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Hi!

Tonight I made some Custard Creams and they taste AWESOOOOMMEEE!!! (even if I do say so myself haha!)

Here they are:

…nomnomnom

I have Nigella’s recipe to thank, here it is 🙂

Biscuits:
175g plain flour
3 tbsp custard powder
1 tsp baking powder
50g unsalted butter, cubed
50g vegetable shortening (I didn’t use this just did 100g butter)
3 tbsp caster sugar
1 egg
1 tbsp milk

Custard Cream:
1 tbsp custard powder
100g  icing sugar
50g soft unsalted butter
1 tsp boiling water

1) Preaheat oven to 180oc. For the biscuits mix flour, custard powder and baking powder. Add butter and shortening whizz it in the mixer. Whizz in the sugar then gradually beat in egg and milk until you have a ball of dough (you may not need it all, I used it all and think it was a bit sticky) . Wrap dough in clingfilm and rest in fridge for 20 min.

2) Roll dough to around 4mm and use cutter to cut out shapes. Place on lined baking tray and bake for 15 min. Cool on rack before sandwiching them.

3) To make custard cream, mix icing sugar and custard cream then beat in butter until you have a cream. Add boiling water and beat again.

4) Sandwich each biscuit with about 1 tsp of custard cream.

Great! Cheers Nigella…nomnomnom!

And to brighten up the post here’s a lovely patterned card, featuring baked goods by Showler and Showler from Not on The Highstreet…

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I abso-flippin-lutely LOVE ban.do
kinda makes me wish I still had short hair cos I wore headbands allll the time when I did…but when it gets long, I will again and they will all be from beautiful ban.do!

Here are some of my favourites :

ban.do bride

ban.do black label

heart by ban.do


Super cute! ooh theres too many to choose from I wish I had better hair and more money hehe!

Also, there are  a couple of lovely posts about a visit to their studio over at Oh Joy! I love their photo wall and all the pretty things for making headbands!!! Ooh!

I’m starting a new project and I’m starting it properly…with a moodboard!

I’m not sure if I’m entirely happy with it so I may change this post but for now, this is what I have produced.

I  love making mood boards and I don’t do it often enough, so here is the start of my new woodland project with hopes of slightly warmer times to come. I intend to do some cut designs and some surface pattern to go with them, a proper collection, I’m really excited!

(Images from: Design*Sponge, Tord Boontje, Tsuru Bride, Vintage Printable, Liberty)

Trust Mr Rob Ryan to have THE best Valentine!!!
They are however, sold out… I hope the boy has got me one already haha! : P

( Thanks to Hello Lucky for bringing this to my attention! )