So, an antidote was needed. I have a kind of bargaining arrangement between cosying on down and getting some things done. So, today I have cleaned and sorted the freezer. Washed and polished all the kitchen tiles and made a few more arrangements for the funeral next week.
But I was not going to find things to do when there are lovely crafty pursuits waiting in the wings. Firstly, we must be some of the few people who have never watched Downton Abbey. So we popped on Netflix and watched episode number two. Brilliant. Then we began to dream about something sweet,home made and comforting .There is always one recipe that comes to mind.
This sweet little book has been on my shelf for as long as I can remember and the Rock Cake recipe is perfect.
I have never grown out of "licking the bowl" either! Just a few minutes later delicious cakes ready for eating by the fire.
They really did cheer us up. And so have the bunches of tulips around the house. There bright colours contrast beautifully with grey,grey,grey.
And peeping around the edge of the vase a picture of William. He brightens every day. He is walking now so we are looking forward to celebrating this milestone next week.
Of course in the background the compilation of the BIG blanket is continuing. Another milestone. I have quietly hooked 500 little squares and they are nearly all sewn together. I am totally in awe of the big blankets which have been featured in blogland., I am totally in awe of mine! But more on the Elmer blanket soon.
I am so grateful to all my followers "old" and "new" for popping in and leaving such lovely comments.
In case it rains in your neck of the woods tomorrow here is the recipe for the Rock Cakes.
8ozs\200grams Self Raising Flour.
Pinch of salt.
4ozs\100grams Margarine or Butter.
4ozs\100grams Sugar ( I used light golden)
3ozs\75grams Dried Fruit.
Milk to blend.
Mix the flour and salt. Rub in Margarine\Butter and mix in Sugar and Fruit. Beat the egg with a small splash of milk and mix into mixture with a knife. It should be firm.
Place on a baking tray in rocky heaps and bake in a hot oven 200 degrees for 15-20 mins.
Cosy down whilst they are still warm with a lovely cup of tea.Then pull the curtains and hope for a dry,sunny day tomorrow. I am .