I’m not dead, I promise. I know it’s been almost a week since I last posted, and that’s not up to my usual standards. I’ve been wondering if I should go for NaBloPoMo — like I did last year in November — but then I finally got around to looking it up and apparently it is happening in October this year. Or it happens every month, and isn’t special any more. Whatever, I seem to have missed it. So … yeah. Maybe I’ll do NaNoWriMo this year, like I did a few years ago. That was fun. I have a whole two weeks to pretend to myself that there is even the remotest possibility that I will find time to do that. So … yeah.
It’s been a busy week of baking, of reading, of baking, of attending book talks, of baking, of fighting off a flu, of baking, of madly driving the children from one activity to the next, of baking, and of baking. Oh, and trying to get ready to race in my very first ever 5k. And … baking.
These mini Banana Muffins made with a Joy of Baking recipe. I pretty much love every recipe from Joy of Baking.
For this Cherry Clafoutis, the Joy of Baking’s recipe is a good place to start, but I’ve developed my own version of this classic. No, I won’t tell it to you.
Lemon drizzle. Zzzzzzzzzzle. Where from? You know it: Joy of Baking’s Lemon Frosted Lemon Cake. Only I add a cupful of white chocolate chunks. Just because.
Sometimes you just need to go with the box mix. I have no problem with Betty Crocker brownies, but I do like to add my own thing to spruce them up. Added in this version: two tablespoons of instant coffee, walnuts, white chocolate, and a generous dash of cinnamon.
Finally, a dinner-sized serving of cheesy popovers. Recipe comes from my other joy: the Joy of Cooking. I modify the recipe about like this.
(PS – Going to be doing a lot of US-measurement baking in your UK kitchen? Here, try these conversation charts.)