Who Doesn’t Love Crunchie® Bars?
by Sharon Ledwith
Those were my go-to chocolate bars when I was a kid, and I still love’em to this day. This angelic chocolate covered sponge toffee recipe will bring back memories of the good old days when a trip to the corner store armed only with a dollar bought more than just one candy bar. Create a batch for gifts or to add to the festivities, these melt-in-your-mouth treats will add life to any party.
CHOCOLATE COVERED SPONGE TOFFEE
1 cup white sugar
1 cup dark corn syrup 1 tbsp. vinegar 1 tbsp. baking soda 1 pound chocolate confectioner’s coating
Butter a 9x13 inch baking pan.
In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, combine sugar, corn syrup, and vinegar.
Cook, stirring until sugar dissolves.
Set candy thermometer in place, and heat, without stirring until temperature reaches 300° F (150° C).
Remove from heat and stir in baking soda.
Pour into prepared pan. Do not spread. Allow to cool completely.
IN PROPER PROPORTION
by HL Carpenter
So there we were, with a packet of strawberries threatening to go soft and the need for a recipe to make good use of them. None of the sauce recipes we found called for as many berries as we had.
And then we realized all the recipes could be reduced to proportions. In this case, the proportions were 1:1:2, meaning that as long as we used 1 part water, 1 part sugar, and 2 parts strawberries, we could adjust the quantities to achieve the result we wanted.
Once the sauce was made and we were eating vanilla ice cream with strawberry sauce topping, we began to think of all the ways we use proportions in our writing.
Here are two examples.
The Golden Ratio or Golden Mean is a mathematical concept that creates a symmetrical, eye-pleasing composition. Yes, we know—math! EEK! Thanks to web-based calculators, you don't actually have to do the calculations.
But understanding the idea that proper proportions are an important design eleme…
Katherine McIntyre An
Adaptation of String of Pearls by Hans Christian Andersen Amazon For Erik Anderson, the Copenhagen line is his curse.
He takes the train every night en route to collect souls. Like any lovelorn
fool, he bargained his own long ago, and now pays the price—a lifetime of
loneliness as a grim reaper. Stay
distant—that’s been his mantra and what keeps him sane. Until Mina Castner drops into his life like a
whirlwind, one spilled drink leading to staying up until dawn with the woman.
He believed one night couldn’t hurt, but he sorely underestimated her
determination. Every encounter between them is a reprieve from the guilt of
reaping souls every night, but it can’t last. Even if she sparks long buried
feelings, and even if her sheer presence intoxicates him, he can’t let this
continue. For humans, his touch is poison, and if he slips up, it could cost
whole date thing had been a bad idea. She
rounded a corner, stepping onto the street where …