Thursday, April 26, 2012

Using up scraps.....

I'm making these 'floating four patch' blocks at the moment - it's to use up the scraps. I've made about fifty so far....
Trouble is - there doesn't seem to be much of a dent in the pile.......

Sandi x
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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Just like his mum used to make....

I saw a recipe over at Spoonful of Sugar for custard shortbreads, - they looked so delicious.
I just had to try them for myself.....

I doubled the recipe.
And decided to join them together in pairs with custard flavoured icing to create
'Custard Kisses'.

Edited to add icing 'recipe':
50grams butter (approx)
1 1/2 cups icing sugar (approx)
2 tablespoons custard powder
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
a little warm water
extra icing sugar to dust

Beat together the butter with some of the icing sugar at first. Add in the custard powder and vanilla. Then alternate with icing sugar and a little water till you get the right consistancy (to stick the biscuits together). Once biscuits are joined together, dust over both sides with icing sugar.

Mr Roo said that his mum used to make these. (AND...he added....but these are better :)

The custard kisses are brilliant!!!
This recipe is definitely a keeper.

Sandi x
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Finished at last!
One of those little portable projects that I pick up every now and then, and do a bit more.....
it has taken nearly a year now.
I have really enjoyed making this scarf ......and now I feel a little sad that it is finished.....

but now glad that I have a great new scarf to wear.
Just in time for Autumn.
Within these last few days, there has been a definite chill in the air.

Sandi x
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