that's all folks!

that's all folks!

Thursday 29 November 2012 • 4 comments

Its been a whole year and I've enjoyed every minute of it. I've learnt so much from this amazing cookbook and am really happy i was able to finish  and not give up half way through. That just shows how much fun it was! Sixty recipes done! Cakes, cookies, muffins, brownies and pies, I've done it all.

60.gingerbread men
I was excited to make these famous cookies and find out what they are all about. There were lots of ingredients in it but one in particular surprised me. Cinnamon, ginger, all spice and nutmeg were all expected and of course, dark brown sugar.

Now here is the ingredient that surprised me. I bought black treacle for this recipe and was expecting sweet but i tasted it and it was like cough medicine. Not very nice. It was very thick and so black, looked like something that belonged in a car engine and not in my kitchen.

After resting in the fridge wrapped in cling film overnight, i rolled out this dough, cut out the gingerbread man shapes and baked for about 15 minutes.

The black treacle taste kind of ruined it for me. That didn't stop them from looking pretty. Decorating them was the fun part and I got quite into it. I coupled them up and gave them all identities, i don't know how i'll bring myself to eating them.
sexy and i know it
work,work,work man and clean,cook,knit housewife
too cool to smile
There were some casualties...
and a grumpy old man
Thank you so much to everyone who has been reading my blog this past year or even just stopped by once. I really appreciate you all. The hummingbird bakery cookbook project is over but there is more sweetartbytemi to come so keep checking in.



  1. Congrats Temi!
    It's not easy to do everything that you say you'd do, finish everything you start, but you stuck to this and finished it, and that's amazing.
    Don't forget to keep posting, I love coming here to eat with my eyes. :)

    1. Hey Ekene. Its nice to hear from people who read(or visually eat) my blog, makes it much easier to go on. This is just the beginning and will definitely have a new project really soon. Thank you so much for visiting my blog, keep coming!

  2. hello, love your blog. please whats the name of the cookbook you used, or do you know any other cookbook you can recommend, thanks.

    1. Thanks Tobi, glad you do. The cookbook i used is called 'The hummingbird bakery cookbook'. There's a picture of it on my first post, here's the link: http://sweetartbytemi.blogspot.co.uk/2011/11/testing.html . The hummingbird bakery has another cookbook called 'cake days', you could check that out too. Hope that's useful to you, enjoy!