IT IS HERE! STIRRING SLOWLY IS OUT IN THE WORLD!
Ah I’ve missed this place. It’s been a while since I last logged in and I’ve been itching to write for ages. But I’ve been working on something new and exciting that’s taking up a bit of time right now (and I am DYING to share it with you all).
Other than crazy exciting projects it has been a busy few weeks. There have been trips to Spain (stunning Cadiz), Star Wars Secret Cinema (errrr… amazing, Never even seen Star Wars and bloomin loved it), house purchases (everything crossed) and lots of aperol spritzes – well, it is summer after all.
The not so fun bit was going to see my dentist a few weeks ago. I still hate seeing people for the first time so I avoided it like the plague. However I knew that pregnancy and the stress of this last year had ruined my teeth and I had to go before my pregnancy exemption ran out. Turns out my nail biting and jaw grinding have gotten pretty bad and that my teeth have been breaking. So I got fitted for a mouth guard, which I’m sure will be oh-so-sexy, and my lovely dentist rebuilt one of my broken front teeth (I’ve also since stopped biting my nails). On top of a few other things, I just think he’s a legend so I decided to make him a cake to say thanks. How else do you thank a dentist? Sugar, clearly.
So, with an abundance of bananas at home this beautiful loaf was created. read more…
Those of you that have come here via Instagram will know that I have an abundance of cherries at the moment and am slightly obsessed with them. They’re so beautiful! I also have a gorgeous new Nordic Ware cake tin and wanted to do something with both, so I decided to write myself a new cake recipe. We’ve had a bit of a roller coaster few weeks, with Archie’s supper club, followed by his 1st birthday, so we just wanted a slightly low key and quiet weekend. And personally there isn’t much better on a lazy day than baking, writing and eating warm cake in the glorious sunshine (I would say with a cup of tea but lets be honest, I’m on the sauvignon).
I’m chuffed to bits with how this has turned out. Its relatively simple and really delicious, it tastes so familiar. A bit like a super moist (sorry) English madeleine – does anyone remember them? My mum used to make them for us with custard! (Nothing like the dainty French ones). I’ll definitely be making this again, as I imagine it will keep well too, and so far is a big hit with everyone who has tried it. Also, importantly, it works amazingly in my new cake tin and looks just gorgeous.