Monthly Archives: March 2012

Knitted Mouse Snowsuit

Yes, more mouse clothing. this one is a long time coming as I started it, but had lots of other things happening at the same time so it got a bit left to one side temporarily. This time involved much more mixing it up patternwise, and was inspired by the real Saffy Mouse, who was […]

Malt Loaf

Last night I was on call, I managed about 3 hours sleep, so once I finally got back home at 6, I caught up on Gossip Girl, waited for my alarm to go off, then thought it was probably time to go back to bed. I managed to sleep in until all of 10am…. then […]

Baking with Herman: Herman the friendly cake.

It turns out, good deeds really do get repaid. I took in my chocolate cake, apple tart, and swiss chocolate to work today, resulting in much delight from my colleagues. Apple Tart was lush, Chocolate cake was really delicious…. Yumtastic. When I got to work, I was also presented with this: Complete with these instructions: […]

Schokolade Kuchen (Chocolate cake, Swiss style)

So it’s return from holiday time again! Along with a return to the Apple tart, I googled Swiss cake recipes and came up with this. ———————————————————————————————————————- Recipe for Schokolade Kuchen (Chocolate cake) – taken from here Ingredients 150 g margarine 230 g sugar 6 eggs 1 pinch of salt 5 g  of vanilla sugar 200 […]

Rainbow Cake

When it came to my birthday last year… I wanted the most colourful cake I could. I gathered my gel colours and set to work. For the mix, I used my standard mix, with 3 eggs for each two layers, dividing it into two bowls, and colouring them separately. I started with the bottom two, […]

Torta Gegia (Gegia’s Apple Tart) (updated 27.03.2012)

We took a long weekend to Switzerland to stay with our friends for a bit of skiing. While there I was browsing through one of their recipe books. Also while there, I took a tumble on the first day, skidded on my face (with my poor chin bearing the brunt of it), and ended up […]

Cross stitcher in training… update

So last time I posted, the training cross stitch looked like this: ….because, I had ran out of thread in order to finish it! £3.48 and a little bit of time later…. …and I had finished the stitching, and dissolved the soluble canvas… (icky stuff, but probably less fiddly than waste canvas?) Then cut out […]