Wednesday, 23 November 2011


Every now and then I
have a game of
with friends.

Part of the fun is in
playing ladies
and indulging ourselves
in a delicious
afternoon tea!!!

Last time we played,
I made a plate of
Raspberry & Coconut Friands
(recipe as follows)

Image from here
125g unsalted butter
½ cup self-raising flour
1 ⅔ cups icing sugar
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ cup ground almonds (almond meal)
¾ cup fine dessicated coconut
5 large egg whites
oil for greasing Friand tins
12 raspberries (I used frozen)
icing sugar to serve

Preheat oven to 175˚C (330˚F)
Melt the butter and leave to cool

until just warm.
Sift together the flour,
icing sugar and baking powder
then stir in the ground almonds
and coconut.
Whisk the egg whites until
fluffy - but not stiff.
Fold into the dry ingredients,
then fold in the melted butter
and set the mixture aside
for 10 minutes.
Spray or brush friand moulds with oil.
Pour the mixture in,
add a raspberry to the centre
of each (don't push down as they sink)
Bake 20 minutes.

Cool on a rack
before tipping out of the moulds.

Dust with icing sugar
from a height to give
a fine dusting.

Bon Appétit

Thank you my dear friends for visiting my blog.
I will enjoy catching up with you all
and visiting your blogs very soon.
Be kind to one another

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Je revien!!!

Bonjour dear friends!!
if any of you are still out there -
however, I won't be at all
if you've given up on me!

I would love you to stay
for a cup of tea
and a nice chat,
we've got lots to catch up on!

Do you have milk in your tea?
It's just been sooo long
I can't remember!

Let's get started!
Now tell me all your news
and don't miss out
a single detail please...
You've been on my mind
and I've thought about
you such a lot in
the last two months.

I've had the plaster removed -
what a relief that was!
And now I can drive again,
I'm no longer trapped
waiting for one of my dear friends
to call and take me out!

I'm now as free as a bird
it is just the most
wonderful feeling in the world!

This sweet miniature tea set
was my mothers
and she passed it on to me.

She loved beautiful china
and had some lovely
tea and coffee sets
which I'll show you another day.

Next time I'll share
a recipe for one of
my favourite cakes!

Thank you my dear friends for visiting my blog.
I will enjoy catching up with you all
and visiting your blogs  very soon.
Be kind to one another


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