I got lovely comments on my post “Delicious cake for a rainy day”, so before I show you the little pile of new fabrics that I acquired during our holiday in Northern Germany, I would like to share the recipe for the cake – it is fool proof, seriously tasty and easier that I ever thought! Try it!
From the book “Frame by frame – baking” purchased at Marks and Spencer’s and given to me as a Christmas gift by Lovely Mum two years ago…
Blueberry and Passionfruit Drizzle Squares (makes 9 squares)
150g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
175g golden caster sugar
175g slef raising flour
finely grated zest of one lemon
4 ripe passionfruits
115g icing sugar, plus extra, sifted for dusting
Preheat the oven to 190C and grease and base-line a 23cm cake tin.
Whisk the butter, eggs and sugar until pale and fluffy. Fold in the flour lightly and evenly.
Stir in the milk, lemon zest and 175g blueberries. Spread into the cake tin.
Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30min until firm and golden brown. Remove from the oven and leave in the tin.
Meanwhile make the syrup. Scoop the pulp from the passionfruit and rub through a sieve. Discard the pips.
Place the icing sugar and the passion fruit juice in a saucepan and heat gently, stirring, until the sugar dissolves.
Prick the warm cake with a fork and spoon the syrup evenly over the surface.
Leave the cake to cool completely in the tin and cut into 9 squares. Enjoy!
And now back to sewing and fabrics…I picked up a few fabrics at the Dutch Fabric Market, a bought some in a shop called Charlotta’s in Hamburg and I discovered some lovely prints on sale at the Alster House in the centre of Hamburg.
Below are some simple combinations and I am still wondering what to do, but I really love the cars fabric and maybe I will cover some little buttons to sew onto a jumper or to use for some other decoration…
Off to make mini banana muffins...
Enjoy your Sunday!