And so, The Bald One and I have put up with each other for a year. To celebrate my Personal Best at a relationship, we decided to book somewhere a little fancy for dinner. By the time 7pm on Saturday rolled around, we thought we’d quickly check the menu. Upon reading the offerings available I realised I’d booked an offal restaurant; ‘kidneys and braised livers’ followed by ‘ox heart with sautéed carrots’ began to make me sweat with fear. Luckily, we simultaneously looked at each other and said ‘Pizza?!’ We made the 5 minute walk to the local Italian where we consumed far too many cheese laden delicacies with offal-free glee. As the evening drew on, The Bald One turned to me, with a glint in his eye, and said ‘Babe, this is what we’re going to do; I’m going to finish my drink, pay the bill and march you to (at this point I am thinking, how wonderfully masterful he was being.. he’s going to march me to bed and ravish me for hours….) ASDA where we shall buys cookies and watch Lethal Weapon 2.’ The best part of it? I looked at him, ideas of being marched over the threshold now a distant memory and thought, I really couldn’t think of a better way to finish an evening. Now that, is a sign of good companionship..
Taken from Good Food
- 300g ginger nut biscuit, roughly crushed
- 140g crystallised stem ginger, finely chopped
- 300g plain chocolate (I used a mixture of 75% and 35%)
- 100g butter diced
- 100g golden syrup
- Line a 20 x 30cm tin with baking parchment. Mix the biscuits with most of the ginger, then set aside. Melt the chocolate, butter and golden syrup in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally, until smooth and glossy. Pour this over the biscuit and ginger mixture and mix together well.
- Tip the mixture into the prepared tin and sprinkle over the reserved ginger, then flatten the top lightly – it doesn’t need to be completely smooth. Chill for at least 2 hrs, or overnight, before cutting into small squares.
Directions for use: Save yourself the trip to Asda at 11pm on a Saturday night and whip these delicious bites up. Limited ingredients and limited time needed…