Well since I brought the hubby a new stand mixer for Christmas I have struggled to get in the kitchen to do any baking as he has been very busy in there – he has even finally mastered Choux Pastry.
So having spent the night helping him with his Scout sleepover (that was after I had ran my Explorer Scouts), and spending Saturday Morning doing the normal weekend tasks (shopping etc), aswell as completing Scout Census I settled in to do some baking to keep me awake. We have got another scout event all day tomorrow so I thought I would treat them (or punish them – im not sure) with some of my baking.
First I decided to make some Chocolate Brownies – my chocolate brownies normally have nuts in – but hubby doesnt like nuts and I am unsure if any of the Young People at the event have any nut allergies I decided to modify my recipe and replace the nuts with White Chocolate “chunks” … it has kind of worked although if I was to do it again I think I would use a bar of chocolate cut into chunks myself.
Once the brownies were in the oven cooking I decided it was my turn to test hubbys new mixer to make a cinnamon swirl cake. This is done by making a vanilla sponge and then a Cinnamon (and sugar) paste which you swirl into the cake using a palate knife. I then topped this off with a home-made cinnamon butter-cream (although we had run out of icing sugar so I used a mix of Fondant and normal icing sugar).
Hopefully they go down well tomorrow.
There is not much of January left so here is an update on my other crafting goals:
- 2016 PL Layouts (1/1 so far)
- 2015 PL Layouts (3/4 so far)
- 1/1 Baking Project
- 1.5/1 Knitting / Crotchet Project
- 2 /2 General Card
- 2/2 Christmas Cards
- 32/31 MosaiCraft Squares Complete (I have done one bonus one).
Thanks for reading 🙂