I had a request for the recipe for the squares I made the other day, so here it is. It is based on a recipe from a book called “Greatest ever cookies”, by Parragon (no author or anything).
For the base:
100g butter/ marg
4tbs muscovado sugar
125g plain flour
40g rolled oats
Preheat oven to 180C and line a brownie pan/ other tray. Beat sugar and butter together, add flour and oats and bring together. Press into the tray (flatten it down well as it will be crumbly).
Bake for 25 minutes, until golden brown.
For the caramel;
25g muscovado sugar
200ml condensed milk
Place all ingredients in a large pan and gently bring to the boil. Keep stirring so it won’t burn on the bottom. Boil gently for 3-4 minutes, until it is light golden in colour and has thickened. To test you can put a blob on a cold spoon/ plate, leave for a few seconds and see if it holds together.
I spread the base with some smooth peanut butter before I poured the caramel over the top.
Then melt 100g dark chocolate and pour over the top. Optional- melt 25g white chocolate and make pretty patterns all over the top! If I am feeling fancy I do this! 🙂
I had aerobics tonight, fun as always, and I was pleased to see my Women’s Running magazine on the doormat waiting for me. I am looking forward to reading it- it looks like it has some great articles on speed work, running in the dark, and some motivational reasons to love running (as if I need it!).
I liked reading people’s comments yesterday about the lucky items- I was under the impression that I was the odd one out not having any lucky racing items- glad to see I am not! Seems we are all creatures of habit and like our routines more than our things.
Now, thinking of running in the dark- girls especially- how do you stay safe?
I try to run near busy roads- near me there are loads of offices and bus stops so if I go in the evening-5/6pm then there are loads of people about. I also wear a rather fetching IKEA high-viz jacket (for a bargain £3 or something) over my running clothes as I am paranoid the cars won’t see me. There are some roads that Andy has told me I am not allowed to run along in the dark, which seems weird when in the summer those roads would feel safe even at 8pm at night. But something about the dark makes things seem less safe.