Baking Bonanza

My mum and I had the house to ourselves so I took the opportunity to make us an afternoon tea from scratch.

I made a miniature victoria sponge:

I ❤ my tiny pedestal

A selection of scones:

And sticky cinnamon buns:

So gooey!

The finger sandwiches were cucumber and pastrami, it all went down fantastically with a large pot of tea.


Moorings Eaterie Carrot Cake

Sadly forgettable

I visited Moorings eaterie whilst I was up at my grandad and decided to try their carrot cake. What it had in quantity (two slices on top of each other!) it sadly lacked in quality. It was overly sweet and it had quite a sickly icing.  Plus too many raisins which made it taste more like a fruit cake than a carrot cake.  Even with all of that it wasn’t unpleasant to eat with it being well spiced and having  plenty of nuts.  It was just rather forgettable.

Rum Baba

Whilst I was up visiting my granddad the subject of rum babas came up one day. After a lengthy trawl of all the local supermarkets that came up with nothing I was directed into making them from scratch. These were yeasted rum babas from a Something For The Weekend recipe. They rose far more than we expected leaving us with monster sized rum babas. They were absolutely delicious but slightly dry. Next time we will make them much smaller and prepare double the amount of sugar syrup.