Monday, February 15, 2010

Presents

Well perhaps I built up the Valentine's presents from Mr Stressy, but honestly, I was thrilled! Silicone bun cases - which have already been used to make some mini bread-puddings and a heart-shaped baking dish. I have never used these silicone cases before, never believing they would work. Well let me tell you. I am a convert. They are fantastic - didn't stick, dead easy to clean and a really great colour! I am going shopping tomorrow and can see more of these ending up in my bags before the day is through!


Here is the baking dish filled with an apple and raspberry crumble. Served with custard, this was the perfect pudding for yet another cold and miserable day!


I joined the Posh Valentine Swap this time. I don't normally like swaps and don't often do them - have a major inferiority complex - but blimey am I glad I joined in this one!

A very interesting and delicious book about tea time recipes (expect to see some of those gracing this blog in the near future!), some Charbonnel and Walker pink champagne truffles, cakey cake cases, crazy sheep paper clips, some pink yarn, hand spun by my amazing swap partner (lacy baktus I feel) and this scarf. Would you just look at this scarf? It's crochet. Unbelievable how anyone would spend so long making something so beautiful just for me. I am in awe. Thank-you so very much Saira. So much so that I have yet to eat the chocolates!


I'm going away for a few days now so will be back at the end of the week with news on how much knitting I've managed to get done! Bring it on Locket, bring it on!

6 comments:

Kathryn said...

I've been converting over to silicone for a while and they are great! Won't bake my bread in anything else. John Lewis is pretty good for getting all the different types/sizes. I've also got bun cases, Evie loves playing with them. Talking of buns, mine is still in the oven and moving about a lot. Three weeks to go, maybe...

Crumble looks great!

dottycookie said...

I love my silicon cookware; I even find the silicon loaf 'tins' work very well, though I admit I was terribly sceptical when Mr DC waltzed in with them one night.

My very favourite is tiny mini muffin cases - there's something very adorable about a naked mini muffin ...

Kitty said...

I've never used silicone baking trays either, but if you say they're good, that's good enough for me!

That scarf is utterly gorgeous. Hope you have a wonderful week. x

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

What lovely swap goodies! The lacy Baktus pattern would be perfect for that gorgeous yarn - so perfect in fact that I am sure you will succumb to startitis before the end of the month!!! ;o)

Enjoy your week! Locket xxx

wonderwoman said...

what fantastic goodies from a lovely swap partner! have to give those cake trays a go!


x

picperfic said...

wow, how romantic...love bth those hearty things. and what a fab package too!