It's been two whole weeks since I last posted. I've been doing many things, but perhaps most delightful has been making peanut butter fudge with Mr Teacakes. The recipe is Sophie Dahl's, whom Mr Teacakes has quite fallen in love with due to her love of cheese and disregard for calories...he says that he has never seen a girl who loves cheese as much as he does (the fact that she looks so utterly lovely may be in there somewhere...but eating cheese for breakfast, lunch and supper seals the deal). We watched her cookery programme, The Delicious Miss Dahl, on iPlayer a couple of nights ago (hurrah for his broken leg...we never usually watch television programmes...I am loving this slower pace of life and may well nobble the other leg the moment this one has recovered) and the next day he returned home from work with a large grin and a bag of ingredients from Waitrose.
Making & Eating
This is quite the most amazing fudge I've ever tasted. It melts in the mouth, but has crunchy peanut butter bits that kindly deceive the eater into believing it's not just pure sugar that they're eating. Mr Teacakes took most of it into work today to share with colleagues and left me with only this small fudge-filled bowl. Oh.
** Updated to say: the peanut butter fudge recipe is from the BBC website and was taken from The Delicious Miss Dahl 'Selfish' episode. Follow the link to make it. Her book, Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights,arrived yesterday and although the fudge recipe isn't included there are lots of other goodies and the little Teacakes sampled her grilled bananas with agave as a mid-afternoon snack yesterday and confirmed them to very good indeed.**
But anyway, this was only meant to be a five minute post, to announce the results of my Grandmother's Flower Garden fabric giveaway. Last time Mr Teacakes closed his eyes and jabbed at the screen as I scrolled it up and down and I ended up sending goodies all the way to Australia...by freaky contrast this time his pointy finger landed on Helen, who is somewhat closer. Hurrah for weird serendipity. Thank you so much to all those who entered - I loved reading your words.
My sewing break has turned into something of an extended hiatus, and I have to guiltily admit that I have had the most dreamy couple of weeks doing normal things like being in bed by 10pm and reading book after book, which has made this half term feel completely relaxing and I am already feeling cornerish about my children going back to school. But I have lots of projects lined up for their first week back and I know that by Monday I will be itching to turn my machine on again.