Friday, 4 September 2015
An end of summer tea party
I picked these in the garden yesterday. The colours aren't true because of the flash - the roses are a soft custardy yellow - but this little posy made such a statement on the table.
We had our friends Pam and Dunc coming over for coffee and cake so we could catch up on a summer's chatting (we've all been busy). Apart from the cheese and the coffee, everything was home made.
Little cheesy biscuits topped with sesame seeds or poppy seeds.
Scones with lemon zest and raisins.
A bung it in the breadmaker oaty loaf.
However, this was the Disaster Area! A chocolate apple cake which I have successfully made before, but I used a different tin and left it in a low oven (as per recipe) whilst I went for a walk. It just got over-cooked, dry and heavy and although I put it on the table, I said it wasn't one of my best - and the birds had it in the end!
I hadn't realized that I had picked the flowers after I laid the table. It looked a treat. I can manage recipes later if you'd like.