Friday, 29 January 2010

Satisfaction guaranteed! ;-)

There's something rather satisfying about having a good old fashioned baking morning, isn't there?

And when a friend of mine mentioned the words 'Rock Cakes', recently, I put these on the agenda for today's baking.

I was up with the Lark, this morning and I managed to get all of my baking done by 8.30!!

Generally, I don't like to lie in as I do love the early mornings.

Listening to Chris Evans on his Radio 2 breakfast show, I suddenly thought to myself...yes I am feeling very satisfied just lately!

Talking of Chris Evans, I did think that Terry Wogan would be a hard act to follow. However, I am pleasantly surprised and I have to say that yes, I'm enjoying the new show.

And so there's another piece of satisfaction in my life.

I'm well satisfied with the Victoria Sponge, which I also made.

And... satisfied with these scoundrels .

Yo ho ho me 'earties!

And my golliwogs turned out great, although I think they are unhappy that I did not use their favourite jam in the middle of my Victoria Sponge!!

Looks like it's time for a party!

I know that as well as feeling satisfied , I also gave some other people satisfaction ,when they received these lovely fabric pieces in my recent giveaway...and so...

I've made up two packs for my shop.

I will have another giveaway soon...but it probably won't be this fabric.

Finally, I've been very satisfied just looking at these gorgeous pieces of vintage
1930s feedsack pieces in my stash...none of your repro but the real thing! (Although I do love some of the repro fabrics too)

My faves, as if you could not guess...

And now, to satisfy my hunger, I'm off to raid that plate of Rock Buns...just the one (bun ,not plate!), you understand!
Join me for a bun and cuppa and tell me.. are you easily satisfied?
If so , what's giving you ' satisfaction' today?


TheMadHouse said...

My MIL makes the most deliucious rock cakes, I would like to try, but they will never be as good as hers!!

Plus I am really enjoying Chris Evans too!!

Isobel said...

Can I come over yours, please?

CraftyHelen said...

I agree - a morning baking session is definitely good for the soul (although maybe not the waistline).A very satisfying post!cc

Yvonne said...

YUM YUM.... those rock cakes look scrumptious. I am always very easily satisfied... today it is the sun streaming through my windows and the snowdrops daring to pop their little nodding heads from their little beds!... see... easily satisfied.... some many things there would be too many to mention!
I hope the rock cake tasted as good as it looked... any spares??
Love Yvonne xxx

Julie said...

that victoria sponge looks wonderful - definitely a prize winner. I've been craving rock cakes for days now - and am even more desperate now I've seen yours. Hoping to get some tomorrow from our local healthfood store (Joshuas near Ottery - have you been ? Delicious foodie treats there), otherwise it'll be on with the apron for a baking session on Monday, but just not going to have the time over the weekend, so will keep my fingers crossed for a good shopping trip tomorrow, or the only thing that I'll be feasting is my eyes on your blog. (Although we've currently got some carrot cake in the tin which we made earlier this week, so it's not really like I'll starve!)

Menopausal musing said...

Satisfaction today?: Also baked: Victoria sponge and shortbread... then took shortbread and tea upstairs to watch Mr and Mrs Bluetit busy in and out investigating new Bird Box literally four feet away. It's mounted just outside the window. Heaven! :O))))

Midsummer Stitches said...

Oh yes im feeling satifaction too, I think its to do with the sun shining today, my lovely friends, looking at a new fabric stash that arrived yesterday and I too made chocolate brownies last night!!

galant said...

Lovely looking rock cakes, Sal! And I wonder who you got the idea from, tee-hee! I've just polished off the last of the batch I made a couple of days ago, totally yummy aren't they? The best recipe is by Jane Brocket (author of The Gentle Art of Domesticity and other books.)
And the Victoria sponge looks great, too, but rock cakes are my favourite ...
Margaret P

VintageVicki said...

Blimey far too busy for a Friday morning!!

Rock cakes look scrummy - what time do you want us all over?

Vicki xx

Anonymous said...

Hello sweet Sally, I love your Victoria sponge(My favourite of favourite cakes) I have been to the dump today Sal, what wonderfully gorgeous treasures i found their today...delicious bits for my garden, and a lush old ladder. So yes, I am utterly and totally satisfied today!! Have a delightful weekend...we must catch up soon...Jane xxx

Tilly Rose said...

oh Sal....sounds like a perfect morning to me! i love Chris Evans...he's just so full of life (never was a fan of Terry really)
loving the fabric too!
Enjoy your weekend...
Karen x x x

LissyLou said...

That all looks lovely sal! xx

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks for the rock cake and the cup of tea - cyber fashion - I enjoyed the thought.
What has given me satisfaction today? Well I have just walked round the fields for the first time since Christmas (it has been very muddy until now) and I do feel good about it. Have a nice weekend Sal

Anonymous said...

OMG you said "gollywogs" the PC "police" will be after you.

