Happy New Year!
I hope everyone had a great time last night and isn’t suffering for it today.
I had my almost-annual lurgy, which is always a bonus. It usually strikes just after Christmas but this year, I felt a bit rough Friday then shocking yesterday. It’s the first time I’ve stayed in on New Year’s Eve for years but it was the way forward.
So although today isn’t by far the first time I’ve woken up feeling pants on January 1, it is the first time it’s not my fault 🙂
The bugger aboout feeling ill is getting bored. You want to go and do things but feel too rubbish. so as well as doing the horses this morning and evening, I played with my new toy.
I looked up cookie press recipes and saw that a few of them used cream cheese, which sounded like a plan. I used a few different ones to come up with my own.
Preheat oven to 175C
45g butter, softened
30g cream cheese (I used Philadelphia Extra Light, as that’s all I had)
30g caster sugar
30g brown sugar
1tbsp egg white
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Cream the butter and cream cheese together till fluffy. add the sugar and mix again, add the egg white and vanilla and mix, then stir in the flour and bicarb to make a soft dough.
I then followed the instructions on my press, stuffing the dough into the barrel and firing away with the dough. I didn’t realise at first you have to hold the end of the barrel on to the baking sheet, which made a couple of interesting ones, but after that, I was a pro 🙂
I couldn’t resist using four different plates either. The second row ones are dinosaurs, apparently…
They tasted nice – I liked the flavour from the cream cheese – but these were all about the shape.
They say feed a cold and starve a fever… and this ain’t no fever 🙂
As far as New Year’s resolutions go, I usually stick with the approach of someone interviewed by my paper last week, who said he didn’t make any because he didn’t like failure… and I like his style 🙂 But I am going to make one, to get rid of this fecking lurgy….!
Did you have a good time last night? And have you made any resolutions?