Happy Wednesday to you.
I normally like to do lots of baking in the run up to Christmas but because of all the crazy knitting I was doing I just didn't have the time. This has changed now that Christmas is over and I have been baking a few bits and pieces. Last night, for instance, I quickly knocked up the Nigella marzipan Christmas cake. I did it because Paul's coming tonight and we didn't get a Christmas together so we're going to make up for that now. I can't tell you how nice the kitchen smelt while it was baking and I may just have to make a few Christmas things throughout the year now :)
Anyway, the week after Christmas I found a couple of apples at the bottom of the fridge that Maddie refused to eat (she's like that if they've been there for more than a day) so I put my thinking cap on and came up with this:
I beat together 6oz of butter and 6oz caster sugar then I added 3 beaten eggs a bit at a time. I folded in 6oz of self raising floor, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp of vanilla essence. I put half of the mixture into a cake tin, grated 2 Braeburn apples over it then put the rest of the mixture in. I baked it at 180 for about 35 minutes and left it to cool. Once it was cool I drizzled icing, made of 4oz icing sugar, 1 tbsp of lemon juice and enough water to make it a but runny.
Today, in keeping up with being spontaneous, I went to the pub after work! Now I'm off to get ready before Paul arrives.
Thanks for stopping by, hope you're all well
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