I have done this months batch of 9 patches for Trish's swap
So far these are the two sets that I have done... there are more reds and blues on the way...
I am using a collection of fabrics from "Judie's 25th Anniversary" and having fun - I haven't worked with reproduction prints previously.....
After 6 months we send all the blocks away and then get packs made up from lots of other people... so there will be a lovely range of fabrics and colours ....
I had a reason to bake this week... friends from over 20 years ago came to stay... it was so fun....
CJ's Carrot Cake
(It's called CJ's cake because that's who I got the recipe from... and it's a favourite, but I have sadly lost contact with CJ )
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil (I use vegetable oil)
1 1/2 cups grated carrots
1 cup chopped pecans (I mostly use walnuts)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup flour
I play around with the nuts.. sometimes half nuts and half coconut and this time I threw in a handful of sultanas
- Beat sugar and oil. Add eggs one at a time and beat
- Fold in dry ingredients
- Add nuts and carrots. Stir gently until combined
- Bake in moderate oven (180 degrees) for 45 minutes or until well risen and browned
- Ice with lemon cream cheese icing
Righto, Gotto Go.... there's one slice remaining... and I feel the need for a cuppa!!
Whatever our beliefs at Easter, for most of us is a time of reflection, memories, letting go and celebrating..... may yours be full of blessings, wonderfulness...... and chocolate....