Sunday, 2 September 2012

Foodie Pen Pals - August

Apologies for the delay in blogging again - it's been a long week! This month my foodie pen pal was Jenny who blogs at She writes a wonderful blog and is a very talented baker, cook and photographer.

Jenny had obviously looked at my blog and realised that I am a keen cake baker so sent me a parcel of baking things. I'm sure you can imagine the joy when I saw the box of baking goodies and tea - Jenny obviously knows me well!

I love poppy seeds but haven't baked with them in while so was delighted to see these included. They certainly won't last long but first I need to decide whether to bake muffins or take inspiration from The Great British Bake Off and make bagels.

I love discovering new foods through Foodie Pen Pals and I had never tried candied papaya (come to think of it I'd never tried papaya in any form). It's delicious and I'm excited to find something to use it in. I have also never used glycerine and will be rifling through my cook books to find a recipe that calls for it.

As a chocaholic the milk chocolate chunks and 80% chocolate were very welcome gifts! The chocolate bar is very dark and bitter - I think it'll be good for grating in/on things for some really intense chocolate flavour and I think some cookies might be in order!

Jenny also send me the best cupcake cases she has found and some decaf tea which will ease the guilt of my tea addiction! What a wonderful parcel to receieve and all the contents will be featuring in future blog posts.

If you are interested in/ intrigued by Foodie Pen Pals, more information can be found here:


  1. I am so glad you liked it! it was so much fun to put together a box for a fellow cakey baker! xx

  2. That is a lovely, thoughtful box - a great example of Foodie Penpals!

    1. Isn't it wonderful? I have been so lucky with my foodie pen pals - thank you for organising it. I'm sure it must be a lot of work but it is really appreciated :)