22 December 2013
10 December 2013
In recent years, I've been a bit obsessed with all things Chai. But after a quick google recently to find some chai recipes for winter, I was disappointed by how unnecessarily complicated many of them were. I was looking for something quicker, easier and that didn't require a trip to a specialist shop for a long list of spices.
1 September 2013
The basis for this recipe comes from the Hummingbird Bakery from their Cake Days book. I first made these a while ago so when I had friends coming over for afternoon tea recently I couldn't think of a more suitable cake for the occasion. As usual, I did make a few small tweaks to the recipe (mostly the icing because some things just need to be accompanied by lemon) but I was very pleased with the end result.
25 June 2013
So it was my birthday last week and obviously I couldn't let the day pass without cake - it later turned out that several other people had a similar idea, resulting in my having four different lots of cake by the end of the day (including this work of art), but I'm just classing that as a sign of a successful birthday.
Since what passes for Spring/Summer only arrived here a few weeks ago, I'm currently loving cooking anything with fruits or other nice fresh ingredients and thought lemon would be a nice change from a standard birthday cake. After much research into lemon and white chocolate cakes, I couldn't find one sole recipe that I liked the sound of so instead used a different one for each part of the cake and the result was actually pretty good.