This should really have been several posts, and they should have been posted during April. Rather than lose the memories, here they all are all...
1. Butterscotch Sauce.
This is the sauce I remember having with ice cream when I was rather younger than I am now. I made my Mum hunt through all her old cook books till she found the right recipe. It's very sweet and a little goes a long way. The sauce is served hot so has the effect of both melting some of the ice cream creating a creamy caramel mix and hardening in places to form a gooey chewy toffee.
There's rather a lot of it shown in the photo above. I'd made double the
amount and it was too much, the quantities below should be plenty for
four servings. It's very simple and only takes minutes to make, perfect
for when you're needing a last minute special dessert.
Butterscotch Sauce for Ice Cream
1 oz (25g) butter
1 oz (25g) soft light brown sugar
1 tblsp golden syrup
Heat and stir. Boil for 1 minute. Serve!
While we're on the subject of food, here are some baking/cooking pic from April...
this book. Too sweet for me, I much prefer the recipe I normally use which is listed in my side bar.
Next, a baking request from A...
Nigella Express. The children didn't like it. Hubby did, I thought it was just OK. I did use quite bland cheese, perhaps stronger cheese would have helped. The texture was a little dry too.
Children's Book Of Baking. I have made so many recipes from this book and they all taste great and are simple to do.
"On Baking" by Sue Lawrence, another book I regularly use, great for traditional British baking recipes.
After all that food let's go for a walk in the garden.
Now to later in the month when there was a bit more happening...
And right to the very end of the month. All is developing much later than in 2012 & 2011, and later even than 2010 which at the time I though of as being a late Spring.
Now, how about some crafting and thrifting...
On to an art project...
I'm not in a hurry to repeat this project. It took a long time, and the scraping made a terrible mess - N looked like he'd been sweeping a chimney! I quite like the results though, especially as they are so different to each other, N's is probably my favourite with all the busy scraping marks.
Now another visit to the loch, just a quick one this time. More sparkly water and fence wire, this time with added cow, and some splashing in the puddles...
here how they were looking in March.
Will try the butterscotch sauce, looks good, nice pics great one of the cow so close! Like the egg cups.
Lots of subject matter here and all very interesting too. I do like the picture of the cow.
The cow photo is brilliant! Love A and N's artwork too! In our previous garden we'd had a flowering currant - having seen yours I'm reminded of how pretty it is and I'm going to put one on the list of when I next go to the garden centre!
Looks like a great month! Really great photos, especially the cow one! Thanks for the butterscotch sauce recipe, I will definately try this..
what a lovely collection of April memories, it looks like it was good month. The butterscotch sauce sound delicious, I'll have to try it - especially it's something my gluten-free Dave can have and he'll love it!
The black paint/scraping picture brought back a memory from my own school days, when I was perhaps 6 or 7 and we made pictures that way at school. I'd forgotten all about it until now!
The cow is my favorite picture, so cute. You have so much going on and it all look yummy and quite beautiful.
Wonderful photos. My cat has a favourite rolling slab too!
The photo of the daffodil is glorious :)
What a lovely round up of April....and I must ry that butterscotch sauce! Xxx
mmmm...mmm and mmmm :))
And such beautiful photos ! as always :)
Those angel cakes look very good, also the apple cake. (And the butterscotch sauce photo looks extremely enticing in my blog sidebar.)
I remember those fritillaries from last year - so pretty. Your spring is still farther along than ours - and we are back to near-freezing today. But the leaves are finally coming out!
A's drawing talent continues to be impressive. N did a fantastic job on that scratchy project, before and after.
Love the slightly maniacal-looking cow, the new wire on an old post, and that row of pots simply crammed with flowers.
Gorgeous photos, especially the shots of the daffodil and tulips.
I love butterscotch. We have a really old fashioned local fish & chip restaurant here and they serve ice cream with butterscotch sauce and brandy snaps on the dessert menu - I always order it. It's amazing. x
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