Thursday, 19 April 2012

Baking in the holidays

Well that's the Easter holidays over with and very lovely they were too. I love my term time contract which means I get to enjoy spending time in the holidays with my girlies.

We spent our days with friends, making things, cooking, tidying bedrooms (this was not so much fun but needed doing!) they played imaginary games for hours and it was so lovely to listen to them and not have to stop them to do something or go somewhere, precious times.

Here's a sample of their baking (all gluten free of course!)

I did get into trouble for breaking the chick biscuit when I re-arranged them for the photo, that's gluten free baking for you!

I am also grateful to Jooles over on her blog for this delicious recipe for Raspberry and Marzipan muffins. They really are very good and I was unable to resist! 

The fabulous combination of the tartness of the raspberries combined with the sweetness of the marzipan and the surprising hint of cardamon is genius! Needless to say there were very few left when I took them into work for a leaving do, thanks Jooles!

So bring on the summer term, my eldest Whitething's last in primary school, two Messy Church events to organise, the allotment to plant up, the dining room ceiling to pull down, a community Jubilee event to help pull together, a couple of craft fayre's and lots more! Phew! Need to focus! And at some point I really want to learn how to crochet as it's still beating me! 

Meanwhile I'd settle for a dry school run! Hope you're having a good day!



  1. All that baking looks scrummy, I especially like the biscuits and the way they've been decorated. It sounds like you've got a hectic few months ahead, and emotional too as your eldest leaves primary school, it's such a change when they move to secondary school.

  2. Wow those biscuits look incredible and i'm glad you liked the muffin recipe :o)
    you sure do have a busy time coming up!
    have a super lovely weekend
    love jooles x

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