Monday 22 October 2012

Spooky Biscuits

In the night time, the small person and I made some Spooky Biscuits! We were going to make Monster Muffins, but I realised we didn't have any eggs.

We made them like this:
150g butter, creamed with 50g sugar. Mixed in 150g flour
(and blue food colouring).

For decorating, we made blue icing with water and icing sugar (and blue food colouring). For the faces we snipped raisins and dried mixed peels into shapes for teeth, eyebrows, lips, noses etc. And we used Dr. Oetker Soft Shimmer Pearls for eyes and sniped up some Sugar Butterflies for noses and teeth.

It was fun to do as they can be as messy and as 'orrible looking as you like!



Friday 12 October 2012

Mulled Wine

Making mulled wine in the cold months is lovely. 
Its so spicy and warm.
Here is my recipe, I make it a little different every time. Change and add to it as you wish:
  • 1 bottle Red Wine
  • 75g brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 star anise
  • 2cm fresh ginger
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 big proper orange
  • A few whole cloves (about a tablespoon of them)
  • 1 bayleaf
    1. Cut up the orange into slices or chunks or just quarter it. 
    2. Slice up the ginger in the same manner.
    3. Stick the cloves into the skin of the orange to make sure they aren't floating about the wine and getting into the mouthfuls.
    4.  Pour wine into a medium pot. Add all the ingredients and gently heat until steam begins to rise. (don't boil it or the alcohol will diminish)
    5. Serve in big mugs. Feel free to add Sloe Gin to your mug of mulled wine. I sometimes like to put a bit of brandy in.  

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Thursday 11 October 2012

We Were Fish For a Day

This is the day we were all fish. It is one of those photographs I am glad was taken, because it was such a fun day.


p.s it was a Friday