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 away...so "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 background...it'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 make...you 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 afterwards...at 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...