Everybody has one. You have one, even if you're not admitting it. Hiding in your cupboard, lurking in the fridge. It's the "shame jar". The ingredient you purchase thinking "yes, I absolutely will make this obscure/easily bought pre-prepared/used in teeny-tiny quantities recipe enough times to justify this purchase." In my case, it's usually a result … Continue reading Feasting: Tahini-Orange Pistachio Cake
I love me a bit of Katharine Hepburn. There's that poise, the determination, the total give-no-fucks ambition that defined her as an actress and meant she lived her life on her own, fabulous terms. Also she was basically both my fantasy girlcrush in the Bringing Up Baby and my fantasy Nana in On Golden Pond. … Continue reading “Just being is fun”: making Katharine Hepburn’s brownies
It's been a time of miracles in the Lewishambles household, and much change. Housemate has hit the road and is now safely settled in her lovely new flat in Streatham and suddenly I have to take two busses to get a decent cuppa round here. We're also finally looking at doing up the kitchen and … Continue reading A cake to celebrate: Schokolade Kirsche-Wolke-Kuchen (Chocolate Cherry-Cloud Cake)
Preparing for a wedding is like preparing for a marathon - the exercise starts looming in your mind some months ahead, and before long you start feeling the guilt.... am I preparing enough? Am I ready? Have I missed anything? Oh god why haven't I done more??! Etc etc. It's at time like this you feel like throwing … Continue reading German Delights: Russian Cherry-Chocolate “Pinch-Cake”
So it's been a while. I started off feeling guilty about this, but quickly gave into the realisation that the reason that the mummy bloggers are able to commit so much time to their blogs is that they've got time in one place, as opposed to dashing about the country in trains. [PLEASE NOTE BEFORE … Continue reading Freak Cake – Fatless Sponge
No, it's not a spelling error. For my good friend's birthday I was invited to join him on a mini brewery tour of the delectable Maltby Street Market, home of the Kernel Brewery, Southwark Brewing Co, Brew by Numbers and the Bottle Shop. So when considering what cake to bring along, naturally my thoughts turned … Continue reading Dubbel Chocolate Cake
It was while rattling up and down to work a few weeks ago that I started dreaming about a nice cup of tea and a classic fruity tealoaf. You know, the sort your nan kept in a tin and pulled out every so often while you were both sat in front of the snooker while … Continue reading A nice cup of tea and a sit down. And cake, obvs.