Yes, I know - more food...
It's not that I haven't been doing any stitching, it's just that the things I am doing at the moment are bigger, ongoing things that I am not quite ready to show you yet (soon though, I promise). So for now I'm afraid we will have to make do with scrumptious things.
I had never made a cheesecake before, which is ridiculous as it is absolutely one of my very favourite things to eat. It doesn't really travel well though so I thought I had better wait until there were enough people here to eat it or I would just make myself sick. The occasion was my family's first proper visit to my home since it has been finished, and this was dessert.
I wasn't organised enough to get all of the ingredients in beforehand so I followed one of Mary's recipes for the base and filling (since she hasn't lied to me yet I thought it a good idea to put my first attempt at cheesecake in her capable hands), but sort of made up the sauce for the topping which was surprisingly successful. It involved blueberries and sugar and a slosh of maple syrup and I can't honestly remember what else as I just added little things here and there until it resembled something one might be happy to put on top of a cheesecake. The only problem being that I may well struggle to repeat it, which is a shame because it was really delicious - fresh and zingy and the perfect dessert. And best of all, everybody had second helpings so I was not left with piles of the stuff to tempt me!
Next time I will have to try a baked version, as in my humble opinion they are my best kind of cheesecake - though I must admit I am hugely daunted as it seems there are so many little things that go wrong...any tips?