I noticed in Cathy’s blog this morning that she has received my recipe exchange piece. Yay!
Like a nob, I didn’t take a photo, so you will have to go visit her to see what I stitched.
One of the rules of the exchange was to include a recipe either from your country or that reflected your heritage. I thought I would share that recipe with y’all.
Soetekoek (now, I have no idea how to spell this. I have been googling and this is the best spelling I can come up with. Basically, this is honey cake. I have discovered that the Flemish really like honey.)
2 cups honey
2 tsp. anise (liquid preferred – grind to a very fine powder if herb is used)
1-1/2 cups milk
3 tsp. cinnamon
2 cups sugar
4 cups flour
4 tsp. salt
2-1/2 tsp. baking soda
Mix dry ingredients, add wet. Pour into greased bread pan. Bake at 350ºF for 1 hr 15 min. DO NOT OPEN OVEN DOOR. Makes 3 loaves.
Serve with real butter
In other news I have received my needleroll exchange partner’s name and info, so I will be starting that shortly. I am on the look out for the perfect pattern. I am pretty familiar with my recipient, so this should be quite fun!
I haven’t had any time since the weekend to stitch at all… sadly. We have been busy doing work around the house, trying to get as much done as possible while FIL is on vacation. This involves painting, cleaning, and other loads of fun stuff. Woot. (Can’t you just taste my excitement?)
That is all for now. Later!