Sunday, 14 June 2009

A little treat

Even though I am losing weight, getting on for 5 stones since Feb 08, I still love to bake and my OH had discovered he likes more and more sweet treats.
This is perfect for me as I get the pleasure of looking for recipes and baking them and he gets to eat them all, a bit like Jack Sprat and his wife!
I like there to be a nice balance between shortbread, caramel and chocolate, but this one I made is a bit ticht with the shortbread, never mind it is a good excuse to make it again!
Truth be told I have an old church cookbook and the recipes refer to big and small condensed milk and now we only get the one size in the shops so I had to mix and match the recipe.
This recipe is where I got the caramel from and I am sure will be a good overall recipe as hers always are.

Best laid plans

I have been really neglecting this blog lately, things have been busy recently and when you live in the UK you have to make the most of the weather we have, however unpredictable it is.

We had sports day scheduled at work and things were looking good on the morning of the event, but sadly when we got to the park to set up, the heavens opened and the rain poured down. Hopefully we will be able to go ahead this week.

I bought a copy of Good Food a few weeks ago and was drawn to this recipe. I only had chicken breasts and as I endeavour to follow the Slimming World food optimising plan, this fits in with an Extra Easy day. I cooked it for slightly less than the time stated and it was delicious.