Thursday, 2 October 2008

How do your flowers grow..

I made this one this afternoon.
(Chicky Babe as model, and a lovely model too!)

A came to visit with her too little ones. They are just too cute! Lively and funny. We had a good long chat and spent some time sitting in the sunshine while the kids played. (Poor old Pablo had to have a little lie down after they left. He had makeshift alfoil balls to chase and was covered in vinigar and water spray -my next remedy for aphids.)

I baked this cake and it's yummy.

Almond, Coffee Crumble Cake
(An adaptation of one by Gordon Ramsay)

Crumble topping
Rub together 40g butter with 60g of plain flour and 40g brown sugar. Mix in about half a cup of flaked almonds (omitted from the one in this photo as I had none in the pantry. But they do add a yummy crunch.)

set aside and alow to cool one third of a cup of good strong expresso.
Cream together 170g butter and 170g raw caster sugar. Beat in 3 eggs one at a time. Mix in a tspn of good quality vanilla extract or paste.

Mix in half of the coffee with a large metal spoon. Mix in 100g of almond meal.

Sift together half a tspn of baking powder with 100g of SR flour and then fold it into the mixture.

Fold through the remaining coffee.

Spoon into a lined, greased spring form tin, sprinkle crumble mixture on top.
Bake for about 50-60mins at 170degrees celsius (150 if you have a fan forced oven)
Sprinkle with icing sugar to serve. (Nice warm or cold)

1 comment:

flossy-p said...

Wow, that wooly flower necklace is SO lovely! And I love your corsage wrist purse below too.

lovely lovely lovely