Last week I made a couple of new recipes both Mary Berry of course and taken from this book. I made the chocolate cake so that I could try out my new cake tin, and it worked a treat. The other new recipe was for a date and walnut cake, which did turn out well and it has a lovely lemony tangy icing but I was disappointed with the texture, it was a bit dryer than my usual recipe - but it's all been eaten up so can't be that bad.
It had rained most of the day but cleared up and remained dry for our little firework display, Mr R did the honours and was responsible for the fireworks and safety systems - a hard job with lots of little children wanting to help.
Everyone was wrapped up warm and the little ones had gloves on for holding sparklers - at arms length of course. I must admit I stayed in the warm and watched the festivities through the window. The children had such fun and when they came indoors they had lovely glowing pink cheeks.
My photos don't do the fireworks justice but give you a little glimpse of a happy and fun family evening, only sad bit was that Kate, Seb and Jake couldn't come but we will meet up very soon.
I am joining in with Hannapats "weekly bake along" but unfortunately I am a little late!
Talk soon x