I seem to have spent the last couple of days stirring a pot of melting, sugary goo. I have been using my last few days of solitude to make sweet treats and surprises which are now concealed in airtight tubs labelled 'lentils' or hidden in the freezer under the peas.
First there were these apricot and white chocolate bars. I used to make these often when the children were little. Tom recently expressed a nostalgic wish for them. They are very easy to make -melt together white chocolate, golden syrup and butter, stir in oats, rice krispies (does not have to be Kellogg's), apricots and nuts.
Next there were several attempts at hokey pokey. Simultaneously easy and difficult to make -timing is crucial. Success came on the third try -neither burnt like my first effort nor sticky like my second, this was Goldilocks hokey pokey.
Then came a batch of chocolate biscuit cake with mini marshmallows added. I added the marshmallows so that I wouldn't scoff it all -can't stand marshmallows.
Lastly there were four batches of florentines -an essential part of my Christmas.
I now have a strong desire for stilton, bacon and salty nuts.