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Wednesday, 2 November 2011

WOYWW - 126 Part 1 - Are you hungry yet?

My workdesk this week is actually in the kitchen, so don't expect to see any Christmas or birthday cards etc.  And I am writing this on Tuesday evening, as I want to do some more baking tomorrow.

First of all, how many of you will own up to knowing what these cakes are?  Every time I hear someone talking about cup cakes, my thoughts fly to these beauties.  For those of you who are too young, they were a smooth cup of dark chocolate(round, square, hexagonal, or triangular), with a very thin layer of sponge cake in the bottom and them a very thick layer of luscious creamy mix on top, flavoured orange, chocolate and vanilla, and were topped with a chocolate drop or a slice of orange etc. 

Having wet your appetites with those, I then decided that it was time I really gave my new cooker a good try out by cooking a Victoria Sandwich.  I haven't done any baking for some time, so it was a major operation to gather all the ingredients and implements needed.  However, this is the result, full of raspberry jam and waiting for our visitors tonight.  It looks OK, but the acid test will be when it is cut and tasted. 

Right, having now got into the cooking mode again, I thought I would like to try some cheese scones.  It is a lovely recipe, and came from the broadcaster, Mollie Harris, who played Martha Woodford in The Archers.  These came out so well, very light but very tasty.  A couple of them look a little dark but they are not burnt, it is just where the cheese has coloured.  Those will definitely be back in my list of top recipes.  They freeze well or can be toasted if they last long enough to get stale.

If you are not drooling too much, you will probably want to get back to our normal idea of crafting.  I recommend that you pop over to see what Julia has to show us, and from there to all the other bloggers out there.  If you visit someone, I hope you feel able to leave us a comment.  Your thoughts and ideas do mean a lot to us all.  (I was so chuffed with myself as I got round every single one, and only failed to leave a message on 2 - could not find the link on those for some reason).  I do not promise to do that every week, but I will do my best.

Have a great week.

27 comments:

Made by Mandy said...

Yum yum yum, your baking looks lovely. I've never had a cheese scone but they look yummy and I would like the more well done ones as it only adds to the taste :) I'm only in Birmingham so might have to come to tea one day LOL

Well done for getting round everyone last week, what a feat that was!

Love Mandy xxx

BetteK said...

OMG ... Kunzle cupcakes!!!! I do most certainly remember them but had totally forgotten all about them ... I can almost taste them right now ... what memories you have stirred Maggie!
I am really sorry not to have replied sooner to your lovely comments about my melting pot thingies - been rushed off my feel so no time to blog (even my darling little Farmville farm has suffered and I lost an entire crop of jalopeno peppers!!) Of course a little foil tray works just as well but I'd never seen that done before I got my melting pot but think I'd still have been tempted to get one as I am a bit of a gadget-girl (despite being very technically challenged) and I do love messing around with it. Hope to join in with today's WOYWW - just as soon as I understand what I need to do! xXx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Okay . . . I'm sitting here with a nice mug of coffee and am feeling really peckish now . . . off to snag a biscuit as I don't have any freshly baked goodies!

HAPPY WOYWW!
Hugs, Sandra View my desk HERE!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Well Maggie the cook and the new cooker have truly excelled themselves in best WOYWW fashion!! well done! would not mind a piece of the Victoria sponge please or will I make it the cheese scones - now this is the second blog in a week who have had cheese scones, too too hard, not to make but cannot stop eating such things so dont. Shaz in Oz.x

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Hello - you did do well last week and you trawled through my blog at the same time. Thank you for your lovely comments. We are fortunate that we have many lovely people in our lives and some lovely blog people who really helped to. I think the experience will stay with me for an awful long time but life has been so much better since we left and now just waiting to let the flat go and then all areas of life can settle down to.

Love your baking (though I am a purist and have to have a thick layer of butter icing) but thank goodness you use raspberry jam. Hope you all enjoyed it :)

Karen said...

Your Victoria sponge and Cheese scones look really, really yummy :) How eerie that I too added a baking post earlier this morning, there must be something in the air, probably the smell of home baking LOL!!

Charlene said...

Oh yum...your baking creations look absolutely divine. Cheese scones...think I might make some for dinner!

