Sunday, 19 October 2008

Opps! I cant believe I forgot to pop a few pictures on the bloggyroo of my sisters birthday tea party that me and Mum put on for her. We really went to town. Scones, clotted cream, paper doilies, Cucumber and salmon sandwiches ( with the crusts cut off of course!).

I managed to get a few fab pictures before my camera battery run out, well I couldn't remember everything!
We sent her next door to her in laws whilst we set up, her face was a picture - Quote from Ruth 'I feel 5 again!' Happy Beef day!

This week Elli had her first school disco. This was a totally different experience to when Callum goes because we had girly hair to do and jewellery to chose.

She was so excited and Mummy needed to get in there with a little photo shoot on the way.
Last night though it all went a bit pear shaped when she woke up in the night and threw up! I know this is part of them going to school but I forgot that in the first year they pick up every bug going! So today we are in sick land!

Whilst having a break from 'sick duty' I made a cake from a recipe which I was recently given by a customer in the shop. Her name is Norma Lemon Cake, because she makes the most yummiest lemon cake EVER!!!!!!! Thanks Norma!

Crunchy Lemon syrup Loaves

100g butter
175g self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
175g caster sugar
2 eggs
4 tbsp milk
finely grated rind of 1 lemon
For the topping.....
Juice of 1 lemon
100g granulated sugar
Pre heat the oven to 180oc/ gas make 4. Lightly grease and base line 2x1 lb loaf tins with greased grease proof paper.
Measure all the cake ingredients into a large bowl and beat well for about 2 minutes. Divide mixture evenly between the 2 tins and level the surface of each
Bake in a the pre heated oven for about 30 min or until the cakes springs back when the surface is lightly pressed with the finger and has shrunk back from the sides of the tin.
Whilst the cakes are baking, make the crunchy topping. Measure the lemon juice and sugar into a small bowl and stir to mix. Spread the lemon mixture over the baked loaves whilst they are still hot, and leave to cool completely in the tins. Turn out and remove paper once cold.
We have haing ours to night with creamy custard, yum yum!


Gems said...

Aww that tea party looks wonderful :o)

Those lemon cakes look absolutely delish! Yum, may have to give them a try xxx

lisa said...

I want someone to throw me a tea party like that, looks fab : )
lis xx

sunshine and curls said...

wonderful tea party bet you all had a lovely time. Elli looks so beautiful. Glad shes better, now its poor kevs turn hope hes better soon. xx

Kent said...

Now that's a beautiful table! What a great day it must have been :-)