Mrs jb dug up a recipe from an English magazine for classy Christmas cookies.
Now that should have been a warning.
Not that the Poms can’t cook (some – quite a few, actually – can), but there’s a general dim-wittedness prevalent in great swathes of country.
The recipe involves beating a large quantity of icing sugar, 2 drops of peppermint essence and minuscule quantities of cream (30ml?) and albumen (HALF an egg-white?) into a thick paste, rolling it into an elongated shape, letting it dry and then cutting it into disks which you dip into melted chocolate.
20 minutes plus an unspecified “drying time”.
At this rate, we might be lucky to have them ready for Easter.
Stupid bloody Poms