Tuesday, May 13, 2008

No TWD for me this week

We went down to New Plymouth in the weekend to see my father-in-law in hospital, so I didn’t get a chance to make my TWD challenge for this week. It was florida pie – a coconutty take on key lime pie. I had even bought the limes and everything! I look forward to making it another time. You can see how the other TWDers did here.

I did do one small bit of baking on Friday night though. I made these ginger kisses to take down to my father-in-law. I haven’t made ginger kisses before. I adapted the recipe which was in Cuisine last year some time. I made more like a soft biscuit rather than a spongey cake kiss like the ones in the shops. They were slightly crisp round the edges but soft in the middle. After being joined together with the buttercream they softened up nicely. The buttercream was flavoured with the syrup from a jar of preserved ginger and diced preserved ginger. They were quite yummy and I hope my F-I-L liked them.

Last night for dinner we had fresh gurnard with a walnut sauce (recipe is in the latest Taste Magazine) with roasted mushroom and potatoes (a Dish magazine recipe) and a baby spinach leaf salad. The roasted mushrooms and potatoes were delicious – basically re-hydrated porcini stir fried with fresh field mushrooms and some thyme, then roasted in the oven with sliced waxy potatoes. A yummy winter dish.


steph- whisk/spoon said...

i love that magazine Cuisine--your cookies look good! see you next week for TWD!

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about your FIL Tammy. Hope he is okay. I am sure your ginger kisses made his day. So few people do home baking these days that it really is appreciated when received I find.

Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy

Those ginger kisses look divine, I could just about taste them! Which issue of Cuisine is the recipe in? I might check it out at the library as I have been looking for a recipe for a while now.
I really enjoy your blog and check it out every day.


Tammy said...

Hi Alison

If you e-mail at tammydotmcleodatdavenportsharbourdotcodotnz I will e-mail you the recipe


Cakelaw said...

Ginger kisses are fab - and these would be extra special with the preserved ginger in them.