I want to show you something
Come with me…. Come with me into a beautiful world, a world without pain, without death, without loss or grief… Even just for a moment forget the horrors of the world and focus on life… Somewhere we lost sight of what it is all about, somewhere along the line we became afraid, instead of enjoying or lives and each other. I want to show you how perfect life can be, what it means to love and show the true beauty of life…
Some of the most fantastic moments of my relationship with Stace have been spent in the kitchen, either cooking something to surprise her, or cooking with her, to create a cornucopia of gastronomic splendour; enjoying good food, good wine or ginger beer, and most importantly each other.
Afternoon tea on a lazy weekend, after a morning of hugging, kissing, touching and saying the three words that can hold the world still; we set out to produce an afternoon tea fit for the gods.
2 cups self raising flour
Half a cup white sugar
A mountain of chocolate chips
vanilla essence ( a splash)
Half a cup to a cup of milk.
2 tablespoons of butter (that Stace forgot)
Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees…. Discuss the possible confusion of rotating the over 180 degrees, and the physics of coking on an angle.
Sift flour and sugar together, or get your wife to, while you make a fool out of yourself, singing a modified version of Shinaid O'Connors Nothing compares to you, entitled "muffin compares to you." In a separate bowl let Stace beat milk and eggs together. Add chocolate chips to flour sugar mix….nick a choc chip when wife isn’t looking. Smile with chocolate in your teeth, as innocently as possible.
Combine both bowls and mix thoroughly, this is best achieved when holding your wife from behind as tightly as possible, once mixed spoon into muffin trays, and give the bowl to your husband to lick… Best not to trust him anywhere near chocolate until you are sure you have enough.
After enjoying muffins with lashings of butter and several coffees, and a lengthy stroll to work the fat off dinner is to be decided on… Pizza for preference…
2 cups of flour
2 teaspoons of white sugar
Half a cup of water
And Oregano (1 teaspoon and a bit)
In a separate bowl add flour, salt, oregano and a splash of olive oil….. mixed worked up yeast mixture in, working it through…. On a floured chopping board kneed the dough until smooth… make a stupid joke… example… "Why did the boy become a baker? Because he kneaded the dough (needed the dough (money)). Smile as a barrage of groans at bad humour fly at you… Leave dough to proof for 10 mins