Now that you have all made your first batch of Scottish Tablet you might be wondering to do with your wonderful slabs of sugary gold. Or if you haven’t made it yet maybe you are looking for another nudge in the right direction.
As you know Sunday is Father’s Day, I am always at a bit of a loss as to what to get my Dad. I am passed the time when I could get away with getting him a tie, pair of socks or some golfing equipment. So as usual I was thinking about what I would like to do, rather than the task in hand – finding the perfect present.
For those who follow me on twitter will know, it was recently my fiancé’s 30th. I spent a lot of time trying to work out what that one special 30th present would be. A lot of friends and family suggested an expensive bottle of champage, however he hates champagne (I know, I don’t understand it either…). However I came up with the next best thing, at least for a coffee lover anyway, Kopi Luwak.
After we had tried it, I decided it would make a great blog post. So please welcome Matt, as my resident coffee lover, he can describe it better than I could…
I used this lemon curd as a filling for yesterday’s coconut oil sponge recipe it was full of lemony flavour and just sweet enough, but not too sweet.
I have been using the remainders from the cake on almost everything: toast, scones, biscuits. It tastes just as good as smothered over a victoria sponge!
I used a basic recipe from Delia Smith sponge to create a coconut oil version, using the typical coconut oil conversion of 3/4 the weight of the butter stated in the recipe. I also added the rind of 2 lemons, and filled with lemon curd and a marscapone and fromage frais filling. My inspiration came from the June 2009 edition of delicious. magazine.
Yesterday I found a new food blog Smitten Kitchen I am sure you have all been reading it for years… I then found it again when I did a search for “Leek Quiche” this morning. I am starting to branch out of my cooking and baking comfort zone and what better way to start than with a summer quiche!
I loved the look of this Leek and Mushroom Quiche and decided to give it a go.
I bought my first loaf tin the other day and decided to give some other than banana bread a go in it. After spending ages going through my cookbooks I decided to give Cherry and Almond teabread a go from the Good Housekeepings Great Baking recipe book p102. I had bought some dried cherries and was dying to try them in something. The combination of cherry and almond is amazing, and everyone loved it!