On the whole it hasn’t been a bad summer, with the odd scorcher here and there. While I didn’t get a chance to go abroad, I have to say I was exceptionally lucky with all the weather I encountered on my weekends away venturing around bonnie Scotland and her islands.
I was asked to make some farm animal themed bakes for a friend hosting a coffee morning in aid of Compassion in World Farming. They are the leading organisation in farm welfare and therefore she asked me to try my best to use free range and organic ingredients.
In the end I decided to go for macarons as they are a nice easy thing to pick up and eat at a coffee morning (there is nothing worse that trying to mingle while shoving a huge a piece of cake in your face). The macaron shells contain eggs from Over Langshaw Farm in the Scottish Borders and the chocolate ganache filling was made from cream from Clyde Organics and Green and Blacks chocolate.