A few weeks ago I was given a wonderful gift - a bowl full of freshly picked backyard apples, via my sister-in-law Kaz. We're not sure what variety there were, heirloom perhaps? But they were crisp and sweet and I thought they'd be perfect for baking.
They sat pretty in a bowl for a week or so, filling the dining room with their gorgeous apple scent while I decided what to bake.
An apple pie was inevitable but I really wanted to make some little cakes too. I consulted my bookshelf and put on my thinking cap and voilà; gorgeous mini apple-almond cakes.
The almond meal made the cakes quite dense - almost a hybrid of a slice and cake, and kept the cake di-liciously moist. The glaze of apricot jam and sugar syrup was a master stroke! And the thin fan of apple slices just look so darn pretty. Great job I thought!
I made copious hand written notes and snapped away ready for a future blog post. Then I did a quick pack up of the house before Mr Di-licicous' annual boy's steak night and stashed my recipe notes away.
A few weeks later I'm ready to write up the recipe and I can't find it anywhere - I've misplaced my recipe notes.
Its highlighted a major deficiency in my blog 'administration' - clearly I need a better system! In a former life I used to be the organisation queen. Seems motherhood may have dulled my administrative powers slightly. I'm curious - how do other bloggers keep on top of everything?
Something I didn't forget to do this week though was participate in the Alphabet Photography Challenge over at Three Lil Princesses. The challenge, devised by chief princess Kellie is a look and find series of posts for children learning the alphabet.
My entry - C is for Cooking Cupcakes, features my little Olive cooking up a storm in her own playroom kitchen. A fan of MasterChef, Olive was only too happy to don her very own chef's hat and apron and pose for the camera. The only 'pressure test' will be how long Olive can keep her playroom tidy for.