6 TIPS ON USING FATS AND OILS IN YOUR BAKING…

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A few tips on using oils and fats in your baking…

1. Use Sunflower Oil Spray – it saves messing with butter, try using the low-fat cooking spray which will get into the corners of the tin if you have no liners in stock.

2. Add 2 tablespoons of salad oil to your cake mixture, as this can keep the mixture moist and less crumbly.

3. Take your butter out of the fridge in advance so it’s nice and soft, NEVER use it straight from the fridge.

4. Grease pans using a piece of paper towel, rub a small amount of shortening, butter or margarine evenly over the bottom and on sides of pans if directed.

5, Prevent sharp edges on muffins, bar cookies or quick bread by greasing the muffin cups or pans only on the bottom and halfway up the sides so the batter is higher than the…

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MY LATEST PROJECT – A KNITTED GRANNY BLANKET WITH TASSELS…

“The knitted blanket is a glorious expression of any grandmother’s soul; it is the colours of her dreams woven in delicate and loving hands. She would sit in that old rocking chair, hands moving, brain at peace, and from those delicate fingers would come the blankets.”

Reading this paragraph in a book I was reading inspired me to knit a patchwork granny blanket. I had a box full of odd wool ends in a multitude of colours.

I decided right from casting on the first stitch that I would knit six squares one after the other in different colours rather than individual squares.

All my wool was double knitting and I chose a pair of needles in size 7 for a 9” square using garter stitch ( knitting every row) and casting on 35 stitches. I’m so pleased with the result I’m knitting another in black ( as I have lots of this wool).

Beautiful Banana Baking — Caramel (Learner at love)

I hope you are all enjoying the wonderful array of BAKING and PICNIC themed songs that bloggers have chosen as part of a special SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY over on Jim Adam’s site A Unique Title For Me! One of the loyal SLS participants is the fabulous Felicia Denise, the creator of two fantastic blog sites, Nesie’s Place […]

Beautiful Banana Baking — Caramel (Learner at love)

Cuban Sliders Recipe — The Rockstar Mommy — My Meals are on Wheels

These yummy Cuban Sliders are loaded with ham, pork, swiss cheese, pickles and topped with a buttery mustard sauce that is to die for. CAN YOU MAKE THESE CUBAN SLIDERS AHEAD OF TIME? Yes, these sliders can be assembled ahead of time. Just follow all of the steps to prepare the sandwiches, but don’t add […] […]

Cuban Sliders Recipe — The Rockstar Mommy — My Meals are on Wheels

THINGS I HAVE MADE DURING THE PANDEMIC TO HELP TAKE MY MIND OFF MY PAIN…

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Apart from my usual blogging which I find very therapeutic I started a few projects at the beginning of lock-down.

My first project was my shed ( which I’ve written about before). With the help of my husband we totally transformed it. We were so pleased we did as it has given us a lot of pleasure this summer.

I then decided to change all the cushions from my outside dining chairs, settee and arm chairs as I didn’t find them very comfortable. We bought a much thicker foam for all of them but with them not being the bog-standard size it meant I had to make new cushioncovers for each of them. Ten in total.

I bought a midi sewing machine ( a bit better than a mini but just as light) and I followed a YouTube video on how to make box cushion covers. You can…

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