Some of my favourite things have been obsessing me over the last few days! It started with a relaxed and delicious breakfast out and flowed on blissfully from there on a wave of sunshine and family. Here’s a few photos.
Latterly we’ve been baking a new Cherry cake recipe to share with friends.
Delia’s non sinking Cherry Cake
4 oz butter (115 g)
4 oz caster sugar (115 g)
2 large eggs (2 oz each cracked weight)
4 1/2 oz plain flour (130 g)
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 oz ground almonds (40 g)
8 oz glace cherries (230 g)
Quarter the glace cherries then wash them well in warm water. Dry well with kitchen paper and set aside for a few minutes to further air-dry.
Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, flour and baking powder, fold together gently until well combined.
Toss the dry glace cherries in the ground almonds then fold this into the cake mixture by hand, stirring gently to avoid breaking the cherries up.
Spoon the mixture into a lined tin and bake at 140C for 1 – 1 1/2 hours, until the cake is light golden on top and springs back when lightly pressed in the centre.
It is delicious eaten straight away but improves on keeping for a few days.
If you like a strong almond flavour (I personally don’t) you could add a few drops of almond extract to the mixture when creaming.
Found new blogs like this beautiful gentle knitting blog One Sheepish Girl (thanks to my friend Jo!) where I found these amazing amazingly expensive shoes!
and to the shoes website where I found these even more gorgeous shoes, in fact all of the shoes are gorgeous but who doesn’t want shoes with fabulous eye makeup!
and been junk modelling and attending Village craft club.
Keep the Vintage Love xx