Tuesday, 25 October 2016
At the moment I feel like I am on a factory production line. I had some bad news at the dental surgery yesterday so I need to make as much as I can before next Monday when I am being subject to a deep clean and tooth and bone removal!!!
It is fun making things for the craft fair but I am looking forward to making things for pleasure rather than profit once the day is over. I really want to draw, paint and maybe make a doll or two. I also want to take my jewellery making skills up several notches.
Thank you to everyone who reads this blog. I hope some of my posts inspire you as much as your comments encourage me to keep on doing what I love.
Monday, 24 October 2016
Sunday, 23 October 2016
Trent Country Park for a change of scenery.
A perfect Sunday morning walk
Friday, 21 October 2016
I shouldn't think these are very healthy but they taste so good. Bake them as an occasional treat! I've called them bumpers because of their bumper size!
4oz (115g) unsalted butter
6oz (170g) soft light brown sugar
10oz (280g) self raising flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
6oz desiccated coconut
1/4 pint (150ml) milk
Pre-heat oven to 180C (gas mark 4)
Cream butter and sugar together.
In another bowl sieve flour and cinnamon and stir in the coconut.
Add the dry ingredients and milk to the creamed mixture and mix well until a dough is formed.
Divide mixture into 10 portions. With wet hands form into slightly flattened balls onto a greased baking sheet (or use grease proof paper.) Bake five bumpers at a time as they spread out when cooking.
Bake for about 20 minutes for the first batch and 18 minutes for the second.
Happy bumper making!
Thursday, 20 October 2016
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
There isn't much other news at the moment as I am wholly absorbed into making thing to sell at the upcoming event. I really want to have time to experiment and take on some leisurely projects but for now I need to keep on planning and making.
If I decide to participate in an art and craft fair again next year, I will be sure to start making things earlier in the year rather than have a last minute frenzy of creating!
I hope your mid week is going well. I have another 'Cake Bake' recipe coming up this Friday to share with you all.