I've been planning on making this fougasse bread for ages, but just needed an occasion when I could make it and it would all get eaten, and last weekend was just such an occasion.
A lovely sunny day, one of the first this year, so after cake making, I got to work making this bread.
It it a bread dough with herbs and chorizo, I do love chorizo. This is the dough when I first made it.
I spread it out and let it rise on a tray by the oven.
This is it cooking away in the oven.
Then out on a cooling rack
Here it is cut up and ready to eat for lunch.
I like to make a selection of cards to always have on the ready for Birthdays, thankyous and occasions, so I have made a new set. I have sewn little flowers onto card.
I hand stamped wishes onto card.
I put these together.
I have a new recipe book, so have been making a few cakes from it.
I tried this one out, a browned butter and cinnamon teacake, but unfortunately it was so good it all got eaten before I was able to take a pic of it!
I then made some Macaroons and topped them with chocolate, nice and sweet.
And here's them with some daffodils that came out of our garden, very spring like.
I made some biscuits.
I piped them out onto a baking sheet.
I then baked them.
I then coated them in chocolate, somewhat hiding all the pretty pipe worked shapes, opps, got a bit carried away with the amount of chocolate.
I always like to have handmade cards ready to send to people when a birthday or event comes up. So I decided to sit down and make some new ones as I am gradually running out of the ones I have made before.
I saw a great card idea, of using paper and sewing it onto card.
So I got going.
I drew out lots of pretty shapes, balloons for the boys and then lots of butterflies and flowers.
They looked quite pretty once I had finished cutting them all out, although my fingers hurt and it took a while!
I then got my sewing machine out and got sewing. I layed out the flowers etc roughly where I wanted them and sewed them on to the cards.
I think the results were quite pretty, I just need to line them to finish them off nicely. :o)
I got some pressies!! A new set of scales, which will definitely help with my cooking, should be much more accurate than my last ones.
I also got a new book to cook from, so lots of new recipes to test out.
Inspired by all the cold weather and snow recently I decided to make a couple of warm wintery hats.
This is the first, a slouchy beanie which is going to have a nice big bobble on it.
They'll be another pic to come once I have completed it!
I found a great new place to buy fabric and so picked up a nice piece to make a dress for work.
I recently made my own pattern that fits me perfectly, after reading a pattern making book, and so this was my first test run of using this.
This is the facing:
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