Friday, 14 June 2013

Welcome to the start of another weekend

Anyone got a weather forecast for the weekend? Me either - here's hoping for some BBQ weather!!!

We have friends joining us for dinner this evening so yesterday was a day for clearing and cleaning up - hubby went to Tesco's whilst I cracked on with that and then it was time for me to make dessert ..... one of my fave's. So, nothing particularly craft related but this little gem IS a work of art!

Doesn't this look yummy? It certainly benefits from 24 hours in the fridge hence me making it yesterday/
Look at all those refreshments!!!
And the recipe? I'm happy to share - just tell your guests where you got the recipe!



125g / 4 oz fresh brown breadcrumbs

150g / 5 oz demerara sugar

50g / 2 oz Cadbury’s drinking chocolate

5ml / 1 tsp. dry instant coffee

142ml / 1/4 pint double cream
142ml / 1/4 pint of single cream or natural yogurt

a tin / jar / sachet of fruit pie filling of your choice

5ml / 1 tspn lemon juice

50 g bar of plain chocolate, grated


Mix the breadcrumbs, sugar, drinking chocolate and coffee together. Whip the creams (or cream and yogurt) together - not too stiffly.

In a fairly deep, clear glass bowl spread a little cream over the base and then make layers in the following order:-
breadcrumb mixture
fruit, sharpened with the lemon juice. A little brandy (or other spirit) may also be added

Cover the top carefully with the grated chocolate and refrigerate overnight or for 24 hours to make it even better.

Hubby's been up since 08:00 and watching the computer - being a plane enthusiast he's been avidly awaiting the launch of the new Airbus A350 and it left the ground on it's maiden flight a smidge after 09:00 (GMT) - he's very happy! Since it seems to have gone well - I imagine Airbus are pretty happy too!!!!

And now for the Friday Funny - this week courtesy of Pat - thanks Pat. This week's funny has a cheeky punch line so, if you are easily offended then please don't read on - the rest of you ... ENJOY!

If you don't laugh at this one, you're dead!

Ethel was a bit of a demon in her scooter and loved to charge around the nursing home, taking corners on one wheel and getting up to maximum speed on the long corridors.

Because the poor woman was one sandwich short of a picnic the other residents tolerated her and some of them actually joined in.

One day Ethel was speeding up one corridor when a door opened and Kooky Clarence
stepped out with his arm outstretched.

'STOP!,' he shouted in a firm voice. 'Have you got a licence for that thing?'
Ethel fished around in her handbag and pulled out a Kit Kat wrapper and held it up to him.
'OK' he said and away Ethel sped down the hall.

As she took the corner near the TV lounge on one wheel, weird Harold popped out in front of her and shouted 'STOP! Have you proof of insurance?'
Ethel dug into her handbag, pulled out a drink coaster and held it up to him. Harold nodded and said 'On your way, Ma'am.'

As Ethel neared the final corridor, Crazy Craig stepped out in front of her,
Butt- Naked, and holding his 'You-Know- What' in his hand.
'Oh, good grief,' yelled Ethel, (wait for it .................scroll down)
 Not that Damn Breathalyser Test Again ! Oooo-er missus!!!

Have a great weekend all - see you tomorrow fellow bloggers


Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

I am still LAUGHING at the Friday Funny! That is HILARIOUS.

Mmmm, yummy . .. your dessert looks wonderful . . . I'll be round later!

Sarn xxx

Lauren Hatwell said...

ROFL - brilliant FF Kathy. I wasn't expecting it at all... Sounds like Ethel was though ;oD

MMmmmmmmmm BBB... slurp

scrappyjacky said...

That certainly brought a smile to my face.
As did the joke!!!!!!

catherine said...

Have a great time tonight with your dinner guests Kathy and I like the sound of the recipe!!
That is very Funny!!!
x catherine

Cherry said...

Delicious pud and refreshments. Delicious funny too. Have a good evening. Hugs Cherry xxx

My name is Wynneth said...

What a great FF, I'm still giggling ;oD

Such a pity I didn't check your bloggy yesterday, I need to make a pud to take along to a dinner party at pals tomorrow (thu) so I don't have 24 hours to leave this recipe to 'mature'. I'll most certainly save it for a future occasion though - looks like Mr Waitrose will be catering again this time as I'm having a busy, busy, busy time catching up after my weekend away and preparing for another trip away this coming weekend to see some of my awesome crafting pals - wink, wink ;O)