My morning has been spent in the old, not very comfortable recliner by the front window, reading A Year in the Valley by Jackie French. It's so good I can barely bring myself to put it down. This morning I got comfy (somewhat that is), book in hand, peach cake on the table on one side and tea.... tea? Oh yeah tea sitting on the kitchen table. The recliner isn't the easiest thing for me to climb out of, it just happens to be in the best morning reading spot. Then I dripped it across the carpet in my eagerness to get back.
The wonderful and lovely Jackie French.
I made peach jam on Wednesday, along with the afore mentioned peach upside down cake. I've only made jam a couple of times before and each time I am in amazement at how long it takes. As it is the jam looks a little to liquidy in the jars but if the flavour of the still warm jam left in the pot is anything to go by it will be delicious. Might make some scones later.
The jam recipe is Jackie's she included it in her book. The book is basically a journal kept over a year and with added recipes.The upside down cake was a bit of a cheat, had intentions to make it from scratch but needed butter so went to buy some, saw a pack of butter cake mix and thought why not. My excuse was that I was exhausted from all that jam stirring and still had to clean the sticky mess that was my kitchen. Cake fell apart as I was plating it, looked ugly but mmm mmm, tastes wonderful.