I have a beautiful cousin. Her name is Brenda McLachlan. When I was growing up, I thought she was everything I was not and would have liked to have been. Looking back at photos, I can see that I was pretty too, except I had difficulty seeing that at that age (teenager). When I was at university in Cape Town, South Africa and getting married to my darling Ian, my cousin sent me a cookbook as a present. The inscription inside the cookery book said, "The way to a man's heart is through his tummy!" Little did she know that I would take that advice to heart and eventually become a cookbook author. In those days, I didn't know the first thing about cooking and baking. I was 21 but I'd not been allowed to cook and bake, save for a couple of things (crepes and caramel pie) while growing up. The kitchen was pretty much off limits for me. Only one small thing indicated that I had any talent in the kitchen and that was in Home Economics Cooking Class, I received an award for the highest marks in the school in my grade. I only took that class for one year in Standard 6 (Grade 8).
1 tbsp powdered erythritol, OR liquid sweetener (15 mL)
1 tbsp melted butter (15 mL)