I have no idea if I'm a good or a bad baker. The boyfriend wonder doesn't have the most discerning palate when it comes to baked goods. He's not fussy. The pecan pie was delicious, though the recipe could probably do with some tweaking. He loved it and was sorry when it was all gone. I have to confess though, that I don't like making pies. Getting the pastry into the pie tin is always a disaster for me. I must be doing it wrong!
Much easier was this cherry and almond loaf cake. I'm a sucker for cherry bakewells so this sounded great, and I'm a fan of the kind of simple cake that is good with tea. Nothing too sweet or gooey or fussy. Just delicious sponge. So this was what I ended up with.
Half of it was already gone when I took this photo as the boyfriend wonder was munching on it as soon as it was out of the oven. It was really delicious and really quick, easy and relatively mess free to make. So it's a keeper. Something I can make semi-regularly. Next up on my baking plans is a lemon drizzle loaf, walnut and honey loaf (you may be sensing a theme here) and honey and vanilla madeleines. Hopefully I'll try these before I lose enthusiasm for baking and move on to weaving or model train building or something equally random.
I do have some sewing projects to share. I finished a skirt and I'm working on some new cushion covers but I'll save that for another day. In the meantime here's some photos of what my boys were up to while I was baking.
|Olly can't crawl just yet so Ivy the kitten was safely out of reach :)|
|Jake and the unnamed male kitten having a chat|