Fruit mince tarts - photo from a couple of years back.
I'm finally preparing to shop again. For groceries. I still can't bear to think about shopping for other things. In thinking about menus and shopping lists I've also planned for some baking. A cool change came through last night so we're back to rainy weather with cooler days that seem to beckon one to the kitchen and where turning on the oven is not an abhorent idea.
We've a week of camping planned with some friends, which is coming up faster than I realise. We don't share the cooking of meals, having realised some 16 years ago that it doesn't work when families have different routines and tastes. But the sharing of baked goodies is always enthusiastically embraced. So....thanks to some inspiration from some precious young people who love to eat what I cook this is the list I'm picking from.
Chocolate Chip SliceCoffee cake (iced)
Orange cake (iced)
I'd love to do it all, but I realise my stamina for baking is somewhat limited. Perhaps some more Nigella: Forever Summer viewing might inspire me to potter serenely? Certainly home-baking is the antidote to store-bought snacks that are filled with who-knows-what. Perhaps a couple of sessions will get much of it done.
What are you baking this week?