...Herman's family that is! A fantastic aroma in the kitchen heralded the arrival of Herman's offspring - meet Armand, Sherman and Hermione (she's in the middle).
Lucky for me none of my friends were interested in receiving the gift of Herman, and as I don't need to start accumulating extra Hermans yet, I decided to bake all 3 of the extra portions. Have gone for a fairly basic recipe for Armand & Sherman of Apple & Sultana and Hermione is the classic Date & Walnut. At least one of these will be given away and I may have to freeze another - but we will definitely sit down with a 'cup of tea & a slice of cake' later this evening.
Not all my baking this week has been quite so successful - tried to bake a birthday cake for Charles last Saturday. Not sure why, but a tried and tested, often used recipe just didn't want to bake. So I whipped out and bought one for his celebration, but this left a most unappetising looking flop sitting in my kitchen.
The addition of Mrs Finnegan's home-made Rhubarb Jam and some lemon butter-cream has worked wonders and then the magic of 'Barbie sprinkles' added the finishing touch. It all went and tasted so much better than it looked.