The first thing I did when I got engaged was order a wedding book. I’ve been accused of being someone who intellectualises everything and it’s probably true. I wanted to be able to get organised, to make lists. I love lists. But after reading some books and talking to a couple friends who are going through the wedding planning process, it’s clear that the one thing to get on as soon as possible (as in right away – if there’s two years until the wedding, I just about have enough time!) is planning a venue.
Which means I need to figure out roughly how many people I’m inviting to my wedding. Two years in advance… Which means including things like “what if my best friend (and one of my two joint maids of honour) has a serious boyfriend at that point? It’s a little bit of guessing game, trying to figure things out for the future (so no one in my life is allowed to get divorced for the next several years, m’kay?)
But as a method bribing Beardy Fiance to do his part (he is of the belief that things like venues will just “sort themselves out”) – I am continuing the search for his favourite madeleine. A search, that I now realise, might take the rest of my life – which wouldn’t be such a bad thing!
Rosewater Madeleines (adapted from How to Be a Domestic Goddess)
40g caster sugar
45g plain flour
50g unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon rosewater
Spoon mixture into a VERY well greased madeleine or mini-madeleine pan.
Bake at 220C for about 5 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.