Monday, 7 November 2011

Cooking up a storm

My weekend was full of hard graft in the kitchen department. We had friends coming over for lunch on Sunday, so amongst other things, I made a pie and baked a cake.

My trusty companion for the weekend was the book How to Feed your Friends with Relish by Joanna Weinberg, which is a lovely read, and full of gems of widsom.

I made her leek, walnut and roquefort pie - a great option if one of your guests is a veggie, and also used her birthday cake recipe. Be warned though - the cake majors on the dark chocolate, and is very dark and rich. It's good, but if you're more of a "Colin the Caterpillar" cake fan, then this one is perhaps not for you. Anyway, here are my baking pics, along with a picture of lovely flowers which are in our dining room - these Stocks and Alstromeira have lasted over a week and are still going strong.

{Roquefort, leek & walnut pie}

{birthday cake}

{Stocks & Alstromeira}

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful Tuesday night suprise, to log on and see 'cooking up a storm'! Both the pie and the cake look truly scrumptious.......little pickers wear bigger knickers! Lazzle Dazzle :) x