In December the information I shared was almost all about the food I was making as the knitting and crochet was mostly making presents. I shared some bread (as I often do) then Christmas food: mince pies, Christmas cake, Stollen, cranberry sauce, with the recipe I use, and the gingerbread I made as a present.… Read More Monthly Montage – December
Now I can share with you some of the presents I made for Christmas this year. Lets start with the food. My eldest loves ginger and I have made her so many coasters and hats and scarves that I couldn’t think of anything fibrous to give her. So I made gingerbread. The biscuit, ‘gingerbread men’,… Read More Food and Fun!
I have just made this and taken photographs quickly with flash. The recipe is mainly for my niece but I thought anyone might be interested. It is my own personal combination from a variety of recipes as I like the addition of the orange and cinnamon flavours. Here is a copy of my recipe card.… Read More Cranberry sauce recipe
Cake got completed on Wednesday. Just simple this year. I also made two StollenI sent my son a photo as he wants Stollen and not Christmas cake. He said they looked small! But these are the ones I made two years ago! I shared the recipe – HERE in 2012. However I now make a quarter… Read More More Christmas Food
I really don’t know why people choose to have a big party in the middle of winter when all is cold and dark rather than digging a big hole and hibernating! Maybe I haven’t been using my SAD lamp enough lately? (but some mornings it seems like too much effort to set it up – maybe… Read More This Time of Year!
In October I made ten poppies to be sold along with the normal Remembrance Day items for the British Legion by a friend of mine. She reports that they sold well and for a good price. I also devised a Triquetra shaped coaster to go along with my other three designs. I worked on a… Read More Monthly Montage – October
Now that recipe I mentioned last Monday. In my recipe book it is called ‘Danish’ strawberry cake but as it is a ‘Cordon Bleu’ cookbook I don’t know how authentically Danish it is. As we were going to be five for lunch that day, I decided that I needed to make double quantities as I… Read More Strawberry cake
Last weekend I decided to try making some oat bread. I thought I would share the recipe with you. This is how I made it, slightly modified from the book I got it from, though I have given the full quantities not the half amounts that I used. You start with 8oz wholemeal bread flour,… Read More Oat Bread recipe
Well not really rocks, though the ground does look a bit rocky in this photograph! It’s another of my occasional posts about my garden and baking. These are a few cyclamen that I planted years ago but are still managing to come up despite all the changes. I am also rejoicing in my sedum spectabile. which is… Read More Lets Rock ‘n’ Roll!
Recently I bought some wholemeal spelt flour to make a spelt loaf. I made a loaf with spelt flour a few years ago and I remember liking the taste, though it may have been white spelt flour that time. I am not sure. I didn’t know where I had got the recipe I used before… Read More Spelt Bread