Long-time readers of my blog will know that I am a little obsessed with making peppermint creams. There's something happiness-inducing about achieving just the right colour and then popping the shapes out of the cutter onto the work surface. And then arranging them on a plate. And then photographing them...as you can probably tell, I could happily photograph peppermint creams all day long. You can find my recipe for them here.
When some friends asked if they could come over for dinner on Friday night (they're exactly the sort of friends that you want to invite themselves over: when they texted me, I felt utter relief at the prospect of seeing them - like falling into a great pillow of cotton wool - we were having a tiring and unhappy week).