Monday, March 23, 2009

Too Cute To Resist



I went to a quiz night on Saturday with some of the mums from Offspring #1's school. We'd decided that we'd take a plate of nibblies each, figuring that at least we'd have something yummy to eat if the quiz questions were too hard! As usual, I left it till the last minute to decide what to make and was catching up on a few blogs when some gorgeous little morsels caught my eye.

Those of you who read The Pioneer Woman might have seen that she recently had guests to stay at her fabulously remodelled Lodge. Chief amongst the guests was Bakerella who showed the others how to make, among other things, Cake Balls. They looked irresistible but upon further investigation I wasn't entirely sure I'd not put my whole table into a diabetic coma so I made a couple of changes and came up with something sweet and pretty that was made to feel very welcome at Table 21! It wasn't brain surgery - I bought (nope, didn't make it sorry!) a nice moist Madeira cake, crumbled it and then squished it into balls. I popped them into the freezer to firm up and then dipped them in melted chocolate and drizzled white chocolate over for decoration. As you can see I had a go at some white chocolate ones too and they were a big hit with the kids.


Although I was pleased with how these turned out I didn't think they were much of a contribution in the scheme of things so I also whipped up an Olive and Feta Focaccia - I love this more and more each time I make it. For someone who has never been a big fan of olives I'm fast changing my mind.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

As a fellow table 21-er - they were both yummy treats, the focaccia was reeaaaaallllly delicious! Fi

Anne at #3 said...

I wish I would have come along for the food alone! Yum! XXX Anne

Anonymous said...

The foccacia looks delicious, have you blogged this recepie? If not, please do!
Kaz x

Red Dirt Mummy said...

Glad you liked 'em, Fi.

Yep, you missed out Anne. Next time you'll get your dates right, won't you????

I thought I'd blogged it Kaz but I can't find it anywhere. I promise I'll put the recipe up soon.