Hello! I thought I'd join in with the 'Friday Happies' idea this week. It has been quite an easy week to think of things as E celebrated her birthday on Sunday, so a day trip ice-skating, followed by bowling made for lots of happy memories. L was able to return the baking favour by making E a Pusheen birthday cake - we'll definitely have to think of a new theme this year! Lemon cake with a lemon and passion fruit curd filling - Yum!
Then it was back home for 'Onesie Film Night'.
As I was lucky enough to receive a Kitchen Aid for my birthday (Minnie the Mix! - if you're not old enough, 'Minnie the Minx' was a character in The Beano) I have decided that 2015 shall be the year of the loaf. We usually make our own bread in a bread maker but Minnie's dough hook and this new book sound like much more fun!
I aim to make a different type of bread each week and this week's was a crusty cob. Here it is - not quite as spherical as I think it is supposed to be but quite tasty nonetheless.
Tea and shortbread on my new tray (a Christmas present from L) made me very happy.
Finishing the main bit of my 'use up all the stash' garden blanket. Now it just needs a border. Surprisingly, the stash doesn't seem to have diminished at all!
Toodle Pip for now. x