Showing posts from April, 2020

RECIPE: Gin & Tonic Lemon Cake

One of the main things I've been doing through lock down is baking and cooking -I've always loved baking and cooking but I normally only get time to cook dinner nowadays so I thought I'd make the most of it and get on Pinterest for some cheeky ideas and recipe inspiration and give them ago. I've got lots of recipes to post that I've loved doing but a Gin & Tonic Lemon cake was definitely one of my favs- Nick's too. I saw the idea on Jane's Patisserie (one of my favs on Facebook and Instagram) but adapted it slightly! It's super easy to make and realllllly yummy - this will be a perfect Summer Party (if we're allowed them!) cake: INGREDIENTS: FOR CAKE : 250g Caster Sugar 250g Butter 250g Self Raising Flour 5 Eggs 50ml Gin 1 Lemon - Zest and Juice FOR ICING:  Butter, icing sugar, a dash of lemon juice, a dash of gin, and a dash of tonic (adjust until preferred taste). METHOD: Mix butter and sugar until soft and creamy Beat in

Life In Lockdown!

I had an email I was expecting this week but my response was not what I expected! I knew the payment for my domain for this blog was up for renewal but I'd told myself that I wasn't going to pay and renew it as I said the same last year and I've not really made any effort with it. I mean, I've not blogged for nearly 6 months so that's 50% of the payment that is pointless!  But with us all being in lockdown, I thought there's no better time than to give it ago again - especially now I'm part time at work, I'll have plenty of time to get to grips with writing again. So that's what I'm going to do (£100 says by the end of the year I've given up again) - but I've dug out my old blog planners and set myself targets and lists of what I'm going to post about so here we go!  I've come up with a list of things that I've been doing through lockdown that I can turn into posts; the standard posts like what I'm watching on TV/