But I'm not. I'm eating cheese on some great crusty bread I bought at the French bakery this morning. (It's the only thing open on Sundays, and I take the boys over for a treat so they don't have to be cooped up in the building all morning. Hazard of being the pastor's kid: you are at church hours before anyone else shows up, and hours after everyone leaves... But I am eating a hazelnut yogurt...and will probably have a cup of tea before I go to bed...
Here's a great recipe I encountered this week. "Cold Tea Cake" Our congregation is primarily British expatriates, so I've been attempting to find ways to "infiltrate" their culture in order to win their hearts via their stomachs.
3 C dried fruit (I used golden raisins (or 'sultanas' in British...))
1 1/4 C brown sugar
1 1/2 C cold tea (the idea is to use the tea that's left over from tea time...)
2 C self rising flour
(I make my own 'cause it's expensive here: 1 C reg. flour + 1 1/2 t baking powder + 1/2 t salt = 1 C self rising flour)
Mix the fruit and sugar in a medium bowl. Soak in cold tea overnight.
Mix the egg and flour into the fruit mixture. Pour into greased loaf pan.
Bake at 350* for about an hour and half.
(My loaf needed nearly 2 hours...but it tasted wonderful when it was done!)
Three Good Things:
1. My inlaws are coming for a visit! They arrive next Monday! (one week to make the house presentable...)
2. Bram was having trouble staying "accident free" at school, but last week he stayed "dry and clean" (in his words) all week! We celebrated with a chocolate Kinder egg (a hollow chocolate egg that has a toy inside).
3. I got the most beautiful, and delicious strawberries from the Friday fruit market...so good that the boys and I have finished the kilo (2.2 pounds) in a little under 2 days...