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Spiced Ginger and Chocolate Brioche Buns RecipeMakes 12 buns
250g (9oz) plain flour, sifted
100g (4oz) butter2 eggs
2 pinches crushed sea salt75ml milk, warm
75ml coffee, warm (a lungo works best, but a watered down espresso or instant coffee dissolved in 75ml water's fine)1 sachet of dried yeast
2 cloves, grounded (or about 1/8 tsp ground cloves)1/2 tsp cinnamonPinch nutmeg1/4 tsp ground ginger4 tbsp cocoa powder1 tbsp honey5 pieces of stem ginger (plus their syrup)50g Hazelnuts, roasted and chopped
Divide the flour equally between two clean bowls.Stir a pinch of salt, the cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger and a tablespoon of the syrup from the stem ginger into one bowl. Stir the cocoa powder and honey into the other.
Stir in half the yeast into each bowl and form a well in the middle of each.Divide the butter into two 50g portions and cube it.Pour the warm milk into the spice mixture's well and stir (or switch the mixer on, on a low setting if you're using one). Add one of your cubed
My family recipes part 34Nut Butter Balls
1 cup of soft butter
½ cup of powdered sugar
½ tsp. of salt
1 tsp. of almond or vanilla
2 cups of sifted flour
1 to 2 cups of chopped nuts
Mix butter with sugar until creamy then add salt, almond or vanilla, flour, and nuts. Mix well then chill until soft enough to handle. Using fingers, shape dough into one inch balls. Bake on ungreased sheet until light brown (350⁰ F. for 12 to 15 minutes) then when done, roll in powdered sugar while still warm.
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Setting: Sometime during the Bay films
Characters: Optimus Prime
We came to this planet because ours was gone.
The quest for power consumed our home. The need for domination destroyed us. Still we live, and yet there is a piece in each of us that has been decimated forever. We will never recover what we have lost.
I look down upon this planet, and I wonder why we try.
It is evident by now that we have lost the capacity for peace. War follows in our wake. We came to retrieve the AllSpark, which has long since been lost, and we are still here. All that came of attempting to revive our planet was the relocation of the war from our planet of death to this planet of life. There is so much life on this planet. All of it we have sworn to protect. This is the promise we have made to them. But the promise would not need to have been made if we had never co
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the summer heat lays limp in the city’s lap,
breathing long oppressive breaths.
it does not even lift its lolling head
to bark out hoarse indignancy
when a strange man brings the mail.
there might be heavy rain today,
brought by some swollen, murmuring cloud.
the world will whirl and howl,
then settle down,
to die a little more.
o, quickly, love,
press your back against the wall in fear
as the universe spreads her arms and
shuts her eyes
and starts to summon the end of all things.
come with me
to the place of windows full of speechless afternoon
hot windy whispers of half-formed solutions and resolutions,
sweltering sunlit meadows we’ll wander and then forget.
o quickly, love,
let’s to the season of forgetting
and unwind all of our harshest memories
and fill the universe’s mouth
with mute cotton.
i’ll whisper these words to you some evening
with all my exigency in the hand i rest on your arm—
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