Shabby Chick said...

Lovely, they look so tasty!

Mel xxx

KC'sCourt! said...

I'm a morning person, I hate just laying there wondering. I love those labels especially the Gollys,
love the fabrics. I'm hopefully going to the craft4crafters at Westpint tomorrow. Going to look at all the patchwork!

Sal said...

Yes, I said Golliwogs as Golliwogs they always were and always will be to me!
So you know where the PC brigade can go!!!
;-) ;-)

Rosie said...

Mmm - rock cakes and tea? Lovely! Satisfaction today - well the sun is shining at the moment which is wonderful and I also got some of my favourite things from The Body Shop on a 3 for 2 offer - so I'm well stocked up for a while now:)

Joanne said...

Wow what time is afternoon tea, I'll be there it all looks delicious.

Have a good weekend

Joanne x

twiggypeasticks said...

That's so funny I blogged today about domesticity being fab. It's lovely being in a warm steamy kitchen baking goodies and listening to the radio. It reminds me of being a little girl and helping my Mum whilst scoffing the currants and glace cherries.
Twiggy x

Simone said...

I am partial to a rock cake and victoria sponge too! Today I have satisfaction that the weekend baking is out of the way and now it's time to relax! Enjoy your weekend Sal.

frayedattheedge said...

Oh that brought back happy memories - my Mum baked wonderful rock buns (sadly I didn't inherit her talent!) I agree with you about the gollywogs - the pc brigade just see offence in everything.

A Country Girl said...

I have a lovely recipe for lemony rock caked somewhere - might dig that out at the weekend. Urging the hens on to get laying so I can make enormous 4 egg Victoria Spnges again!

Serenata said...

What a very satisfying morning you had, cakes, tea and makes - just perfect!

Kelly said...

My Mum makes lovely rock cakes, your Victoria sponge looks perfect!
I absolutely love the tags sweetie I need one of the Golly ones for my friends who collects them, he will love it!!!! said...

I'm very envious of your amazing crafting ability, but more envious of your sponge making.I tried to make on over the holidays, it was a disaster, I quickly filled it with cream and told the lads it was a strawberry shortcake, I hope they never get to taste a real shortcake.

Kathy said...

I was a bit wary of the Chris Evans thing too, but I think he's great. He certainly cheers me up on my drive to work these mornings. I don't miss Tel at all.
Those rock cakes look good!
Kathy xxx

Miaou said...

Oh wow, I wish I could get my sponge cakes to rise like that!

Shirl said...

Yummy rock cakes! Love the pirates, if you are putting them in your shop do let me know ... :0)

Shirl x

Andi's English Attic said...

My mum would be the first to admit her rock cakes really lived up to their name! So I've never made them in my adult life. Banana cake is the favourite in our house.
I'm very satisfied with Saturday mornings. The first of the lazy weekend, and if my homemade soup turns out OK for lunchtime, I'll be twice as satisfied.
Love the fabrics. xx

skippinginthemeadow said...

Hi Sal,

I've just come in from the garden Brrrrr. So You can imagine how my heart lept with when I saw those first warm and welcoming pics :o) makes me want to go and put the kettle on and dish my best tea cosy out of the cupboard right away. Might even think about rustling up some buns :o) Love the Gollies xxx

Warmest weekend wishes to You xxx


saraeden said...

Oh that cake looks very yummy , my eldest girl makes fab rock buns too !

Sara x

galant said...

Just before Christmas I saw Golliwogs in a shop. I didn't ask what they called them, but they were traditional Golliwogs, the kind that we had as children and were on Robertson's jams! But what else can we call something that is a traditional toy? We can't be Politically Correct in retrospect, can we?
Margaret P

silverpebble said...

What's giving me satisfaction? The smell wafting up from the kitchen - Mr P has made a Thai curry from scratch and I know that in about twenty minutes I will be noshing it. Absolute heaven!

Your bakes look delicious and I'm even more hungry now.

I loved Meopausal Musing's satisfying moment watching the bluetits - that IS hard to beat.

Linda Gilbert said...

Sally-- Lovely work and some super ideas, I hope you don'y mind but I have used one of your pictures of Madge Mellors on my blog.I googled MM's and up you popped-- Juat what I needed x

Guenievre said...

Miam, ces buns ont l'air délicieux.
I made a 3Victoria Sponge cake" last Sunday, but I put lemon curd inside, no jam. It was delicious.
Lovely vintage fabrics !

Florence and Mary said...

Rock cakes are my brothers favourite and my mum is always making them!

Victoria xx

Cowboys and Custard said...

Lots of nostalgia here Sal.. those Gollies remind me of the Robertson Jam gollies I loved to collect from the backs of the jam jars.. and as for the rock cakes.. I think I broke a few teeth on the delicious rock cakes that my friend's mother used to make..
Sweet memories!

Lovely stuff Sal.. You have been busy!
Michele x