Thursday, 29 May 2014

Here are a few of my favorite things

Here are a few of my favorite things

Afternoon Tea
This afternoon tea held in memory of our dear Mother, who we recently lost suddenly,
was a beautiful celebration of her life

A beautiful friend's homespun home

Rose & Lychee Jelly with Raspberry, Cream Eton Mess & Meringue

Vintage Floral card print with Lilly of the Valley & a Rose Heart garland

A beautiful vintage floral arrangement from

Rose-Scented Cupcake Recipe

125g self-raising flour
125g soft butter
125g caster sugar
2 eggs
pinch of salt (optional)
1 tablespoon rose water
2 tablespoons  milk

Pre-heat oven 200 Degrees 
Line muffin tin with patty pan cases
Place all cupcake ingredients into mix  master except the milk 
Mix on medium speed until combined and smooth, adding milk a little at a time
Don't over mix the mixture
Spoon into prepared patty pans & bake for 12-18min depending on your oven
Cooked when middle springs back
Cool & then ice with Rose icing

(Makes about 12)

Rose Icing
250g pure icing sugar
1 drop of red food coloring
splash of rose water
1 tablespoon of butter
whip adding hot water until smooth 
If mixture too runny just add more icing sugar & if too thick add more water

Happy Cooking!

St. Therese holds a special place in my heart

Hold our hands, Lord,
walk us through the loneliness
and the valley of our sorrows.
Hold onto us when we're too afraid
to think about the future.
Let us lean on you, Lord,
when we're too weary to continue.
Hold our hands, Lord, through the night 
until we see the light of dawn.

Author Unknown

Next month I would like to share my love of vintage children's books, so stay posted & bye for now!