This weekend was exactly what I needed to get out of the dark frame of mind I’ve been in the last two weeks.
It was beautiful and sunny, and I was due to give the sheep hooves a trim. And with the loss of Chone still fresh on my mind, I was kind of expecting the worst -figured they’d be a mess.
But I was relieved to be wrong. They were better than last month.
I’m not sure, but it might have to do with a new supplement I’m trying.
They love alfalfa pellets, so it’s easy to get them to eat the stuff- which is nice, because they don’t seem to find their regular mineral very palatable (?)
Anyway, getting that out of the way Saturday morning got me off to a good start.
By the afternoon, I was ready to embark on a baking challenge that I’d been thinking about for a long time.
The Swedish Princess Cake has been on my mind ever since I saw it on the Great British Baking Show.
But it was kind of daunting. Lots of elements that I’d never done before- Genoese sponge cake, pastry cream, marzipan.
It took me probably close to 6 hours (including chilling time) but I finally got it baked, assembled and covered in marzipan!
And here is the layered interior
It’s pretty tasty- but so sweet and rich! I think it’s the marzipan that puts it over the top for me.
The other sweet I worked on this weekend was fleece from my dear departed little buddy
Quality time with Chone’s lovely wool was very therapeutic.