I just made these delicious banana butterscotch muffins from Nigella Lawson's 'Nigella Express'. It's one of my favourite books, and these are so easy to make!
3 very ripe bananas
125ml vegetable oil
2 large eggs
250g plain flour
100g caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon bicarb
1 teaspoon baking powder
150g butterscotch (or chocolate) drops - I used a mix of butterscotch and white chocolate
1. preheat oven to 200 degrees (fan 190) and line a 12-bun muffin tin with cases
2. mash the bananas and set aside
3. pour the oil into the jug and beat in the eggs
4. put the flour, bicarb and baking powder into a large bowl and mix in the oil/egg mixture, and then the bananas
5. fold in the butterscotch drops and divide into the muffin cases, bake for 15-20 minutes
I thought it would be fun to share a little project I made a couple of months ago.
I wasn't keen on my engagement ring box, and wanted to make something a little more personal. I also had some liberty fabric on my shelf and wanted to find a use for it.
small piece of cotton fabric approx 6 x 6"
glue gun or needle and thread
1. cut the soft side off of the sponge. leaving the scourer intact. it doesn't have to be too neat as you'll turn it over anyway.
2. put the box on top of the sponge as a guide and draw around it.
3. cut around the line and then cut in half so you have two rectangles.
4. cut the fabric in half and one of the sponge rectangles onto the fabric (scourer side down). cut around it, leaving enough fabric to wrap it up (like a present).
5. glue together (or sew a couple of stitches to keep it in place).
6. glue the sides (or stitch in place).
7. repeat with the other rectangle.
8. push the sponges into the box.
Our internet stopped working last week and I am only just back online. What a week! Apologies for not replying to your lovely comments on the past couple of posts, I did enjoy reading them.
It's been very strange having limited internet access. I do spend a lot of time online, working through orders and updating the shop. Unsurprisingly, maintaining an online shop without the internet is incredibly difficult! I almost resulted to starting my tax return, but the new router arrived and put paid to that. Ha!
The one good thing though was that it pushed me to work on some new designs. I have even started working on the Christmas range... though I won't show you those just yet!
I have uploaded lots of new products, including these 'Happy Day' and 'Rainy Day' garlands. Available in the shop now.
I've been drawn to black and white interiors recently. It could have something to do with the stream of pretty images on instagram, and also my slight obsession with Marimekko Rasymatto. I've been pinning lots to my black and white pinterest board.
I think this lamp is my favourite, I really like the modern lines and I think it will work well in the bedroom.
I am hankering after these shelves, I think they will fit in well with the string sets we have, and you can never have enough storage!