I am a part of the secret baker friend circle number 19. This probably sounds weird to you dear reader – unless you are or have been a part of one of course – so allow me to offer an explanation.
In the SBF circle you are assigned a partner and you send her/him a package worth a minimum of 8 euros. To the package you put a recipe or recipes and some of the needed ingredients or equipment. Every circle lasts three months and every month has a specific theme to keep things interesting and challenge the participants to think of new ideas and recipes. You don’t reveal your identity to your assigned partner and you don’t know the identity of the person who you're assigned to. Then when you get your package you open it and publish it on your blog or if you don’t have one, you tell the “mum” of the circle what you got and include a picture if possible.
I can't show you what I sent to my assigned partner because she/he (SECRET!) may read my blog, but I can (and have to) show you what I received.
This month the theme was “An evening snack on the balcony”. And here is what I received.
|Check out this careful packing!|
So exactly what did I the package contain then?
Recipes for a savoury pie with plenty of variations for toppings, three different types of cupcakes one of which had pretty delicious sounding frostings and then a recipe for something that looks like a savoury muffin but seems more of a roll. A booklet titled "Become your own marzipan artist". An adorable teddy bear card that says "The secret to feeling good lies in the small things" (rough translation)
Do I see chocolate? Why yes I do (some poorly focused chocolate but still)! A box of heart-shaped chocolates with a hazelnut filling - delicious - and a bar of regular milk chocolate.
Some colourful paper cups that match the napkins I got last month. And then something too amazing. Silicone muffin liners! I've always looked at them and wanted them, but for some bizarre reason I have not had the guts to strech my budget to purchase them. And now, I received them! For someone who has probably (who knows our identities are a secret) never even met me, this person has been reading my mind pretty well.
So a big thank you to my secret baker friend for another wonderful package, I cannot wait for next month!
And because I mentioned last months package I have to include a picture of it as well.
Link to the site (in Finnish): http://originaalisly.vuodatus.net/
Ja hiukan vielä suomeksi! Kiitos sinulle ihana ystäväni, paketti oli jälleen kerran oikein ajatuksella koottu. Erityiskiitos muffinivuoista, olen pitkään halunnut sellaiset. Taidat kyllä olla ihan oikea ajatustenlukija. Ja vihjailit ensi kuusta: nyt on tullut yhteensopivat servetit ja mukit, niin tulisiko ensi kuussa lautaset...? Tulee tai ei, ei voi tietää mutta innolla odotan sitäkin pakettia.