Look! Look!! It’s my Gingerbread House!!!! I finally picked it up and it is at home waiting to be given away as a present!!! I hade forgotten what it looked like after all this time, but there it is in all its ‘glory’.
No wonder I was so hot yesterday : it was 33*C. 33!! That’s about 98*F. That is very hot!! Today it is a more civilised 21. I wasn’t going to take the Labradors for a walk this morning, I was recovering from the heat, but they looked at me with those big brown eyes, so expectantly and hopefully, that I succumbed!!
As you can see, Harki has been ‘helping’ with my Christmas Craft again. She is poking her tongue out too!!! This is the start of a 'thing' for ACMA and since the photo I have made it right to the binding stage….it is a 'thing' to behold!!! I will easily finish this tomorrow, as I only have to bind it. I finished something else last night and added some sparkly things, as she likes shiny things.
I still have to make another Advent calendar!!! And I still have 2 or 3 wall hangings to make but I feel fairly on top of it now. I will whip up a few more batches of fudge and truffles this evening and make the Very Chocolatey Frozen Dessert Cake tomorrow and then I only have BE Niece to go!! There are still a few things to make for people I will see after Christmas, but I can think about them on Monday!!!
No letters or parcels from the Postman today. I saw him zooming down the hill and heard him come back up again, but nothing for us. There are still 2 delivery days though because at Christmas the postman comes on Saturday too!!
Coconut Cherry Truffles
- 125 g butter
- 320 g ( 2 cups) pure icing sugar
- 60 ml cream
- 200 g (2 cups ) coconut
- 125 g red cherries, chopped
- few drops of red food colouring if you like
- 200 g dark chocolate, melted
Melt the butter, then stir in the cream, icing sugar, cherries and coconut. Add the food colouring if you want to and then mix thoroughly. Refrigerate for about an hour. Roll into balls and then dip into the melted chocolate. Refrigerate till set. Devour immediately.