Matthew has been off school today. For most of yesterday he was complaining of a headache and tummy ache, and he had a cough. This morning he woke up with a temperature and still had a headache, so he stayed home.
We've been watching dvd's today - The third series of The Royle Family, and our home dvd of Christmas 2007!
I made a Bakewell tart! I've only ever made one before, so thought I'd have another go today.
Recipe for the spongey bit - I cheated and bought a pastry case.
2oz (50g) Self Raising Flour
2oz (50g) Caster Sugar
2oz (50g) Butter
2 tablespoons of milk
2 teaspoons of almond essence
Layer of jam.
Shove the lot (apart from the jam) into a bowl and give it a good ole whiz till it's light and fluffy. Spread out a layer of jam - preferrably raspberry, but strawberry will do, onto the pasty base and then pour in the sponge mix. Cook in the centre of a preheated oven at about 160 for 20 minutes.
When it's cool, mix some icing sugar, teaspoon of almond essence, and a little water, depending on the consistency that you want to spread on the top of the sponge. Add cherries to decorate.
Last night I did some more of my cross stitch, and yesterday was taken up with crocheting the blanket. I expect I'll do more of the same tonight due to football being on the telly!!
And, I did want to do the Friday Sketchers challenge this week too.