Thursday, 28 June 2012

Sashing and Cookies

I'm staying with my Mum and Dad this week, and Saturday is the annual Church Fete (St. Nicholas's in Barton-le-Clay if anyone fancies coming along). Mum and I run the cake stall. We also bake at least half of the cakes on it! The fete is Saturday, yesterday I stocked up at the supermarket and today I made a start:

48 jumbo cookies (6 batches) which we will sell individually
6 times the recipe for chocolate orange brownies - these are really delicious, but a bit of a pig to make: split the eggs, melt the chocolate, take the rind off the orange, juice the orange.... they take a while.
4 times the recipe for regular chocolate brownies (from the Hummingbird Bakery cookbook)
And four Polish cakes (not pictured), (as in  Polish from Poland, not polish as in furniture polish!) I don't think this cake has ever been near Poland! It's crushed digestive biscuits mixed with golden syrup, drinking chocolate and margarine, then topped with melted chocolate - mmmmmm

In between batches I've made a start sashing my Farmer's Wife quilt. My Aunt has been over this week. She does a lot of embroidery and a small amount of patchwork. SHe asked what my least favourite part of making a quilt is. This is it. I love seeing it come togther, but I hate all those long seams, and laying it out at home (with helping paws) is a nightmare. That's why I'll try and get as much done as possible whilst I'm at Mum and Dad's.

I'll be back tomorrow with more baking and a finished quilt!


Cherie said...

Sounds like you've been having a fun time! Cookies and cakes are the best things to bake =D

Nic said...

The quilt is looking great! The sashing colour really works

Yum, those cookies look good too. Have fun baking the rest

Celtic Thistle said...

Hope you get good weather for the Fete, your cakes and cookies look delicious!

Katherine said...

I've been following your farmers wife blocks for quite a while and that way you are sashing them with the little squares just sets them off beautifully.

quirky granola girl said...

yay!! this is looking great!