Sunday, 31 October 2010

Poncho progress

I thought I would show you the progress that has been made with the poncho. I would say it's about halfway there as I want it quite long. I'm planning to add tassels at the bottom and a big flower at the top to one side.  I can't wait to get this finished as I keep seeing them in all the shops.

Yummy biscuits have also been made this weekend, I tried a recipe that I haven't done before and they turned out lovely, so lovely in fact that they are now all gone!

Butterscotch and chocolate chip cookies

125g/4 1/2 oz butter
175g/6oz soft light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
150g/5 1/2 oz plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
200g/7oz milk chocolate chunks

preheat oven to 180c/350f/gas mark 4
Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add the sugar and stir until it has dissolved and the mixture starts bubbling, then take it off the heat immediately.
Beat the mixture to cool it down a little, then add the egg, beating it really quickly.
Add the vanilla, then flour and baking powder. Once everything is well combined. add chocolate and give it another stir.
Take small spoonfuls of mixture and plop them onto a baking sheet, leave plenty of room in between blobs as they really spread.
Bake for about 10 mins.
Leave to cool completely.

These taste better eaten a few hours after baking as the butterscotch goes all lovely and chewy mmmmm!!!

In between the poncho and baking I also found time yesterday to visit a few charity shops, I only made one purchase but what a little gem it was, look at this beauty....

Isn't she lovely, and for only £4.99.

She has already been given a new home on Lucies bed, it's a shame it's only single bed sized as I would have quite liked it for my own bed.

I am going to go and carve a pumpkin now ready for tonight.
Speak soon xx


Jacquie said...

Wow, what a find Jacey !! I would love to find something like that gorgeous quilt.
Your poncho is looking good and the biscuits look yummy,thanks for sharing the recipe
Jacquie x

Gillian said...

Your poncho is looking lovely Jacey, love the idea of adding the flower and tassels :)

and what a Beautiful find that quilt was!!!

'Joyce' said...

oh I love your poncho. What a fabulous colour.

sylviesgarden said...

Your poncho is looking fab, such a great colour.
I love the patchwork blanket and such a good price too, very lucky find.

lovestitch said...

Oh the poncho looks great! I love it.

Kandi said...

Oh wow your poncho is coming along great, it would take me an age I am so slow at crochet. That quilt is a wonderful bargain, imagine giving that to the Charity Shop!
Kandi x

HoldMyHand said...

Wow what a great find & at a great price! Will have to try the biscuits they sound yum!

Penelope said...

How blessed are we to have charity shops, what a wonderful (and cheap!) Your poncho looks gorgeous and so seasonal xox thanks for your commets on my blog xxx

**Anne** said...

I made your cookies Jacey, they're delicious.

Vera said...

love the poncho!!! i really like the colour. And what a great find - the quilt is amazing!!!

Clara said...

Love the poncho and the rich color. Your quilt find is fantastic. Don't you just love it when you find something like this?