XO

Saturday Morning.

Last night I cooked and baked for the family, this morning I woke up and baked breakfast…something is going on with me, just when I declared myself undomestic I have suddenly become Betty Crocker meets Julia Child throw in Mario Batali, of some sort and I find myself barefoot and in the kitchen, not pregnant, but I am not mad at it. Yet. Hell, I actually enjoy it.

Rainy mornings. The typical British summer time comes with a few days of rain and those days are some of my favourite, especially when I’m not wheezing around town trying to make it into work or to a meeting. I love a rainy summer day indoors. As it so happens we are having one this weekend, of course being Bank Holiday weekend its only natural. I woke up to the sound of rain against my window pane, I know, cliché right? But it was one of those mornings I didn’t have to do a thing other than change sides in bed, my curtains were drawn and lights off and my two-month old nephew, bless him, was sound asleep so it was absolutely blissful. The whole house was quiet; no alarm clocks pinging off somewhere.

At 10am my body fully woke up, after an hour of just lying in bed, I got out of it and quietly made my way to the kitchen with the intention of making a proper English breakfast but before I knew it I was butters deep in batter whipping up cupcakes. Dessert is my default food group so I love baking. I put Scandal on my laptop for background sound and pottered around like I did the night before, making a meal of it.

Some forty minutes later;

cupcakes

Here are my seriously delicious red velvet cupcakes. Sorry Humingbird, but my red velvet kicks your red velvet’s arse, and with just enough frosting to allow you enjoy the taste. #justsaying 🙂

Oh and here’s a trick I picked up from watching Cake Boss, half the cupcake, bottom-top half and make a sandwich.

cupcake halves

The loveliness didn’t stop there, I tossed in some peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies, this time there was no extra crisp so it was nicely soft with just a hint of vanilla. Yes, Yes, YES!!

cookies

My nieces woke up and together we had milk, cookies and cupcakes for breakfast, there was ice-cream and Baileys action going on somewhere where the kids were not allowed, whilst Tinkerbell and the Secret of the Wings played on TV and I worked away on my laptop…

Blissfully perfect. I hope to continue the rest of the weekend in this way.

Here’s to your blissful weekend even with the rain.