Blogging is not what it used to be. Well for me that is, because a demanding 19- month old tugs on my camera strap, yanks at my table cloth and styled display and asks to taste everything. It’s just exhausting.
This, combined with a frantic year-end Christmas course has ensured blogging, baking and photography takes a back seat.
Well that was until a gorgeous NoMU gift pack arrived at my door.
The intriguing part about these flop-proof kits is the versatility, for example the cake mixes can be used for tray bakes, bundt cakes, madeleines, lamingtons and cupcakes. The breakfast muffin is a perfect carrot cake base, the oatmeal cookie kit can be turned in muesli bars and crumble toppings and the plain cookie mix can be transformed into shortbread with some added mazeina and butter.
The hardest part about these kits is deciding what to make and eventually the chocolate fondant kit was left to its original purpose and nothing else was added.
No mixer was required, it took a minute of combining the ingredients by hand , greasing the cases (which are cleverly provided) and in under 8 minutes I had the most delicious and perfect fondants to which I added some festive flare for a Christmas treat. Just add some ice cream, with folded mincemeat or cranberries and you have a lovely and showy dessert.
Now if everything came in a kit form and tasted so good, blogging would be a piece of cake-a chocolate fondant cake that is!