Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Raisin Buns & Wine Glasses

Well---as anyone familiar with the weather in Newfoundland & Labrador knows...if you don't like the weather, just wait a minute!  We have had every season in the past 24 hours.

Yesterday morning was beautiful....sunny, but a bit cool at 10 degrees Celsius.  Olive and I went for a ride, and got caught in a vicious downpour of rain.  I came home and had to strip off my wet clothes right in the laundry room.  Thankfully it wasn't too cold at that time.  That changed however, and cold it got as the day and night wore on.  We had minus 3 Celsius overnight with snow (yes SNOW) flurries.

So...needless to say, I spent the remainder of Monday indoors.  I baked some raisin buns........

Here's my recipe:

Raisin Buns

4 cups flour
1 egg
4 1/2 tsp baking  powder
1 cup sugar
 1 cup margarine (or butter)
3/4 cup raisins

Rub together by hand all eight ingredients, then add enough fresh 
milk to make a soft dough. 
Roll out on a floured surfaced and cut into desired shapes. 
Bake at 350* for about 20 minutes, until golden brown.

After that, I spent most of the afternoon experimenting with some wine glass painting.  Which one do you like best??

Little Black Dress

Hot Lips

 Here are two new designs I tried...back & front views......

Orange Polka Dot Bikini--front

Bikini-Back view

Flip Flops--front view

Flip Flops--back view

I guess I was dreaming of summer and warmer weather!!  Oh well--it'll come, it always does.

Cheers all.....Backyard Gazebo construction starts tomorrow...if it's not snowing! Ha ha