Friendship bribery

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I have a play date tomorrow with my son.  Its perfect, my little trouble gets to play and I get to chat with a grown up.  Making friends was one of the things I worried about with our move to Canada.  Everyone in the UK commented on how I would find friends easily with my chatty (never shuts up) personality.  This only made me worry more as I doubted myself.  I questioned whether I was bubbly, loud and chatty because I already had friends around me or was that just really how I am?

Making friends is a slow process and not made any easier by my shocking lack of ability to remember names.  Luckily I have remembered the name of my grown up to chat to for tomorrow and in my effort to "make freinds and influence people" I have made some biscotti- lets hope they work!

Chocolate, Lemon and Ginger Biscotti
2 medium eggs
100g caster sugar
250g plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
50g as good as you can get, dark lemon and ginger chocolate

1. Heat oven to 340 F 
2. Whisk the eggs and sugar till light and fluffy
3. Sift the flour and bicarb into a bowl
4. Chop the chocolate- not too small, you want nuggets of chocolate through the biscotti
5. In the flour bowl add the chocolate and fold in the egg mix
6. Tip onto a floured surface and mould into a long fat sausage about 25cm long and 3cm thick.  Place onto a lined baking tray and place in the oven for 25-30 minutes till lightly browned on top
7. Remove from the oven and slide onto a chopping board.  Cut into 1cm thick slices and return to the tray.
8. Reduce the oven temp to 300 F and place back in for 10-15 minutes to crisp up. 
9. Remove and cool.  Keep these beauties in airtight conditions and they will last 3 weeks- they never do in my house!

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