The nip in the air on Saturday morning reminded me that I had some lovely russet wool from the Yarn Warehouse just begging to be knitted up for granddaughter Millie's first autumn wardrobe. This simple little Debbie Bliss sweater was ready for packing and posting on Monday, leaving me with plenty of time to get on with some baking.Every year at this time we are all invited to join in the World's Biggest Coffee Morning to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. I don't have space to host a large coffee morning, so I have a cake sale at my church on Saturday afternoon.The Victoria sponges, tray bakes and cup cakes will all be made on Saturday morning but I have made a few fruit cakes already and lots of biscuits and cookies.
These are lavender biscuits, made from the Wintershall recipe.
And I used a recipe of Nan's from the Hill Farm for these very delicious chocolate chip cookies. I enjoyed using the set of American measuring cups that I've had for a while and now I wonder why we bother with scales. I'm converted, I just need to convert all my favourite recipes.
I hope to raise a little money for Macmillan on Saturday, but more important is the raising of awareness of the work they do for cancer patients and their families. I owe them a great deal and making a few cakes and cookies is a very small token of appreciation.