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If you ask me what my very favourite thing is I would not hesitate to say my family. I came into motherhood quite late on, and was immediately overwhelmed with how amazing it is. Now I would like nothing more than to be a Domestic Goddess, and surround my family in love, good food, beautiful things and lots of happy memories. And like the majority of families these days, we need to do it on a budget!

I firmly believe we all have a little bit of the Domestic Goddess inside us, just waiting to break out. Whether that is knowing how to make a roast chicken feed a family of 4 for a week, being able to make, repair or recycle clothes, hunting down a bargain, or simply turning everyday, simple things into pretty or useful items, with a little bit of imagination we can all dip in to the Goddess inside and make our lives that little bit more interesting.



I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I enjoy sharing my (challenging) journey into Domestic Goddessness!



Monday, October 24, 2011

Baking with the Flop!

It's been a fair old weekend again. I hardly seem to have got anything done, but on the other hand, don't really know what happened to the time! So Monday rolls around again, and of course that means it's time to visit Wendy for Handmade Monday I didn't get time to visit all the blogs last week, so it is my ambition to make sure I do this week!

I don't know if any of you caught Kirstie's Handmade Britain last week, but I managed to watch it on Saturday morning thanks to my V+ box (there are advantages to having a small baby, who gets you up before everyone else in the house!) and I really enjoyed it! Even Himself sat through it, which I really didn't expect him to! The only problem then was Kirstie made scones for a country show event, and of course having seen them, Tim decided that was how I was going to spend my afternoon! Still, it gave me a bit of quality time with the Flip Flop, while daddy looked after the Bud. We had lots of fun and got covered in flour (at some point I'm going to have to concede defeat and buy her a pinny to wear when we're baking!) I did take several pictures of her making the dough and cutting out the scones, but of course they were rubbish because she just wouldn't keep still long enough!
This was the finished product (well 2 of them at least!) :


They weren't the best scones I've ever made, which I put down to the rough handling they got from Caoimhe (I think the gluten got worked too much) and also I did use a different recipe this time too...Hugh F-W's, with an egg added as well. But they still went down well!

I also made an ATC for my lovely hubby, just to remind him that even after nearly 17 years together, he is still my soul mate and best friend. I think having two small kids makes it a bit hard on a relationship sometimes, and I'm hoping that one day I'll learn how to split myself into 3 equally... then maybe I will be a true goddess!



I also learned today that my Big Shot works on my old jeans, which I am quite happy about. But more about that another time!

Til next time!

13 comments:

Wendy said...

The scones look great - possibly better than Kirtie's if I dare say that! A lovely task to do with children. Lovely ATC too. Enjoy the blog hopping! x

Caroline Lovis (Redneedle) said...

I must admit I'm a Kirstie addict too. I'm hoping she's going to do a bit of sewing. Your scones look delicious and it sounds like you had lots of fun making them.Looking forward to seeing what you've done with your jeans and your big shot.

Ros Made Me said...

How did they taste, wasn't too sure about using milk powder in them? Also was a bit worried that she did not let steam out of her eclairs... Am looking forward to seeing what she does this week :)

Penny said...

I've got amazing book of ATCs, I love the idea, and one day I might just get round to making some. I bet those scones were better than Kirsty's!

Helen said...

Ros they tasted ok. I didn't use milk powder in them (sounds wierd to me too!) i used milk and an egg (Hugh F-W omits the egg in his recipe but i have always added it)
I've never made choux pastry and was most impressed with her that she did!

mcrafts said...

The scones look yummy. (going away to look up ATC's) Mich :)

Caroline Nash said...

The scones look yummy. I use buttermilk in mine don't fancy milk powder but who knows?

Your Friend Susie said...

I always like the idea of scones, but usually don't care for them, EXCEPT some home made ones I tried once. So, that may be the difference. Bet yours are awesome! :) I wonder if I could make them without wheat flour? Probably not.

Mrs A. said...

Jeans and a bigshot! How the mind boggles. Looking forward to seeing the result though. Hugs Mrs A.

Rach said...

Helen the scones look great, but never mind those I am so in love with that ATC for Tim. Its gorgeous and god I'm such a hopeless romantic. I just think that it is adorable and so thoughtful in the midst of the madness that is being a mommy xxx

Carol said...

he scones look lovely, I did see the programme and wish I had written down the recipe now.

butterflyblossom said...

Wow your scones look delicious! When is Kirsty's Homemade Britain on? I bought the book last year and loved it so would really like to watch the tv programme this year.

Helen said...

Its on wednesdays on channel 4