I one of life's List People.
I live my life by lists. Be it at work, in the supermarket or just life in general, without a list I'm simply lost. Entering a supermarket without a list is way too risky- I'll leave without any of the essentials, such as teabags or loo roll, and instead be weighed down with multipacks of Kit Kats and gin. And I'd end up spending the combined national debt of the Eurozone at our local corner shop.
And yes, I do add things I've already done to new lists just to have the satisfaction of ticking them off.
And so I decided to make a list of All Things Baking. Subtitle: All the Baking Paraphernalia I Own
All Things Baking
34 baking books
4 spatulas (two red, one blue, one white)
12 assorted sized baking tins and trays (five silicone, six non)
2 weighing scales
14 cake tins, assorted sizes
1 sugar thermometer
5 packs of assorted sugar
1 large cake stand, 2 small cake stands
2 drawers of cake decorations
14 assorted biscuit cutters plus 26 alphabet cutters, 10 numerical cutters
1 pot of baking beans
6 assorted food colourings
3 jars of cinnamon, 1 jar of ground ginger, 1 jar of ground nutmeg, 2 jars of mixed spice, 1 jar of allspice
1 oven thermometer
3 mixing bowls
6 wooden spoons
I've no doubt you must be thinking one of three things.
Firstly: 'She needs to get out more'.
Secondly: 'Who on earth needs five aprons!?'
Thirdly: 'She needs to get on eBay, she'd make a fortune'
This weekend's recipe are a bounty of biscuits, Custard Cream biscuits to be precise, courtesy of Nigella. I'd originally seen the recipe in Good Food magazine (April 2010) but they also feature in Nigella's book Feast.
- These are lovely crumbly, custardy biscuits- certainly superior to shop bought custard creams
- Nigella's recipe involves heart shaped biscuits for Valentine's, but I thought petals were more Spring-like. And so I also thought to enter these into this month's Forever Nigella blogging challenge, hosted by Lucy from Vanilla Frost
- And do you like my new biscuit tin (that'll be number 15 then...):