love bug

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love bug biccies

I’m not much of a baker and although I used to love it as a teenager, I don’t have much time for it these days. There is always something I’d rather be doing if I was honest.

a plate of bugs

a plate of bugs

But Valentines Day is a tricky calendar event when it comes to us girls getting for our boys.

fizz and love bugs

fizz and love bugs

My plan was to make some romantic sweet biscuits for JC.  So, I thought I’d spend friday evening making these cute little love bug biscuits.

It was quite therapeutic and fun too although I am clearly short of certain tools such as icing bag and nozzles which meant the icing bug head, tail and spots are painted on with a brush.

half finished love bugs (I like these and will make them like this next time)

half finished love bugs (I like these and will make them like this next time)

Not my best artistic endeavours but they are tasty and look really cute.

shadows of the heart cut outs

shadows of the heart cut outs

Might have to rethink next year though as I’m not sure they went down quite as I had planned. LOL.

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food, glorious food

the last one!

We seem to be accumulating friends that are demons in the kitchen.  I already wax lyrical about my friend V and her culinary skills. All of our friends can put together a tidy supper party really and our new upstairs neighbours are rapidly joining the ranks of our foody friends.

a lovely crunchy coating of meringue

Jess and Jules came to supper on Saturday night and very kindly brought pudding. We have enjoyed their hospitality already and we took pudding ourselves so it has kind of set the tone.  I had mentioned when we were enjoying their grub and grog that my favourite pudding of all time was lemon meringue pie. Imagine my dribbling delight when 6 perfectly formed, single portion, lemon meringue pies arrived through our door at 8pm on Saturday night.

who gets the last one then?

I admire anyone who can make good pastry.  All my attempts are disastrous and I always end up buying it ready made. I’m pretty bad at yorkshire puddings too (my northern roots mean I am pretty ashamed to have to make that claim) so feel slightly let down by all things flour!!!

only crumbs left

My niece, my sis and my step mum all seem incredibly good at pastry as is my friend V (unquestionably good) and I really wish I could get it. Until I do, however, Jusroll is going to have to save me (or our friends are!)!!