The grandson came to tea after the Spurs match on Sunday, out of the blue, so I needed something really quick to put on the table. I haven’t made scones for a long time, and thought they would be rather tasty with some of Vickie Humber’s delicious apricot jam. And maybe a little plate [… More …]
I have had this thing recently for making little steamed puddings.
I gave a quick recipe yesterday on Lynne’s Dinners, for the Marmalade and Syrup puddings we had for dinner [… More …]
I wanted some lunch. I had some left over home made soup.
But that meant I wanted some bread. Oh dear. No bread yet, the sponge was still setting.
I looked at the sponge, sitting there all fluffy and bubbly. I looked at the frying pan sitting there all black and empty.
I [… More …]
Did you see the little sponge cakes I made for my mum for Mother’s Day? I thought a variation on that theme would be nice for Easter. I meant to get some little eggs for the nests. And some flakes. But guess what… I didn’t. Oops.
But I did have plenty of chocolate in [… More …]
It is always nice to asked to join in, and I was rather pleased to be invited to join in a competition to pair Chablis with a take away meal. Chablis is a lovely easy tempered wine, so I expected it to be easy to find something interesting and tasty to match it.
Oh [… More …]
I had some buttercream left over after yesterday’s little cakes.
I received some Lizi’s granola to try out in the post yesterday.
I was snacking on dry granola for lunch and fiddling about with my buttercream.
And I had a brainwave…
I firmly believe that brainwaves are to be followed immediately before the brainwave [… More …]
These little Victoria Sponge cakes are perfect for coffee with your Mum on Sunday, just the right size for a bite or three.
I wanted to try out my new loose bottomed [… More …]
I had an urge for desserts again yesterday. A lovely light creamy squishy dessert, as against a good wintry stodgy pudding.
Normally I would have a Proper Pudding this time of year, and keep the squishy desserts for summer, but I think it was Carol’s request for a recipe for the Black Forest Cherry [… More …]
Simple as anything, it is layers that are delicious when eaten individually, and can be layered in any way you wish. But like this they meld beautifully.
This is [… More …]