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.