Today was my first official day back at university. I’ve been back in the city for a week so I can work behind the bar I worked in during my first few years (I wish I could just blog!), but today was the first day on campus, at lectures. Dun dun dunnnn.
I crawled out from under my duvet at 7am, blinking and rubbing my eyes, swearing slightly under my breath. My first lecture wasn’t until 9.15am, but I have the get the bus at least an hour beforehand to make sure I get there in time.
How far away is the university from my house? 2 miles! Why can’t I drive? Because the parking on campus would bankrupt me. Sigh.
As you’ve probably worked out, by the time I got onto campus I was a grumpy and tired, and was about to face 4 solid hours of introductory lectures, and hour break and then another 2 hours.
I stumbled out of the bus, into the cattle heard that was campus. Everyone is just so very keen on the first day back. Everyone goes to there lectures, everyone hangs about and chats, and nobody moves out the way. Grumble grumble.
Needless to say 2 hours into lectures, I was deep in Pinterest on my tablet, dreaming of baking.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad to be back at university. I was away for a year working at another university for a working placement. It’s nice to be back, but I don’t think a psychology degree is my calling.
My mind is creating recipes about 80% of my waking day, 10% eating or cooking, 10% is reserved for other people. I think I have a problem guys.
Does anybody else do this?
After a day of psychology, I got home, crammed yummy autumnal ingredients into a cookies, and felt instantly better.
Okay not instantly, but after I’d inhaled some cookie dough.
These were great soft and chewy cookies that scream autumn, bound to make anyone feel better. Say if you realised that your 4 year degree won’t be used, and your not sure what you want to do with your life, but it has to involve food. You know, for example.
- 200g butter
- 100g caster sugar
- 100g dark brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 260g plain flour
- 1 diced apple (peeled)
- 4 caramels (chopped up)
- Pre heat the oven to 180C.
- Mix butter and sugar together until smooth.
- Mix in eggs until combined.
- Sift in flour and mix thoroughly, the add in apple and caramel pieces.
- Drop small golf ball sized balls onto a lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes until browning on the outside.
- Leave to cool on a wire rack.
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