I’m going crazy with excitement since today I’m over at my lovely friend Kim’s blog, Cravings of a Lunatic. What can I say? It takes no guesses at first to spot that Kim and I have something in common with our blog titles: she’s a lunatic and I’m mad.
Anyone who hasn’t had a taste of Kim’s infectious humour, let me guide you to her page that introduces herself: ‘My Story‘ (sorry, this was on the previous site – her brand new design this week rocks!) It’s hilarious – one of her fans comments, “You’re still a total candidate for the funny farm but we love you. You make us laugh.” She certainly does; we all need a good dosage of laughter in our lives and when food is involved en plus, then we’re in happy land.
To help me decide what to make for Kim, I consulted her list of things about herself. Er, point 2: “I am an extremely picky eater and don’t like most foods“. Crumbs. Reading down the list she’s right. Luckily, when Kim hinted she wanted to try her hand at choux buns – bingo. Chouquettes!
Chouquettes are mini versions of choux buns. For anyone who hasn’t made choux buns before, then this is a great way to start – my children adore playing with the piping bag! They are so small that they’re not even filled: instead they’re simply coated with pearl sugar. Only one warning: like macarons they can be Addictive…
Recipe French Chouquettes
Before you go, just a quickie announcement…
(I meant to post this on Tuesday – my apologies! Blame my kids for being on the computer too long: Aye, it’s the holidays.)
Announcing the Winners for the Macaron Event at Aye Write!
Waverley Books have four tickets to give away to readers for the macaron event on Saturday 10 March at the Glasgow Book Festival, Aye Write!
It was a tough one but not that tough. You were all so sweet with comments but much that it was tempting to pick ticket winners, you were mainly based in the USA! So, the following winners are more likely to manage to make it along, since you’re based in Scotland! Bravo to Janice (of Farmersgirl Kitchen. Her favourite macaron? She loves them all!) and Marie Lauchlan (her favourite? Chili chocolate macarons: shame, she ate them rather than sharing with her Valentine! Way to go, Marie.) Looking forward to seeing you both next month.
It’s not too late to book your ticket – head on over to the Aye Write! website to book online now.