Sunday, 3 February 2013

Gull Baby Blanket Finished & White Chocolate Brownies

 I am continuing to gather strength and to busy myself.  Yesterday we went out shopping (only round the supermarkets, nothing to get excited about) for the afternoon.  I was shattered when we got back in.  And we popped out briefly this afternoon.  I managed to do some baking as well - white chocolate brownies - more of this in a bit.
At tea time, Mary-Jane said she was cold and wanted to wear a scarf, not a cardi, jumper or coat, but a scarf.  I produced my Green Apple scarf and she was highly delighted.  I put it on her, and she kept it on till bedtime.  I shall rummage out some yarn that is suitable for her and make her one.

I have finished the Gull Baby Blanket.  I am very pleased with the outcome.  Tomorrow I start the Tulip Cardi.  With this blanket, I found it seemed to take a while to get going with it, then when I did, whoosh!  It seemed to put itself together and finishing it took no time.
The lace pattern is taken from Elizabeth Zimmemans Knitters Almanac.  It was put into a blanket by Ingrid Aartun Boe - Pine Forest Baby Blanket on Ravelry.  It is a four row repeat, with two rows being good ole purl all the way.

White Chocolate Brownies

250g Caster Sugar
100g butter
100g ready made caramel (Carnation Caramel)
100g white chocolate
2 eggs
200g self raising flour
2       ripe sliced bananas
  1. Preheat oven to 160 fan, 180c, gas 4. Line a 20cm square tin.
  2. Melt caster sugar, butter, caramel and chocolate together until smooth
  3. Cool a little, then add the eggs
  4. Fold in the flour, then the bananas
  5. Pour into the tin and bake for 45-50 mins till risen and set.
I am using a fan oven, I found 45 minutes a bit too much, a few minutes less will be better next time.  It tastes good, give it a go!

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