Thank you for your kind comments on yesterday's post! Here are some edible gifts that I have made this week to pass along to teachers, neighbours and friends. They're also a gift to myself because I let myself do some fun 'making' in the kitchen when I should really have been doing dull tasks such as packing and cleaning. So these edible items were made with a lot of love.
From the top:
- cellophane packages of peppermint bark. I used this great recipe and can verify that is indeed a pretty special treat. I had to test the edge pieces before wrapping, of course. Every December I read about this confection on American blogs and wonder about it, and now I have finally tried it myself. I think it's something my Dad would enjoy eating- don't worry, there's some for you in the fridge, Dad.
- apricot balls using this old recipe. I love these and the kids do too- they are easy and (relatively) healthy and who doesn't love that lemony apricot flavour?
- when it rained and rained last week, my strawberry patch got a bit wrecked. I rescued all the watery berries one night with a head torch. And made this jam to capture their summery goodness.
I also have plans to make a few bottles of lemon-barley syrup and some more shortbread. Oh, and maybe some of this sinful stuff, too if time permits. Hope I haven't made your teeth hurt just looking at all this stuff!