Lets begin with the extra naughty one- the millionaires shortbread. This one caused quite a few heartbreaks, the first being when I poured the condensed milk out of the tin when I was meant to leave it in; the second being when I turned the heat off and so the condensed milk didn't set causing a few waterworks on my behalf:P after my mum saving the day, I carried on happily the rest of the recipe going surprisingly according to plan! I must admit it was very delicious- especially the crunchy biscuit with the gooey sweet caramel, plus the salt gave it a very special touch.
My next little protégés were the Sunken Apricot and Almond Cakes. These have always been one of my favourites, as when you eat one, one doesn't feel quite as bad, because of the little piece of fruit that sits on the top of course making it therefore healthy. My mum had the pleasure of hacking at the butternut squash, and so the rest was rather a doddle for me! A quick whisk here and there, a lot of mess making, and a lot of washing up later they were done. Goldeny orangey, springy, aromatic and delightful. Quite amazing how a butternut squash could create such a marvellous little morsel. C'etait tres bon!
|They're gluten free too!|
|Honest and brave, these stunners take the world in their stride.|
Oh the joys of food!
See you next time
The Tiny Baker (: xoxo