Saturday, August 13, 2011

I hope abscence really does make the heart grow fonder, because it feels like forever since I sat down and banged out a post...I'm finally on the mend so here goes...

What did I do after I finally dragged myself up and out of the mountain of tissues that were surrounding me? Well first I scrubbed the bathroom (it was getting s-c-a-r-y in there, and let me tell you, it's on the scary side even when it's clean and sparkling!) and then to celebrate feeling better I made me some Whoopie...Whoopie Pies ie.

Seriously I have not cooked a single thing in well over a week. Thank God my husband is home at the moment because no-one would've eaten properly, (I don't think Cup-A-Soup counts) if he was "Making Whoopie" Pies was also an attempt to relieve my guilty feelings about this...

I used this recipe, recommended by Laura who has one of the prettiest blogs out there: kit and nancy. She is also as sweet as the cakes she bakes btw.

And here they are

Carrot Cake Whoopie with Orange Mascarpone Cream Filling

note: please be kind when you compare my wonky Whoopies to Laura's, she is a pro in the kitchen...a cup cake queen and I'm not ok. Plus my oven door doesn't close properly...What's that saying about a poor tradesman blaming his tools? Ha-ha!

anyway, they tasted delicious and that's the main thing!

While I was on roll I decided to try another one of Laura's recipes...she calls this one A Slice of Frankie, you can find out why and get the recipe here. Laura says it's the perfect cure for Mondayitis but I think it would cure the blues any old day of the week...

(catch a glimpse of the gorgeous kangaroo tea towel in the's a surprise pressie from Max all the way from New Zealand.)

nanna-ish in the best possible way!

This was yummy too and a sinch to basically just mix and melt. Be warned though, there is a WHOLE block of white chocolate in this! (but hey, take a look at all those apricots...I figure they make it healthy...hmmmm well, almost)

afternoon tea. perfect.

So anyway, that's me for the moment...thanks for the recipes Laura and thanks too everyone for your get well wishes x It's good to feel (almost) normal again that's for sure! I have oodles of treasures to show you, found before I got sick, so stay tuned...

The only painful thing about doing all that baking was the washing up least I've got plenty of tea towels...


Have a lovely weekend x

I'm actually quite partial to people who sing in the morning btw...


  1. Hey Kylie! Glad to hear that you're feeling a little better! The white chocolate and apricot slice looks sooo yummy!

    About the oven door not closing properly, at least that way your oven doubles up as a heater?!

    xx Aliya

  2. you are such a delight. thank you sweetheart and so glad you tried them out! the whoopies are sooo good is that carrot cake batter??? the apricot slice is dangerous but as you said, balanced well with the apricots. glad you are feeling better and on the mend. shoot me an email with your address and i'll get your prize to you on monday. much love. xx

  3. Glad you're feeling all better. Lot's of yummy baking going on at your place. That slice looks sooo good! I'm loving that blue floral cup in the background.

  4. So happy your back.Its late here and now I am hungry looking at what you made.xx

  5. Hi Kylie! Glad you are on the mend, and blimey if getting ill makes you produce such lovely treats then maybe I should get a bout of that illness ;o) Hubby would be most pleased here lol. Love the TT. Scarlett x

  6. glad yr feeling better Kylie. wow so much cooking. I spent a whole year or more with an oven door that didnt close properly, finally bit the bullet and called in a repair man..about $250 but worth it, he replaced the hinges and BANG it closes real tight now.[but I still dont bake cakes]

  7. Glad you are feeling better! Baking looks delish!
    Liz & Shortbread & Ginger

  8. You'd like my hubby then... he wakes up and starts chirping and whistling and singing as soon as his eyes open. I don't.

    That apricot slice thingy is going to be made before my boys head home to France - oh yes indeedy. It looks smashing.

    Lovely that you're feeling perkier.

  9. Ahhhhh now I am super hungry at 7:45 a.m. LOL
    Everything looks delicious if I COULD Pull it off the screen and eat it I would!
    Glad you are feeling better.

  10. Seriously, the whoopie pie recipe is going on my "immediatly make" list! Glad you are feeling better. The Snoopy tea towel is too awesome!

  11. Oh, my! Both of the deserts look so yummy. Carrot cake is one of my favorite cakes; I will so have to try this Whoopie Pie!

    Glad you are up and about again!

  12. Hey Kylie, glad you're up and about and eating cake again! Those treats look worth being ill for. Thank you so much, I got a parcel from you today - you're an absolute angel xx

  13. oh wow, your back with a vengence, that all looks amazing Kylie, and me with an empty biscuit barrel, think I might have to do a spot of sunday afternoon baking... must have a look there at that kit and nancy x

  14. mhmmmm... missed your being poorly... sorry.
    glad to read you are feeling up to scratch (and bake) again... ;))) deliciousness, or what???

  15. Yay for being on the mend :) You know I have never tried a whoopie pie but they look oh so tempting.
    Love Snoopy, that teatowel is fab!

  16. Glad you're better, Kylie. Love the look of those delicious treats. They're making me very hungry indeed.

  17. glad you are feeling better! what better way to celebrate health than by eating cakes and chocolate - LOVE IT!

    Kel x

  18. GLAD to hear you're feelin' better....If but for a little guilt....**wink**.... :o) !!