the secret of happiness?
one warm sunny afternoon, 2 willing helpers, one trip to the "pick your own", for2 large punnets of raspberries.
what didn't get eaten by the next morning turned into this
following the easiest ever recipe ever (must be if I can manage it.)
take equal measures raspberries and sugar ( we had about 1 1/2 pounds left after we stopped nibbling on them.)
warm raspberries in large bowl in the microwave for 4 or 5 minutes, then warm sugar in a separate bowl for 3 minutes. combine together, stirring to dissolve the sugar, and then cook for 10-12 minutes stirring occasionally, until set (testing on a little saucer that's been in the freezer)
cool a bit and put in jars, or on freshly baked bread.
we might need to go and pick more..........
I manged to send my parcel for Rachael Rabbits cupcake swap just before the deadline to Lily at Blockaday, and this week I received the most delightful parcel from Sarah and Lisa at A spoonful of sugar. There are no photos of the beautiful packing as I was much too impatient to wait, and inside I found a delightful cupcake themed purse,
tea bag purse and keyring,
as well as some great looking teas,
and some extra cupcake goodies
- the sweetest little cases, and a fantastic stencil for decorating cupcakes/coffee - expect to see some very stylish baking going on round here.
thank you so much for your really lovely and generous swaps. xx