Kids love to make these. It’s such a sticky business!
15 digestive biscuits (crushed) I’ve used up to 17 – it’s not critical!
15 marshmallows (cut into quarters/ pink and white – very pretty
15 walnut halves (roughly chopped or broken)
15 glace cherries (quartered)
a can of carnation condensed milk (that thick, sweet stuff – you can get light but with these ingredients?)
4oz unsweetened desiccated coconut – that’s like coconut sprinkles
Place the first lot of ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly using a wooden spoon.
Lay out a long strip (mine was over a foot long) of foil or cling film and sprinkle the coconut thickly along its length.
Begin to spoon the mixture onto the coconut.
You are aiming to make a long sausage shape that you can squeeze together. Make sure it all gets rolled in the coconut.
All you need to do is unwrap and cut rounds from the roll. They can be put in bun papers if you like. Just rewrap the rest of the roll and keep in the fridge.
I was – not watching – that’s too strong a word – vaguely aware of the opening to a film on TV the other night, “Failure to Launch”; a rather grandiose title I thought for a standard McConnaghy show of teeth and pecs but almost immediately I was struck by a moment of interest. That’s Baltimore! said my spouse and I in unison as we remembered our walk a few weeks ago down from Mount Vernon, past St Paul’s and on towards the hexagonal World Trade building on Pratt Street.
Later in the film, Matthew McConnaghy is filmed in two locations of the National Aquarium (which is an amazing place for locations in itself) notably the sharks’ section (bet that shark thought he was looking in a mirror) and The Australia exhibition (in the rock climbing scene).
Next the director needed and if boats is what you need then there are certainly plenty of those all around Chesapeake Bay. In fact there’s plenty of everything in Baltimore, whether you want cobbled streets, like in Fell’s Point leafy suburbs or impressive churches, (this is First Methodist as seen in Sleepless in Seattle) parks and monuments Baltimore is the very essence of high rise romance and old style elegance
No wonder then that there have been so many films shot in ‘Charm City‘
Baltimore just loves to put on some slap, dress in style and pretend to be some somewhereelse 🙂 Only thing is, I can’t think of a nicer place to be!
At the Constellation Box Office you can buy a single ticket to 4 ships docked along the Harbours – the Chesapeake, The Torsk submarine and US Coast Guard Cutter, The Taney which is as you see, the last survior of Pearl Harbour. Now we only went aboard two or the four and I’d issue a caveate about this one. Don’t wear a skirt! and if you don’t like the look of these steps
Then this may not be the best experience for you
HOWEVER fools rush in and nobody warned me and I am now glad to have visited this receptacle of so much history.
visuals and doorways to the past.
This is a vessel built along utilitarian lines and it is difficult to escape the harshness of her lines but seeing and listening to people who were at Pearl Harbour within this ship is an unforgetable experience and there is no doubt about the pride and affection in which she is held by those who served aboard her – or their bravery.
She’s hugely impressive – I meant the SHIP!
As well as being a ship of war, her service at Pearl Harbour and downing 4 Kamikazes at the Battle of Okinawa, 1945, Taney has also served as a coast guard rescue vessel and law inforcement ship, seizing drugs’ traffic – 160 tons of marijuana in one bust!
Read all about the other