Sunday, November 21, 2010

Weekend update

We had our good friends Rosie and Fredrik over yesterday for dinner. We sometimes cook dinner together and have a lovely time doing it and then just keep on talking until late in the night. Yesterday we made pasties with three different fillings and later on we had a English afternoon tea with home baked scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam. Oh the scones very to kill for fresh from the oven with butter melting on them.

Today we went for a long walk in the snow and had pizza with the left over pastie fillings as topping plus a bit more cheese. They turned out very yummie. For dessert I made a saffron cake with raisins.
If you want to try it out here is the recipe:
200g butter or margarine
1 sachet of saffron, 0,5 g
2 eggs
2dl sugar
1½ dl milk
4 dl flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
Grease a spring tin about 24 cm in diameter
Melt the butter and leave to cool a bit.
Grind the saffron in a mortar together with a sugar cube.
Whisk eggs and sugar until nice and fluffy. Add saffron, melted butter and milk. Mix the baking powder with the flower and add to the mixture add a few raisins if you like. Stir gently to mix it all together. Pour into tin and bake for about 45 minutes at 175 degrees Celsius. Dust with some icing sugar before serving

I managed to do some sewing today as well and have finished the top part of the second heart and are halfway done with the bottom part. But all the strips are sewed and ready to be cut into the right sizes.
This is how it looks like. I really like how these are turning out but then comes the hard bit, deciding on how to finish them off and figuring out the size of the blocks that will go around it. But I am looking forward to it all.  I must be insane!

1 comment:

Linda said...

Yummy recipe! You're not insane, you're a quilter! I love the colors in this heart!