Thursday, 28 January 2010

Baking....

Just a little update..
Been having a few problems with my computer, the flipping thing keeps crashing! Have no idea whats wrong with it, I do have one of those insurances so may have to use it.
Also been having a problem with my leg the one which they took the vein from, it resembles a tree trunk at the moment. Went to see the Dietitian at the Hospital yesterday, she was more concerned about my leg then my weight. So need to make an appointment with my GP.
On the home front one of my very good friends and her children are coming to stay today, for a long weekend. So I've been baking! I've made Butterfly Cakes, which I haven't made for years, I suppose they were the forerunner to the Cup Cake. My Nan's recipe for Rock Cakes and a huge Bread Pudding.
I've also made two huge Shepherds Pies and they are in the oven cooking, ready for when they arrive.
She was supposed to be with us over Christmas, but it didn't happen, so over the weekend we are having another Christmas Dinner, I've even got some Christmas Crackers...LOL (Thanks Tash).
Ben has had two conditional offers from the Universities that he has applied for. One for Cardiff and one for Bangor. He's taking two Scholarship exams in February for Aberystwyth University which is his preferred choice. If he passes them, I think he will get an unconditional offer from there. Just keeping everything crossed that he gets a place..






19 comments:

Eva said...

Hope that you leg retun to its normal size, let see what the GP says. Take care Debbie.

The cakes and the muffins and everything looks fab and so so yummy...I would like to taste everything!!

WendiesMiniWorld said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm Droolin......! I had to REALLY pay attention to what I was reading! they all look VERY mouth watering with an overtone for the need of elasticated trousers ;o)
Hope you have a fantastic 'xmas' weekend!
(oh and scrap what I said before about adding cream...wrong sorta bread pudding, thought you meant bread & butter pudding the milky one)

Caseymini said...

Debbie, I hope that the leg is OK.

I am gaining weight just looking at all of the goodies that you made. It all looks so good! What exactly is a butterfly cake?

GOOD LUCK BEN!!!!!!

Hugs,
Casey

Michelle's Mad World said...

Ooooh I love butterfly cakes and that type of bread pudding! My Grandmother used to make that type of bread pudding! Yummy, yum yum! lol

I hope you have a great time with your friends and LOTS of luck for Ben too!:o)

Michelle xxx

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Oh, WOW, Debbie, that is a lot of baking and it all looks so GOOD!!!!

But if you're standing on your legs for a great deal of time baking that isn't helping the one leg!

You may have a virus on your computer . . . . .

Hugs,
Marsha

A. Wright said...

Oh wow *DROOL* these look so yummy. Hope you have a wonderful visit and that swelling goes down some.

kimsminiatures said...

Lovely baking Debbie! I want to come to your house. Everything looks so yummy! Hugs~ Kim

nikkinikkinikki72 said...

Hope you are having fun with your friend visiting. Sounds yum having another christmas dinner with cracckers.
Got to say wish i could eat your cakes. You know i love anything sweet and wish i could make sponge cakes rise and look like yours. All mine are total flops no matter how hard i follow instructins and measure everything. Love the look of the bread pudding.
Hope your leg will be better soon and you find out what is causing it not to go down.
Good luck to Ben to. Hope he gets what he wants.

For Casey. Butterfly cakes are small sponge cakes. When they are baked and cool you cut the top off each cake where it is raised and cut that bit down the middle.
The you can either make a buttercream or use real cream and push the two slices from the raised top into that. You can also put a litle jam or syrup under the cream topping if you like.
Kind of like your muffins though not quite as moist.
You can also put sprinkles on if you like.

Katie said...

Everything looks so yummy Debbie! Hope you can get your leg straight soon, you kinda need it, ya know:)We love Shepards Pie!! And Christmas crackers!! Take care of yourself and enjoy your company! :)
Katie

Sans said...

Debbie, you sure bake a lot for just a few people ?? :):):) but is it any wonder when your cakes look like they are fit for royalty. I wish I can doggy bag some of that :)!

Hope the leg will recover soon and get back to being its usual self.

Bear cabin miniatures said...

Hope your leg swelling is starting to go down, take care. Fingers crossed and good luck to Ben.
Julia xx

Carey said...

Hope you are feeling better. I had the same problem with my computer and I am now using my son's laptop. At first I thought your baking items were miniature until I read your post. They look delicious. Have a nice time with your visitors.
Carey

Marja said...

mmmmmmm the cake's looks Yummy
have fun with your frends!
Hope your leg will be better soon!
Hugs Marja

Doreen said...

My mouth was watering while I was looking at those delicious pictures. How on earth you managed to do all that baking and stand on your feet for that long just amazes me. I hope that you soon get somm relief from that leg.

Jill said...

Mmmmmm... I want be at your house! Everything looks so yummy.
Hope that leg is back to normal soon-- take care.
Hugs,
Jill

Susan said...

Aaaw! Butterfly cakes, mouthwatering home made butterfly cakes!! Now I'm going to have to make some for my grandies. I can see miniature butterfly cakes in my future ;)

There is an award waiting for you at my blog!

Susan @ Mes petits pieds-à-terre said...

Holy Cow, you MUST post a recipe for the Butterfly cakes! I hope you get to felling better soon, take care,
Susan

Sabiha Barkey said...

Dear Debbie I wish you the best with your leg and I hope it will get better soon!

Those cakes you have been baking look so delicous,I wish I could tast some of it,mmmmmm!

X,Sabiha

cashandben said...

I never see the butterfly cakes when i came over!!!! The currant cake was nice thou. Hope u had a good weekend xx

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