The baking has reached all new intense levels. In recent days I have made the following:
- A chocolate/vanilla coconut layer cake thing (which has a name, but it escapes me)
- Caramel cream filled profiteroles
- Red Velvet Whoopie Pies. This recipe was appropriated from a friend – basically they’re little red velvet cakey biscuit things with cream cheese icing in the middle. Will have my first taste at morning tea.
On the profiteroles… my friend Selina and I were planning on making a croquembouche, which is a profiterole tower – but the whole process was long and filled with mistakes, so we decided to flag the tower part. Despite not achieving our initial goal, we were pretty happy with how the profiteroles turned out, and the caramel cream. Watch this space, because we’re definitely going to tackle a proper croquembouche within the coming weeks…
Needless to say, am getting fatter by the day.
In other boring domestic news, wewent carpet shopping on the weekend. Really. Carpet shopping. How did I end up in this place? Anyway, we found some carpet we like and a fellow is coming over tomorrow to do a measure and quote, but of course you shouldn’t lay carpet if you’re planning on painting walls anytime soon, so this weekend… we’re stripping the wallpaper in the bedrooms! That could actually be a bit of fun.
Anyone got any wallpaper stripping advice?