There's a lot of people out there at the moment taking what they want, without thought for the consequences. Not just the looters and rioters, but also the government and the idiots in the banking industry who have got us into this mess in the first place.
What about the rest of us, stuck in the middle of it all? The peace marchers and street clean-up teams?
I suggest we have our own revolution. A revolution of biscuits. If I could come to each one of your houses and make these beauties for you I would. But as there is only one of me, I will simply assure you that these are incredibly easy and fast to make. And incredibly easy and fast to eat up, with a big smile on your face.
Go on. Indulge without a thought for the consequences. Fill your boots. Maybe we'll get Cameron and the hoodies to join us, and national peace will be restored as we all sigh, united in our contended sugar crash.
(you can swap the Caramac chips for your favourite chocolate bar - it also works with Toblerone, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, whatever you like)
100g soft vegetable margarine
100g caster sugar
150g plain flour (self-raising is ok too)
1 tsp vanilla essence
75g of Caramac chocolate chopped into pieces
Preheat oven to 200 degrees
Beat the sugar and marg together
Add vanilla and Caramac chips, then slowly stir in the flour
Roll into small balls and space out on greaseproof paper on two or three baking sheets
Bake for 8-10 minutes - don't worry if they look a bit wobbly when you take them out, they'll get solid as they cool and they're SO much better soft and chewy.
Best eaten within 24 hours - or seal them *tight* in a container to stop them from drying out.