Gosh, hasn’t it been wet! Standing in the kitchen just watching big fat drops spattering against the window just makes me want to stay in, keep warm and eat for Wales!
So, this morning thinking that cereal just wasn’t going to “hit the spot” for breakfast, I opted for a couple of boiled eggs and toast.. good old fashioned comfort food, but I got full after just one egg and had one left over.
That thought took me back to living back in Spain where super markets sell hard boiled eggs with shells painted bright yellow to differentiate them from the fresh stock!
Not wanting to mix up my raw eggs with my boiled egg from this morning I’ve drawn a little face on it…hehehe
When I realised the rain wasn’t going to ease off, I concentrated on my kitchen, this time a fab cake whose recipe I discovered over the weekend and just felt that I had to share with you.. its amazingly quick, no fat and scrummy.
This loaf is very moist and has a slight crunch to it. It improves after keeping for a couple of days and becomes sticky in texture.
8 oz (225g) wholewheat self-raising flour (or white self-raising flour)
6 oz (175g) demerara sugar
6 fl oz cold tea
8 oz (225g) sultanas
1 large egg
pinch of salt
Pre-heat oven to Gas Mark 4 (350°F) (180°C) at least twenty minutes before baking.
Use a very well greased (preferably lined) 2-lb(900g) loaf tin or two 1-lb(450g) loaf tins.
Place the sultanas in a basin and pour cold tea on them, leave to soak for about five hours or preferably, overnight. After soaking, the sultanas will have become large, plump and juicy. Then stir the flour, salt and sugar into the sultana mixture. Beat the egg and stir this in. Spoon into the prepared tin, spread it out evenly and bake the cake for 1 hour. Leave in the tin for 15 minutes before turning out. Cool and serve in slices spread with butter.
Thanks Deliah Smith and to Kitchen Delights Blog
It really is that easy that I’ve made this cake over and over again. You must try it.
Eventually, I had to resort to going out to see my Alex.. He’s doing so well and was more than happy to see Richard and I this evening. I made sure to let him know how you are all asking after him and sending him all your best wishes and kisses… that made him giggle!
Now its time for a nice cuppa, a little hooky and a glance of TV… have a great week and stay dry xxxxx lots love H xxxxx