Thursday, 15 August 2013

Book Club Baking

After getting out and about last week I now seem to be trapped inside a vortex of never ending paperwork while I try to catch up with all those things I put aside until I had a few weeks free from teaching during August. Those few free weeks are rapidly disappearing under reports, planning and newsletters but I did manage a blissful day off baking yesterday.
 
 
There were cherry bakewells (not a bit like Mr. Kiplings) which I've wanted to make ever since I spotted them In Lily Vanilli's book Sweet Tooth.

 
Raspberry and white chocolate macarons... with their secret splodge of raspberry coulis. (recipe from The Pink Whisk)

 
And my trusty dark chocolate brownies with chunks of white chocolate and walnuts. All this for my book club supper last night. There wasn't much talk of books but we did eat a lot!

 
Now if you'll excuse me I need to go to the gym... I've got about 7000 calories to burn off.

17 comments:

  1. oh my Gina.... I'm on a fast day and I neeeeeed those gorgeous cakes. lol
    seriously - they all look so good!

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  2. That made me laugh - not much talk about books - why not start a cake club?

    Love the idea of the brownies.

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  3. I'm not a big reader of books but I do like the sound of your book club !!! ;)
    V xxx

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  4. Looks lush Gina!! I'm just scoffing my second helping of homemade bread and butter pudding, tis scrummy !!
    Twiggy x

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  5. I'm trying not to drool all over my keyboard. They all look delicious and so professional.

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  6. They all look wonderful - your book club friends must really love it when you make the supper! Cheers

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  7. They look wonderful, I definitely need to join your book club, who cares ifI don't read the books! Xx

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  8. Gina, your baking results do look rather delicious.

    My own little kitchen oven remains un-heated.

    I am glad to report that NYC is having a very mild August after that really hot hot hot July. All the same, a bit too warm to dial up a baking temperature in the over.

    Thank you for the inspriration, though. xo

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  9. Wish I was in your bookclub! :)

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  10. Who needs books when you can have cake.Its 7am and now I shall be drooling all day....

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  11. Oh delicious - when is the next book club?

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  12. Sounds like the perfect book club to me. Those cherry bakewells are amazing. x Jo

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  13. Oh My Gosh -- I want to be in YOUR book club. I'm drooling!!!

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  14. Yes, I want to be in your book club too ... those cakes all look so good!

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  15. There must be a lot of people in your group?

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  16. Phew, you really are the queen of cakes :-) those brownies are making my mouth water.

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