Annie said...

I don't remember the cup cakes but I do love the look of all your baking. Cheese scones are one of my fav too. :-)
A x

Eileen said...

Mmmmm...any chance of the Cheese scone recipe? I LOVE the Archers!xxxx

Sam said...

Haa Haa! I hope it was my fault you ended up doing cheesey scones.
Your Vikki sponge sure looks nice too - I could do with some right NOW!!!

Linda said...

Maggie, what time is tea? These look rather delicious. Enjoy :)

Debs Willis said...

Yum!!! Can I come to tea please? will keep elbows off table and mind my p's and q's :-)

Thanks for sharing the recipe, will have to try that one - what do you put in your cheese scones when you eat them??

debs x

butlersabroad said...

Good thing I've just finished my lunch otherwise I'd be salivating over the keyboard! I love cheese scones, one of my absolute favourite things!

Hugs
Brenda 74

JoZart said...

Oooh Maggie... couldn't you invite all the WOYWWers to tea please???. Your baking looks sooooo good!

Shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Marg, I'm with BetteK agian- I used to Love those Kunzle cakes, and had quite forgotten about them. So much gooey, choclatey filling, and cake- whats not to love? Thanks for the heads-up. I went over to CraftyWomble, I had actually quite forgotten about that draw! Very nice suprise. I wondered what on earth you were on about, :) We will see you on Friday, love Shaz

Twiglet said...

I remember Kunzle cupcakes.Scrummy. Your post today is fab - I will have to bake a few cheese scones now - my mouth is watering at the thought!!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I am bereft - I have never heard of, nor tasted, a Kunzle cake :( This is obviously a major oversight in my life...
Your sponge has risen beautifully, I'd have been happy with that! And G3 adores cheese scones, so we're going to have a go at your recipe this weekend - yum!!
Hugs, LLJ xx

Julia Dunnit said...

OOh no Maggie, this sort of crafting is good for me; the Kunzle's are stuff of legend in my parent's home - I wonder now if we actually believed them!

Elizabeth said...

I certainly do remember these cakes, though I don't think we called them Kunzle cakes - they were delicious. Your sponge looks a contender for the WI competition and I'm sure it tasted every bit as good as it looks. Love cheese scones so this recipe will go into my notebook, thank you. And, finally, you are a tease ... I've puzzled and puzzled over that photo and still none the wiser ... look forward to the reveal :) Hope you have a good week. Elizabeth x #59

okienurse said...

oh my goodness...wasn't hungry till I hit this blog and now I am off to the kitchen! Hope you have a great week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #68

BetteK said...

I have not been able to get Kunzle Cakes out of my head now since reading your post Maggie! x

Neet said...

Bless you, I too cannot remember my number whilst I make the transfer from Julia to a blog.
Lovely cake you have there - good enough to enter in a competition. Looks as if it will taste so delicious. Will give those scones a try.
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet x #11

Angelfish said...

I just asked my Mum and she remembers having Kunzle cakes, but nothing as fancy as yours sound, she says!

Mrs A. said...

I must own up to not doing any baking for sometime either but those cheese scones do look rather delicious. Just looked in my store cupboard and I do have all the ingredients so am going to have a go at the weekend. I was surprised that they only have 1/2 ounce of butter in them. Hugs Mrs A. #113

Anne said...

Hi Maggie and thanks for visiting my blog this week. Those scones and cakes look scrumptious. I'm not far away you could have invited me over for a slice (smile) If I feel ok tomorrow I am making the first of the Christmas cakes. Not sure how many I will do this year- am a bit late starting. I agreed to too many last year and got quite stressed - not doing that this year. What cooker have you had. I am thinking of a new one next year. Anne x

Morti said...

I've gotta stop coming over here. Not only have you got that infernal Christmas Countdown on the top of your blog (which I swear is wagging its finger at me and smirking) but now you're tormenting me with cakes and scones!!!!

Thanks for stopping by....

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Oh now I remember them!!! Proper cup cakes, and will always be the version I automatically think of when the word cupcake comes up!!!

thansk for the comments, and the cheese scone recipe, yum, yum, xx