Thanks for all your kind comments on my last post - I should have been clear, the reason I'm NOT indulging in comfort reading is because all of my books have gone ahead of me to the new house
I have, whilst not keeping up with blogging about them, still been doing a lot of baking. K, who is working hard on the house, needs cake, as do I for my 10km swim (please do sponsor me if you can - I've raised over £700 now but there's still a way to go if I'm going to reach £2000, and the two charities I'm supporting are excellent). I've finally learnt to make GOOD homemade gluten free cake. I used to say that it wasn't worth trying to make gluten free cake because the supermarkets did it so much better; I was wrong, and I am finally enjoying cakes very similar to ones that I used to. The secret seems to be firstly a decent gluten free flour blend, and the Dove's Farm Self Raising Flour is wonderful - a mix of grains with baking powder and xanthum gum, and then extra liquid - you seem to need a very sloppy batter, so a good amount of milk should be added. I have had much success with puddings so tasty that K didn't even realise that they were gluten free until I had some (after he had finished his!).
Anyway, I have a colleague coming to help me with some painting on Saturday afternoon, and I promised her cake in return (along with my now obsolete bread machine). We spotted these rather delightful confetti cakes, and in the spirit of baking from the cupboards, I decided to make them as I had an enormous number of tubs of sprinkles in the cupboard. I just used my regular gf fairy cake recipe and then added LOTS of sprinkles.
Sadly mine weren't so pretty. But they are rather tasty...
[This is posted belatedly as blogger crashed when I tried to upload the photo - cakes were appreciated and painting was done - more to do next weekend though]
I love books, baking and my boyfriend, and love to write about the first two. I particular love "forgotten" books, books brought out of obscurity by republication and those still languishing in obscurity. I'm currently reading my way through all of the Virago Modern Classics, but taking in other books along the way.