As promised, this post is purely an account of absolute indulgence in the world of craft and bakery! It has been awesome, being at home, as I have had bags of flour, millions of varieties of sugar, and all the condiments known to man available to use at leisure! And so I used them, in abundance! I love baking, it is probably my favourite rainy day thing to do, and it is transferable to sunny days, windy days, foggy days - any days at all! All I need is my parent's kitchen and lots of things to experiment with.
So on Thursday Jenfer came over for bake-therapy. Of course, we didn't want to jump straight in without a warm-up, so she curled my hair!
I'm lucky to have straight straight hair that needs no extra attention, but I want a waaave! So I got a waaave and felt extra sleek and girly for the day :-)
Then, we scoured the recipe books for something to suit our tastes. Of course, scones were a must, since they are my favourite. But we fancied something a bit stickier too, needing a bit of technique and providing a gloopy mess to clean up.
An extra sugary sticky ginger cake!
Here is Jenfer modelling our artwork!
And here we are consuming it!
In fact, I didn't enjoy the ginger cake that much. I don't have a particularly sweet tooth (I still have all of my easter chocolate in the cupboard, nevermind a whole collection of birthday/other chocolate!), so I had one slice and left the rest for my brother.
On Saturday the baking resumed. I created some awesome sugar-free egg-free banana muffins for Daniel, to celebrate him finishing his dissertation. We like, a lot! They were consumed in bed with tea - surely the only way to eat muffins?
Then, for Mum's birthday pudding I made a rhubarb and ginger crumble. There are no photos of this to tempt you, as we gobblwed it up without regard for anything else. I had 2 massive portions - greedy but unavoidable. Woah good.
I am also KNITTING A SCARF. It is so warm and wooly and wintery - I can't wait to wear it! I will put some sneak preview photos up soon. All I have to say about this is that my knitting skills are better than ever, though I go for speed rather than neatness. It will be scruffy but looong!
Lastly, yesterday evening called for DIY. I was scraping paint and pulling out nails at Daniel's new house. So much fun! Today we're celebrating his freedom with a trip to Betty's and a trip up the Minster tower. I'm so excited for everything :-)