Happy New Year!
“In the books of some memories it was the best time that ever sloshed over the world—the old time, the gay time, sweet and simple, as though time were young and fearless.”
East of Eden, John Steinbeck
It’s the end of a momentous year. Thank you for stopping by and visiting with me. I wish you a new year filled with wonder and delight. May every day seduce you with whimsy. Be vivid, for we live on a planet radiant with color and light. Find your fortune where you may, as chance and serendipity can lead to the most astonishing adventures. Happy New Year!
When I watched Jeni Britton Bauer make gigantic fortune cookies with her ice cream cone recipe I was charmed! I just had to try them. I found an inexpensive ice cream cone maker on summer clearance with intentions of making the cookies with spooky Halloween fortunes. But my idea remained just an idea. My little red ice cream cone maker lingered in the garage. As I was putting away my holiday baking pans the box seductively caught my attention. It was time to make fortune cookies. The little red machine works fairly well. I’m glad I found it on clearance as it cooks hotter on one side and must be watched carefully or the thin cookies will scorch. But they take less than a minute to cook and watching the steam to decide when the cookies were ready was an intriguing afternoon project. I used Jeni’s recipe from her delicious book, “Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream at Home”. If you haven’t tried any of her ice cream recipes I highly recommend her book. During the summer I had a slight addiction to the Salty Caramel Ice Cream. Jeni’s method of making ice cream without the traditional egg custard base makes for an amazingly smooth treat!