photographing them and then packing them up for my boyfriend’s co-workers.
adapted from Cadbury Mini Eggs Cookies
120g Smarties crushed
180g golden caster sugar
1tsp baking powder
225g plain flour
Preheat the oven to 180C.
Cream together the butter and sugar, when well blended add the egg and the vanilla.
Using a spoon stir in the flour, and then the smarties, saving a handful to sprinkle over the top.
Blob dessert spoons of the mixture, evenly spaced, onto a lined baking sheet and then press the remaining smarties into the top of each biscuit.
Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden but still soft in the centre.