There are two things (of many) in this world that I really enjoy anytime. One is a cookie and the other is Eddie Izzard. The British comedian is hilarious, smart, witty and has one of the best voices around (check out the mouse in the new Chronicles of Narnia if you don’t believe me – and yes, I have a thing for voices.)
So this week, feeling (still) ill – what is it with this particular bug? – I was holed up on the sofa watching BBC America and wishing I was someone and somewhere else. Lucky for me, there were some reruns of Eddie’s great concerts – Glorious and Dressed to Kill. Now Dressed is one of my all time favorites – anything that references Englebert Humperdink is tops in my book – but I wasn’t really familiar with Glorious. So, drinking tea, ensconced under a blankie, I watched it.
And it was Glorious. Not Dressed to Kill perhaps, but Glorious nonetheless. At the tail end of the concert, he referenced Jammie Dodgers cookies. Now, I knew that name from the movie Flushed Away, but that was the sum total of my knowledge. Luckily my laptop was at hand, as always, and Google ready to serve. Turns out Jammy Dodgers are quite popular cookies in the UK. They are mass produced, but some enterprising soul has posted a homemade version that gets high marks from the Jammie Dodger set.
So, for those looking for a jammy cookie, a nod to Eddie Izzard or just a Brit treat, gives these a try.