It’ll also creak menacingly

Dear reader, I bring you good news, a recipe and plans. There was supposed to be a bit about Star Wars, but I’m so tired I can’t say much more than that I liked it, slightly amused by the Serious Facial Acting at the very end and I’m looking forward to the next film. Thankfully I was only spoiled for two events/plot elements in the film and one of them wasn’t wholly accurate, so bearing in mind I was about six weeks late I’m glad I managed to go in mostly not knowing what to expect.

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Best done while listening to loud music or Radio Four

Dear reader, early this week I received some very sad news. My coping mechanism in a situation where I am powerless is to bake and cook like there’s no tomorrow, so, dear reader, I have some recipes for you. Savouries first, followed by sweets, with an extra recipe tomorrow for a pie if it turns out well. Normal service will resume next Sunday (or possibly the Monday, depending on how late the pre-Nine Worlds meet-up on said Sunday runs).

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Sticky Rum and Pineapple Cake

Dearest reader, here is the recipe I promised for tasty cake. A note on the quantity of rum: having not used it in baking before, I erred on the side of caution. For some people, the taste of rum was just right; for others, it was a little bit weak. I leave it to you, dear reader, to increase the amount of rum as you see fit – this recipe is yours to play with as you wish.

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