Things I've done lately: 1. Read Fifty Shades :/ 2. Wee bit of honeymoon planning 3. Discovered I'm incredibly talented at Snapchatting (follow me, I'm hans_whit) 4. Went to a very boozy wedding of a dear friend and came out alive... 5. Inspired by Erin, I purchased a sourdough starter from Clare, because I kept botching my own attempts to create a starter from scratch. I'm now completely . . .
Friends, there are two exciting things to talk about today! You may have noticed I have given the old Swirling Spoon a bit of a needed facelift. If my history of blog-design-changing is anything to go on, give me another year and I'll be changing it yet again... but for now, I'll keep visiting my own website multiple times per day just to gaze at all the beautiful white space. More importantly, . . .
Sticky date pudding is that dessert that many Australians and Kiwis will have tried at some point in their life. Known as sticky toffee pudding in the UK, and perchance other parts of the world, it is a rich, moist dessert cake stuffed with lots of chopped dates and smothered with a brown sugar caramel sauce. Gah, even talking about it is making my mouth water. It is one of my favourite . . .
These muffins have been a bit of a lifesaver this week, I must say. There is a container that lives in our freezer that usually has a rotation of snacks in it: bits and pieces of leftover baking, slices of this and that. It kind of warms my heart each morning when I see Maths dude get the container out and select a couple of things to take to work. Even the things that didn't turn out great (such . . .
Last weekend I was at a gathering where there was so much food that I couldn't find a spot on the table to place my plate of humble muffins. There were chocolate cookies smothered in thick icing, mini blue cupcakes with buttercream, bowls of lollies and candied almonds, tiny sandwiches of curried egg, vegetable sticks with pesto. There was even a gigantic platter of sushi. I meekly went through to . . .