first we made button bouquets. for a first class tutorial on this VERY cute craft, go see my friend nikki over at whiMSy love, but don't go see her until you've read this post, coz i put a LOOOooot of time into it...
the key is to have lots of different buttons
we had LOTS of buttons!
- 200g sponge cakes or wafers
- 1 1/2 C mascarpone cheese
- 4 egg yolks
- 1 TBLSP white sugar
- 1/2 C brown sugar
1 C cream
1/2 tsp cinamon
- 2 tsp instant coffee powder (yuck - don't do that!) tara used freshly brewed coffee and mixed it with a coffee liquer (oh yeah).
- 2 TBLSP cocoa powder (DOUBLE yuck! don't do that either!) tara used finely grated belgian cooking chocolate). much better, much much better.
- in a bowl, beat cream well and add white sugar. beat again until stiff
in another bowl, beat the egg yolks with brown sugar and cinamon. now add the cheese and the whipped cream. mix well.
so at 4.30am i hear this scratching which was closely followed by wednesday leaping onto the bed and dive bombing my head at high speed in order to get down the back and underneath the bed. this pattern repeated every 20 minutes until 6.30am when i finally fell asleep for half an hour (and man, did i have some weird dreams in those 30 minutes. lack of sleep perhaps?)
There might even be some chocolate involved. In the meantime, i shall continue to age gracefully and be happy with my smile lines. After all, they got there coz i’m happy.
ok, we're almost there! here's the pizza recipe. it's also known as the "i'd-tell-you-but-i'd-have-to-kill-you- pizza' pizza, but coz you're my friends, i'm happy to share.
- sliced banana
- roasted cashews
- chopped FRESH coriander
- non-sweetened plain yoghurt (drizzled)
- cerebos sweet fruit chutney (or the closest thing u can find). it's a chutney that sweet (not a relish). makes a big diff.
the reason this pizza is so yummy and appealing to small, fussy persnikety children is the COMBINATION of flavours. it may not look like much, but trust me, it's good eatin' (suddenly i'm from the south - who knew?)
ok - that was a long post! thanks for hanging in there. LMK if you make any of these recipes and what the verdict is!