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Taurus

April 20 - May 20

Taurus is the most dependable of signs and is portrayed by the strong and stubborn Bull. Tuned in to nature's rhythms and cycles, Taureans potter in well-stocked gardens, talk to their plants and are bowled over at the sight of trees. With a special knack of combining beauty and investment, they gradually build up their own collection of objects d'art -lovely to look at, and a handy nest-egg for a rainy day.

The sign of 'Beauty and the Beast' is associated with the throat and neck, and the rich tones of Taurean voices are smoothed and soothed with the sweet honey of seductive Venus. Honey Horns will certainly get Taureans singing about the birds and the bees - even if they already have one chin too many!

HONEY HORNS


Ingredients

  • 50g (2oz) margarine
  • 50g (2oz) demerara sugar
  • 50g (2oz) self-raising flour
  • 25g (1oz) golden syrup
  • 25g (1oz) clear honey

Mock Cream

  • 125g (4oz) margarine
  • 1 x 15ml spoon (1 tablespoon) castor sugar
  • 2 x 15ml spoons (2 tablespoons) hot water
  • 2 x 15ml spoons (2 tablespoons) top of milk
  • Few drops vanilla essence

Method of preparation

To make honey horns: Place all ingredients in a small saucepan. Melt over a moderate heat. Place teaspoons of the mixture well apart on greased baking sheets. Bake in middle of oven 180°C, 350°F, Gas No.4 for 10-12 minutes. Cool slightly, remove from baking sheets and wrap each round a cream horn tin or the handle of a wooden spoon. Remove when set. To make cream: Cream margarine and sugar together. Whisk the water and milk very gradually into the mixture until light and fluffy. Whisk in the remaining water and milk gradually. Add vanilla essence to taste. To finish, using a piping bag or teaspoon, fill each honey horn with a little of the cream.

 

 

 

 

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