Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Kid-free day

Catherine is having her traditional school holiday visit with her God-mother. I've been doing stuff.
Making a jumper at the moment. It's from the Lionbrand website. 1000's of quality free patterns, found here.

Also got around to starching the doilies I made a while ago. They take a couple of days to dry. To make starch just boil a tablespoon of cornflour with about 2 cups of water.

Went and bought some seedlings for the garden....

which I spent the day preparing the garden bed for.

And came up with a recipe to get through the masses of rubbarb we have in our garden.

(It's really just a cherry slice I changed a bit, from an Alison Holst recipe).

Here it is:


2 cups of flour

1/2 cup sugar

200g melted butter

Mix this together, spread onto a tin and cook at 350 degrees F. for 15 mins.


10 large stalks of rubbarb

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup water

Boil this untill soft and spread over cooked base


1 1/2 cups desiccated coconut

1/2 cup rolled oats

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup flour

50 g melted butter

2 eggs

1/4 teaspoon almond essence

1/2 tsp mixed spice

Spoon this over the top of the mixture using 2 spoons, and flatten with a fork.

Bake at 350 degrees F. or 180 degrees C. for 20-30 mins.

Scrummy as!


Luarna said...

Sooooooooooooo impressed! nice one you. LOVE the jumper. crochet?

dcpeg said...

I am drooling at the thought of making this. I love rhubarb in any way, shape or form. Thanks for sharing your recipe - it sounds like a great way to enjoy a favorite veggie/fruit.

Janney said...

hey Luarna, yup, crochet of coarse... can't knit a jumper yet, although I have just started knitting socks tonight to learn how, as a consider myself quite proficient at crochet now!

Janney said...

Funny Peg, we have so much of the stuff I don't know what to do with it!!