Well this year is nearly over .... how fast did it go!
Had a nice Christmas with the family we did a brunch again as it was so successful last year. I made this yummy Festive Wreath, it has become a family tradition now. Georgia and linds helped make it so now they can do it for special occasions. The recipe is from my favourite bread book by Alison Holst. I see that she has a new bread book out, cant wait to see if it is as good as the previous one.
Also made a chocolate trifle for the 1st time, I usually do the good old fashioned English one but this looked easy enough. Here is the recipe'
1 Pkt Sponge 6x8
1 bottle cream
Put in saucepan over low heat
2 0z butter
1 cup sugar
2 heaped dsp cocoa
2 cups boiling water
Thicken with 2 heaped TBS corn-flour, and allow to cool. Cut sponge into fingers. Place in layers of sponge, sauce and cream. Finish top with cream. Top with grated chocolate or decoration of your choice . ENJOY
I had a really lovely necklace from my daughter Julie. It is made out of recycled buttons and is very retro looking and I love it I am going to hunt out all my old buttons for her to make more. She is very talented and makes the most amazing things especially felt food and soaps. She has just got her blog which is The Happy Houswife have a wander around and see what she makes.
Dan and Linds got me a lovely photo of the grandchildren they had taken while they were in Auckland on One Tree Hill.
On the knitting front I have made a Tam in fair-isle or stranded knitting out of some old stash it looks very nice, made a few mistakes but next one will be better. I seem drawn to colourwork knitting , just love seeing the patterns emerge.
I do hope you all had a lovely Christmas and have a healthy happy and peaceful 2011.
Happy New Year Everyone