i have been wanting to share this with you since my kitchen tea in September, my bridesmaids organised a printed book filled with a wonderful collection of recipes collected from all the women in my life. the recipes were either their favourites, ones they knew i’d love, or ones that had a special history (like the Buttermilk Sponge cake that and i have been baking since primary school, or any of the multitude of recipes my mom included). it was designed by and illustrated with sweet watercolours by . you can faintly see the embossing on the cover – Genietenvangeuren / Mrs Visser – a long running joke that i should change the name of the blog now that i’m married (i won’t!)
i thought perhaps a nice challenge for 2014 would be to try all the recipes in the book, and possibly share them with all of you. i can’t promise exceptional food photography or styling, but at least you’ll be able to try out my mom’s Malva Pudding, my mother in law’s buttermilk rusks (with coffee in the morning, just the best) or my grandmother’s fudge – which actually made an appearance at our wedding and was a sweet, sweet hit.