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Sunday, 20 December 2020

What's cooking

 Felt like some pudding yesterday so tried out a recipe I have had for a while. It is rocky road cooked in a mug in the microwave. My usual rocky road is very popular but it is really for sharing otherwise I eat too much. I must say I was very disappointed with this version as it was so dry and the marshmallows spilled over the mug and made a terrible mess which was hard to clean. That recipe went in the bin.

Apart from that I have stuck to old faithfuls. Cheese scones, fruit scones and bread pudding the last of which I haven't made for over a year. I make a huge quantity and usually take it to our bible meetings to share with a cuppa afterwards. As all the meetings are on Zoom I decided to take some round to a few people who I know love bread pudding. They are all about my age and the men particularly remember their mums making it when they were little boys. It was done socially distanced with the parcel left by the door and me standing at the end of the path. They all live within walking distance so no illicit traveling.

Through another blog, I came across a guy called John Rogers on Youtube who does walks mainly in London and the outskirts. I found one where he walked from Chelmsford to Maldon along the river. In October before restrictions kicked in I took the bus to Chelmsford and walked along the river but not so far. I am planning the whole walk next year when there are longer hours of daylight. I like to have some outings to look forward to. 

We are in tier 4 now so will be staying close to home. 


  1. That does sound good all your cooking and sharing. Plus a lovely walk to look forward to.

  2. My husband loves bread pudding but I've never made one! Perhaps I'll find a recipe and hope it's as good as the one I get him from the farm shop. Plans for Wednesday include cheese scones but with no-one to share them with, we will likely eat too many. I usually have lots to cook but this year we will be on our own so I have to scale back. Wishing you a peaceful and happy Christmas. X

    1. Thats the trouble with cooking now. Nobody to share it with so end up eating too much.

  3. I think a lot of us are making travel plans (or at least hopes) for next year. I'm hoping for England 2021, but it may end up being 2022. Let's hope Covid is done by then!

  4. I have never made bread pudding, but know people that love it. I am going to have to give it a try.

    God bless.

  5. Can't go wrong with any sort of pudding in my eyes|! Happy Christmas and a Happy and Healthy new year and hope you get to take that walk.