Sunday, 20 January 2013

Yummy Goodies

It got so cold last week that even the heating wasn't warming the house up. I decided that I'd do a bit of baking, as the oven is a great source of heat. It throws out lots of warmth in to the house whilst it's doing it's thing.

I found one of my favourite recipes on Lucy's Attic 24 blog for Carrot Cake. Apparently, it's from a Be-Ro recipe book, but it isn't in the copy I've got so it must be from a different edition, mine's the 38th edition. If you haven't tried this version of Carrot Cake I'd definitely recommend it, not only is it delicious, but it's so easy to make too. It's Eleanor's absolute favourite, and Mick's also quite partial.


Now Daniel isn't a lover of Carrot Cake, his favourite is Chocolate Brownies, but I didn't have all the ingredients required for this in the house, so I decided I'd make him Lemon Drizzle Cake, another of his favourites. The recipe I use is also from Attic 24, and is equally delicious.

Not only did the house warm up whilst the oven was on, but it was filled with the most delicious smell, and I couldn't wait to tuck in to these yummy goodies.


20 comments:

  1. Yummy, yummy - one of my favourite cakes and perfect for the snow x

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    1. They're both delicious cakes. I can wholeheartedly recommend them.

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    1. Yummy yummy. They were delicious.

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  3. Yes please, any of them with a cup of tea would be very nice! Flighty xx

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    1. Sorry, too late. They were eaten up long ago.

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  4. I love lemon drizzel cake. I always make extra lemon syrup to pour over as I love lots of it in my cake. Bet the cakes didn't last long xx

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    1. They didn't last long. The tangier the better for me.

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  5. Just catching up.

    Ummming and Arring about Les Mis....Not sure why though.

    You really are sooooo lucky picking up such beautiful flowers at such a price.

    Cakes-we'd love to cook those but not for me at the mo. Got to get healthy.

    Sft x

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    1. I think you'd love Les Mis, it's a fabulous film. I shouldn't be eating the cakes either but I couldn't resist.

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  6. I can smell the baking from here. Lovely.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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    1. Gorgeous smells were coming from my oven when they were baking. Delish.

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  7. Two of my favourite cakes, any left?!
    Lisa x

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    1. Afraid not. They were so scrummy they were soon eaten all up.

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  8. I also did nothing but bake (including a lemon drizzle cake) last week just to try and feel warm! I expect I'll be doing the same this week. That carrot cake looks delicious.

    Gillian x

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    1. You should try the carrot cake, it's my favourite. I shouldn't really bake, it makes me eat more than I otherwise would.

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  9. There is nothing nicer than a good lemon cake.

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    1. Especially when plenty of syrup has been drizzled over it.

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  10. I think the smell of home baking can make you feel warmer by itself! Jx

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    1. It's certainly homely to have lovely smells drifting through the house.

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