Sunday, 24 February 2013

Lemon Drizzle Cake

This is hands down the BEST cake I've had in ages....wonderfully soft, moist and lemony with a beautiful sugar coating, I can't recommend it enough.

You will need:
225g unsalted butter
225g caster sugar
4 eggs
Zest of 1 lemon
225g self-raising flour

Juice of one and a half lemons
85g caster sugar 

Loaf tin

Heat oven to 180C. Cream the softened butter and caster sugar, then slowly add the eggs, mixing well. Mix or sift in the flour and add the lemon zest. Grease a loaf tin (8 x 21cm) or line with baking parchment,and pour in the mixture, shake the tin to spread it evenly.
Bake for 60 mins or until a knife comes out clean. Mix together the juice of one and a half lemons and 85g caster sugar to make the drizzle. While the cake is warm, make lots of holes with a fork, then pour over the drizzle. Leave to cool and to let the drizzle set.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Real Chocolate Cocktail

I was on a chocolate course recently and we made this cocktail, it's made with real chocolate and cream and it was completely amazing. Diet starts tomorrow!

You will need:
50ml whipping cream
50g good quality milk chocolate
50ml vodka
50ml cocoa liquor (e.g. creme de cacao)
Cocktail shaker
(Makes 2 cocktails)

Heat the cream in a saucepan and mix in the milk chocolate until it's melted. Pour into the cocktail shaker with the ice. Add the vodka and cocoa liquor and mix well, pour into martini glasses.

chocoalte cocktail cream vodka creme de cacao

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Birthday Cards

My stock of birthday cards has been getting a bit low, so now that Christmas is out of the way I've been slowly topping it up. Here's some highlights:

(If you'd like to know how to make the shaker cards my tutorial is here)

washi tape homemade birthday card

shaker card birthday card

homemade card gold heart

homemade shaker card confetti

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