Thursday, 25 October 2018

Hogwarts Fun With The Latest Huge Harry Potter Haul...

Disclaimer:  I have not been paid to promote these products, just thought I'd share my latest Potter smiles with you x

Hi Honeys
How are you today?  All well I hope? It's starting to get chilly and our garden is full of leaves (again! after all that work Hubby put into clearing it) I thought I'd share a few smiles with the latest additions to my Potter collection, including the latest item, a gift from my dear Hubby and so precious it may be kept in its box to avoid any damage caused by the single most clumsy person ever... yep, you guessed it, me 😊

Is anyone else a Professor Trelawney fan? Poor dear Sybill Trelawney, bless her, stuck all the way up at the very top, on the seventh floor of the North Tower of Hogwarts.  It would seem that even (certain) witches and wizards think very little of the subject of Divination, of seeing into the future, for her classroom to be cast so far away from the inhabitants of the most famous school of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

I adore dear Professor Trelawney.  She has a gentleness of spirit I think, in spite of her often doom laden pronouncements.  You can imagine how thrilled I was then for Hubby to surprise me with an actual, official Potter collectable that celebrates the character of dear Sybill... but I'm getting ahead of myself dear ones 😊 

Rosie's Latest Harry Potter Haul...

Why not grab a cuppa and maybe a cookie (or a few... this will be a long post) and meet me back here in a few minutes for lots of Potter related smiles...

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Scottish Jam & Coconut Sponge - A Happy Schooldays Memory

Hi Honeys,
Autumn has definitely arrived. The garden is filling with leaves, there's a wee chill in the air, not enough to feel really cold just yet but noticeable enough that I've started reaching for a cardigan and thinking of adding a scarf before leaving for work.

As always happens at this time of year, my mind wanders to thoughts of comfort foods.  Not just warming evening meals I can prepare to greet my sweet, hard working Hubby when he gets home but memories are stirred of lovely childhood treats too 😋

One of the most popular posts on this blog remains my recipe for one of those childhood favourites honeys.  Scottish caramel shortbread, served with thick, warm custard, was a much loved favourite among school children of my generation and remains a happy memory for those of us... of a certain age 😊  If you haven't sampled it yet, you can find the recipe here.  Be warned though, it's seriously delicious.  I mean it's eat-a-whole-tray-with-a-spoon kinda delicious 😋 Enjoy!

I was at a loss for something to do today and I thought I'd make another childhood favourite, again served in "dinner school" the busy, noisy lunch hall of my schooldays.  Were you ever served Jammy Coconut Sponge as part of your school lunch?

Scottish Jammy Coconut Sponge: sliced and served with yummy warm custard.

As with Caramel Shortbread, this too was always served with that same thick warm custard.  The downside of course was that the custard would always form an icky, thick "skin" over the top before you even made it back to your table.  This yukky skin would just be pulled away to the side with my spoon and ignored 😊

The delicious jammy coconut sponge though, now that was always heavenly, dreamy, an absolute treat!  Let's go to the kitchen then shall we honeys, fetch our aprons and make this delicious jammy coconut sponge...