I spent mt last child-free morning mooching round craft shops, and bought, yes you guessed it, more wool. Well, I spotted colours I didn't have already so obviously I HAD to buy them, in case, you know, um, er, ..... .... I think my wool stash has reached some kind of critical mass, I really have to sort out storage for it. So that's my plan for the weekend.
It really is the simple things that make me happy :)
On my charity shop browse the other day I had found a lovely chunky square glass jar, with a cork stopper, destined for my craft room, and to store ribbons or bobbins or something. However it was still empty and Just The Right Size, so in went my little posy ....
Speaking of little flowers, my pile of crochet flowers is growing.....here's a little peek ..... more over the weekend on those!
As it was an early finish for the children today, we decide to do a spot of baking - banana muffins to use up the gone-brown bananas that were lurking in the fruit bowl.
I've written out the recipe at the end of this post. My oven burns most things (really, it is the oven, it isn't me, honestly) and yet I manage to make these pretty well. Well they all get eaten, put it that way!
So the girls donned their aprons .....
Once the ingredients were all present and correct, the Banana Squidging team got to work ....
.... everything was put in a bowl and stirred extra well .....
.... and spooned into the muffin cases ....
... while the muffins were baking in the oven, the girls got to the best bit ..... licking the bowl ....
.... and shortly after they were ready ......mmmmm.......
A perfect end-of-school-start-of-Easter-holidays treat :)
We have 5 left for tomorrow, so I make that 1 each, unless we make some more .....
Here is the recipe, it is so simple, give it a try and let me know how it turns out :)
Banana Choc-chip Muffins
3-4 soft bananas
pinch of salt
6oz (170g) melted butter
1 teasp bicarbonate of soda dissolved in 1 tbsp water
6oz (170g) caster sugar
9-10oz (270g) plain flour
large handful chocolate chips
1.Preheat oven to 160 degC
2. Grease muffin trays and line with muffin cases
3. Mash up the bananas
4. Mix all ingredients together and stir until evenly mixed
5. Place desert spoonful in each muffin case
6. Bake for about 12-15 minutes. Muffins are ready when a skewer comes out clean.