Another post that should have been written weeks ago.
I had the pleasure of hosting a Stealing Candy Party for some friends. I love having parties mostly because I love party food.
As most people were coming after tea I didn't want to overface them so as well as crisps I made my fail safe aubergine dip, from Nigella's Feast.
It's always a winner!
I serve it with strips of warm pitta bread. Mmmm!
Of course I didn't want to hold back on the sweet treats!
As it was the last week of pre-school for tiny kidlet (hold back tears) and I had my parents visiting I thought I could make loads of cakes and biscuits to distrubute.
I made vanilla macarons with chocolate ganache.
Lime and coconut macarons, I know, look at me whipping out macarons like some kind of french pattiserie chef (see here for macaron dispair).
Chocolate whoopie pies with vanilla filling.
I heard so much about whoopie pies being the new cupcakes that I was determined to have a go. They are so easy to make and absolutely delicious, if you've never tried, go on...try...you won't regret it!
Another classic favourite, lemon and poppy seed thins from a Martha Cookie special.
I also purchased some lovely Stealing Candy goodies, some of which are presents so I can't show them here. But I did treat myself to this gorgeous containers which have been used every day since!
I wanted to get some of these lovely bowls as well but totally forgot with so much going on.
So it was a nice surprise when my Toddler Group gave me a set as a leaving present.
I have been running it for a year and now will be taking a back seat when tiny kidlet starts big school (sobs).
We hastely packaged up most of the remaining treats (saving some for the parents) and I dispatched them with the kidlet to pre-school where they went down like...well cake!
(I would have like to have printed out a nice label but no time.)