Today was a beautiful sunny day. The day started very cold with a hint of ground frost, but as the sun gathered strength it felt warmer than many of the days we have had this summer. I was beginning to despair of picking any blackberries as we don’t seem to have had two dry days together, but this afternoon I managed to gather a reasonable quantity and I can see that there are many more to come, if the weather is kind to us.
I wanted to serve the berries with some kind of cake and decided that this was a good opportunity to find a recipe for the combined challenge from Dom (Belleau Kitchen): Random Recipes and Karen (Lavender and Lovage) and Kate (What Kate Baked): Tea Time Treats, the result is Tea Time Random Recipes
For my Random Recipe I decided to pick the two ‘Little Book of Treats’ that Susan, from A Little Bit of Heaven on a Plate ,sent to me. Both Susan and Karen have fabulous recipes featured in the 2012 edition of the book, which is sold at M&S Cafes in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
With the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning only a few days away, this seemed like a great chance to use one of these books. In the end I chose the 2011 book, mainly because I didn’t want to publish a recipe from this year’s book. So much for a Random choice of book! I did randomly pick the recipe though, the book fell open at the stapes in the centre to reveal….