Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Crochet - another attempt! - and baking (always successful!)

Well, this is my first attempt at a granny square - it was the only one that I could understand the directions for! It's a Rose Square, and didn't go too badly (though it was meant to have 8 petals, not 6) until I got to the outer bit and then I lost the plot completely, but it was a learning experience, and hopefully I will be able to improve from here!

Here is Humphrey, from Lluest, have a snuggle down in the straw yesterday, when being stroked and fed Polo mints all got Too Much for him!

Here is Pryderi, who used to be bolshy and difficult, showing that now he has done the Monty Roberts Join-up, he is now enjoying Follow Up - note he is not being held and is following of his own free will. Another pony with a future now.

There was more baking done when I returned home with two Crunchie Bars. Chocolate Honeycomb Muffins - yummy!


2 cups (300g) S-R flour
1/4 cup (55g) caster sugar
1 cup (190g) White Bits (or a bar of chocolate, chopped up into bits)
100g chocolate-coated honeycomb, chopped
1 egg, lightly beaten
60g butter, melted
1 cup (250ml) buttermilk (if you don't have any - use semi-skimmed milk and a tablespoon of cream)
1/4 cup (60ml) honey
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Grease 12 whole muffin pan (or line with cases). Sift flour and sugar into large bowl, stir in White Bits and honeycomb, then remaining ingredients. Spoon mixture into prepared pan and bake in moderately hot oven about 20 mins. (My oven is on 180 deg.) Add a large spoonful of Nutella to mixture for real decadence!


Ganeida said...

Thank you for visiting me.:D I've only just realised as my writing has been on hold for the homeschool term. I shall be visiting here again, having been to your lovely country in '79. I love Lemon meringue pie but don't make it too often. With 5 teenagers in the house, 3 of whom are distance runners, food of any description does not last long ~ certainly not something as yummy as lemon meringue!

MammyT said...

Chocolate covered honeycomb? My goodness, Jennie. I've never heard of it! What is caster sugar?

Kelli said...

Oh my! Those muffins look good! I called Grace in to see your pony (is he a pony?) and horse. She is in love. :0)

Bovey Belle said...

Ganeida - 5 teenagers would soon account for any amount of baking I guess!

Nancy - We buy them as Crunchie bars - I'm sure they must exist in the States under another name. Caster sugar is half way between granulated and icing (confectioner's) sugar. I just whizz granulated sugar in the blender for a few seconds to fine it down a bit.

Kelli - these were ponies from Lluest Horse & Pony Trust, not mine, but little Humphrey is SO cute and the spotted Zorro too.