Friday, 25 May 2012

Folksy Friday

Its high time I got round to this again. So in honor of the change in the weather here is a summer theme, just a few picks but I hope you enjoy. Clicking on the picture should take you to the shop.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Calendar Cooking Challenge April/May

Well I have been slow at keeping this up. So bad that I've had to do two months in one. So here is April's recipe.

This was the original recipe, so I followed it to the letter, well except for a few mistakes..  It was quite good, infact I've had a few requests to do it again, and now I know the mistakes I made I can hopefully do it better. Trouble is my fussier and fussier vegetarian daughter has finally realised she can't really eat Marsh Mallows, and my other daughter doesn't like nuts or raisins in it. That actually only leaves maltersers. Not too interesting to me, so these probably won't be making a reappearance.

This is my finished one.

So that was April. This is May's recipe

I've actually never succeeded in making muffins so this time, before beginning I turned to google and looked up how to make muffins. I sort of knew the secret was in not over mixing, but I saw one piece of advice that said to mix it with only three strokes. So I tried that, wow there were completely dry bits and liquid bits worked my best muffins ever. They were still a bit rubbery, sigh so this whole muffin thing needs even more refining. Actually I may not bother at all. I've ended up eating them all out of loyalty (that's my excuse) so maybe no more muffins.

NOW...I had this brilliant plan involoving photographing my new crochet coffee cosy with my homemade muffins. I was so pleased when they all came together and I spent all morning on my photo shoot. Trouble is I'm not too happy about the finished product. Still here is a first peek at the photo.

I'm pleased with the photo styling. I think I'm definitely getting better at taking photos. Shame about the crochet...and