Browsing 14 posts tagged with Cake.

 
 

Food Fiend

Ryan is my food fiend. We will both maintain that we eat healthily, yet when we get together there will always be cake and hot chocolate.

I was kicking myself today. There was a RAF gathering at George Square, which would have been perfect for some street photography. I only brought one lens with me, though, and that was the 28mm (which was an accident. I thought I had my 50mm with me). In hindsight I’m kind of glad I was lumbered with the wide angle lens. I need to use it more often, and it’s the perfect companion for close-up dog portraits.

 
 

Lunch at The Hidden Lane Tearoom

Shona often texts me spontaneously to say “Hey, I’m at Uni, let’s get coffee”, then the lazy me drags her to my side of town for some caffeine. I just find the city has little to offer in the way of independent coffee houses, and I find chains don’t stock as good coffee. The Hidden Lane Tearoom is a perfect blend of good food, beautiful light and smooth lattes, and it gets me way more excited than I should be.

I had tomato soup with a carrot, beetroot and goat cheese sammich, and a big pot of Chai tea.

 
 

Autumn Cake

My friend, Shona, is amazing in the kitchen. In fact, I’m going to ask her to marry me when I’m older. We thought it would be fun to welcome the new season with apple and roasted hazelnut cake, which we’ve otherwise dubbed as Autumn cake.

Ingredients you will need:

  • 4 apples, peeled and chopped
  • 200g softened butter
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 140g flour
  • 50g ground hazelnuts
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Brandy

Okay, this is the first recipe I’ve ever written, even though I’m copying from Shona’s notes. Here goes…

  • Soften the apples on a low heat with some water and the brandy
  • Mix the butter and sugar until creamy, then add the eggs
  • Fold in the flour
  • Add 1/2 the apples and spoon into cake tin
  • Top with the rest of the apples
  • Bake for 1 hour at 180°C / gas mark 4
  • Halfway through, top with the ground hazelnuts and cinnamon
  • When ready remove from the cake tin an top with apple slices
  • Sprinkle with sugar and caramelise top
 
 

Carolyn Visits

Carolyn, my sister, is letting her flat out during the Fringe festival, so she’s house hopping for the next month and will be through in Glasgow for a chunk of it. Everybody knows I like my own space (I’ve lived on my own for 7 years), so I find it really difficult having people in my home for lengthy periods of time. Further to that, we both work from home so have been in one another’s company allll day. Agh! Anyway, the nice thing about having my sister here is we can go for lunch and talk about business and I can take photos of her pretty face. So it ain’t all bad.

 
 
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