Wednesday, July 30, 2008
No DB for me this month
Today is a Daring Bakers posting day – unfortunately I just didn’t get to it this month, but I look forward to next month’s challenge. See how the other Daring Bakers did here.
I really wish that I had more time to practise my cookie decorating techniques. I am sure I would get better if I had time to practice! I may set myself the goal of practising decorating at least once every two weeks so that I am not forever disappointed with my attempts!
A couple of weeks ago our friends Teresa and Graeme got engaged and I made them these engagement ring cookies. I was kind of pleased with them but kind of not. I think that the little sparkles on the “rock” part of the cookies look quite good, but I was disappointed with how the gold dust turned out on the band part. I added some alcohol to the gold dust and painted it on, but I’m not sure that I did it right. Anyway, I do need to do some practice!
My husband is away for a couple of nights at a family funeral, so I am making meals for one. I don’t normally go to too much bother when he is away. Last night I made one of my stand bys, corn and ginger soup. It is loosely based on a Bill Granger recipe and is chicken stock with corn (I use frozen), freshly grated ginger, sliced spring onions, soy sauce to taste and a drop of sesame oil. It’s a lovely cleansing soup and nice and quick to make for one!