Chocolate Fudge Icing Mk2

Thursday 1012hrs

Mary Berry, I owe you an official apology. Forensic analysis of the previous chocolate fudge cake revealed that the icing contained less than 53.2% (Approx.) of the required icing sugar. How this happened is unknown, but suspicion lies with a covert terrorist baking group based in the USA, whose agenda spans only so far as to undermine British cookery.
The recipe as listed here does in fact, after a short spell in the fridge, produce rather yummy chocolate “fudge” icing. It’s not quite fudge in the truest sense of the word but it does taste good. There was no chance of a photo of the whole cake as a housemate had slashed into it before I got downstairs to it in the morning, but there is a slim chance of a food-photo of the last surviving slice.

Mrs Berry, we salute you.

Stolen Goods

Monday 2240hrs

I must make an effort to chase someone up who has been stealing my work.

Someone also pointed out that the Creative Commons license thing would be a good idea for my site, though I forsee one problem which is people nicking my work and not crediting me. People have been doing it with my Amazon hack for WordPress, they use it and they don’t link to me when the ONLY condition for use is that they do so. Cheap sods.
One link, it’s not like it would cost them but NOooooooooooooooooooo.

Anyway, point being I don’t mind things being used for NON PROFIT stuff, providing I am fully credited with my name and website address. Terms and Conditions for all of this should follow soon but I’m a bit too busy trying to scrape this month’s rent off the floor.

Chocolate Fudge

Thursday 2200hrs

It is important to know that what follows is NOT a recipe for chocolate fudge icing:

  • 50g/2oz margarine
  • 25g/1oz cocoa, sifted
  • about 2 tbsp milk
  • 225g/8oz icing sugar, sifted

To make the icing, melt the margarine in a small pan, add the cocoa and cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the milk and icing sugar. Beat well until smooth. Cool a little until of spreading consistency.

[Edit: PLEASE NOTE, the following comments were made after our 1st attempt. All subsequent attempts have been 100% successful and 100% tasty!!!]

[If prepared incorrectly… *cough*] It is more akin to chocolate sauce, but is definately not, as advertised, chocolate fudge icing. Mary Berry you lied to me and I am distraught. Must I take a recipe from the Americans ? Please, an alternative is needed for we want thick, goopy, fudge-like icing. Not this runny chocolate sauce concoction we appear to have ended up with. Perhaps we prepared it wrong, or need some expert guidance…

The cake’s nice though, regardless.


Twist of Lime

Monday 1024hrs

I finally got a new photo out! Admittedly it was under duress from a self-imposed deadling, but nobody is perfect. I’ve had a fair number of people asking me for a wallpaper version of this image, if you would like one then please contact me using the “contact me” form on this website, or leave a comment on this thread. It’s available in sizes down from 1600×1200 to 1024×768 for CRT users and 1280×1024 for the TFT crew.

Woke up this morning…

Tuesday 2224hrs

…Got outta bed…

Sound like the blues? Yes. That’s my poor explaination for the lack of updates. Feeling blue, poor and stressed.

Normal service to resume soon, those of you who know me will know what I mean when I say I’m putting an edge on that sword ready for the bailiffs 😉

Anyone who wants to put some cash towards some decent personal defence, my paypal address is a hotmail one in the name of Denyerec.

Firefox Security Hole

Friday 1602hrs

Get it while it’s hot!

This thread details the incredibly quick fix for the firefox/IE security hole. I doubt this will be the last, but it’s encouraging just how fast the remedy came out.


Monday 2056hrs

Just thought I’d do some cross-site pimping, and add a link to a chum from #eve-online to the links list. Go, now, check out Rinnyweeeeeee!

I keep resolving to add more photos. I keep failing. Cheer me up and send me some money perhaps? 😉

The Infinite Cat Project

Sunday 1140hrs

This amused me, so I made it today’s quick update: The Infinite Cat Project

It’s damn cool if you ask me, but then I like cats.