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WIP Wednesday – Gandalf’s pipe and madeleines

Happy Wednesday readers!

I have taken back to my LOTR crochet along now that my ripple blanket is almost done (2 rows left, yay!). I have made a start on Gandalf’s pipe,Β and here is what it looks like so far.

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I’ve also been baking today, I made a fresh batch of madeleines using my nana’s recipe and they were delicious!

It was actually quite funny because I was using fresh eggs that a friend brought over and the madeleines turned out so bright compared to usual! I even though something was wrong before I realised what was happening πŸ˜‚

If you are interested with the recipe, I’ll post it next week, just let me know in the comments 😊

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Fantastic Bake Along – Double Dipped Fried Chicken

Hello readers!

Once every three weeks, I will now be participating in the Fantastic Bake Along hosted by Tami @tanglewoodknots and TracyΒ @itsatsweetday. This time, Tracy chose the recipe, a double dipped fried chicken. You can find the recipe on her post here.

So I set out to make this delicious looking chicken for dinner, first I had to mix the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients together. I used moroccan spice mix instead of paprika as this is what I had already in my cupboard.

Then the coating began. I used cut chicken breast, as I thought it would be easier to eat with the meal I had in mind. The I gently fried my chicken until lightly golden.

And hop! In the oven! Because my pieces were smaller, I baked them for 40 minutes, and they were perfectly cooked through. But in the mean time, I also set out to make the other part of our dinner: a udon noodle soup. It was the first time I made one but it was super easy and I’ll probably make it again. I prepared a broth using garlic salt, chicken stock and ginger. I brought it to a boil and then reduced the heat immediately to infuse the flavours. Then, I added pieces of scrambled egg, buk choy and udon noodles and cooked them in the broth for 5 minutes.

And there is was! Delicious fried chicken and udon noodle soup!

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If you are interested in participating, contact Tami or Tracy and you can also follow my Pinterest board where I will be adding all the recipes for the Bake Along.

Please also check out the other amazing bakers/cooks participating in the Fantastic BAL (I’ll edit this as the posts are released).

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Birthday and crafts!

Yay today is my birthday! We had a bit of a celebration yesterday is was so nice to meet up with my friends and in laws and have a relaxing time! I made a cake for the occasion, it was so simple but very yummy!

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I also got an amazing birthday present from my loving half: a sewing machine!Β 
I just couldn’t wait to try it and I found a very easy beginner pattern on mathastewart.comΒ for a pin cushion, so here it is!

tomato shaped pin cushion – cute and useful!

You guys have a wonderful week!

😘 X

Emma

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