Monday, 30 January 2012
Sunday, 29 January 2012
Saturday, 28 January 2012
Last night Ophelia, Anne Sofie and I went to Lakeside shopping centre in Essex, about 30 min drive from home. This is what Op got from River Island - Fabulous knit dress in the most amazing colours and a nice soft cotton cardigan. Lucky girl x
The high tops and the sweat was not available in her size, so they are ordered online....
Thursday, 26 January 2012
This lovely classic in new wraps
Terry's Chocolate Orange taste delicious
(This version has 'popping' sweets hidden in the chocolate)
And if you are a Dane and like Orange St œnger this is your British equivalent
Sunday, 22 January 2012
This lovely cake comes from an old cook book my Mother in-law gave to me.
After this picture was taken, I decorated the cake with a icing made of icing sugar, fresh orange and apple juice and 2 tsp of cinnamon.
This is what you need:
175g Butter, softened
175g caster sugar
3 eggs, beaten
175g self-raising flour
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 apples, cut in small pieces
2 tsp apple juice or milk
a small handful flaked almonds
- lightly grease a cake tin, I used a bread tin, but you can you anything you like. If you bake the cake in small muffin cups reduce the baking time and if you do as I did, increase the baking time.
- Mix together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add the beaten eggs.
- Sieve the flour and cinnamon and fold them into the mixture. Then mix in the apples, the apple juice or milk to a soft dropping consistency.
- Sprinkle the flaked almonds around the base of the cake tin and spoon the cake mixture on top.
- Bake the cake in a preheated oven at 180˚ for about 30 min (Mine took nearly an hour due to the size of tin i used) When a skewer comes out clean the cake is done!
- Leave the cake to cool in the tin before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely (if you can wait) You can serve the cake with vanilla ice cream for the extra wow factor....
We had a lovely day at home, A bit of tidying up, cleaning, fixing the car (Alistair did that!) watching films, playing ball outside, baking cakes, making pictures, working on Ophelia's school project and playing games. Phew...
Alistair's lasagne is now in the oven, kids will hopefully be in bed by 8pm - and then time for a bit of Desperate House Wives and feet up before a new week begins....
The chocolate muffins is from this recipe, we just added some cocoa powder to make them brown and the Spiced apple cake recipe you can find here.
Hope you had a great weekend :-)
Friday is one of the days Felix is not in nursery, so I decided to take the morning off with him. I was supposed to work from lunch time onwards, but we had so much fun that we stayed home until we had to pick up Ophelia from school. We managed to build a large train track, fight with swords (I had to be Captain Hook and Felix Peter Pan). We also baked sausages rolls, made pictures and had a few games of Hedgehog.