Above are apricots from my brother's tree. I took this photo a few days ago and already they have ripened in the heat. There is nothing like apricots from a backyard tree. We have been scoffing many and I made a lovely tart with some (on my blog soon).
chocolate salami. Scrumptious!
overnight sourdough loaf twice. It is so easy and so delicious. Who would have guessed you could have soft spongy sourdough bread with so little work and in less than 12 hours.
We went to my mum's on New Year's Day to see my sister and nephew who arrived from Ireland a few days before. Mum served the hidden chocolate pudding for dessert. It was very rich with a sludgy chocolate filling. Nice but I think I prefer regular Christmas pudding. Mum sent us home with some leftover pudding which we have been enjoying. She also gave me a box of Heston's spiced shortcrust mince pies. I find the exceedingly spiced pastry a bit much for me. E is enjoying them with brandy cream.
Queen of Tarts cafe. I have already been wearing it in my floury baking adventures!
I am sending this post to Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for her In My Kitchen event. Head over to join in (by 10th of each month) and/or check out what is happening in other bloggers' kitchens.