Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Latest activities.

All over the weekend I was clearing things away, as I now have builders in, dismantling the Conservatory,and creating a new one. The house is filled with grey cement and mess. The cat keeps walking out ,into the road,and has to be brought home by helpful and kind neigbours.
However, over the weekend I had friends round for tea,(in the garden of course as it was stillso hot) and I made a carrot cake,which was quite sucessful.

6 fl oz of corn oil
150 gms caster sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon of baking powder
Half a teaspoon of salt
125 gms chopped walnuts
250 gms of grated carrot
Grease and line a square tin,about 9" round
Oven 180 degrees

Mix the first three ingredients together,and then add the rest,and mix well, pour into the tin
Bake for 50 minutes or till firm to touch, then cool before icing .
Icing .50 gms butter 125 gms of icing sugar
100 gms of cream chees.zest of eiter an orange or a lemon
Beat  all these together, and pile on top of the cake. I always find the icing goes very runny, but it still tastes good! 
Forgot to note ..Sybil caught her first  garden mouse, played with it ,and lost interest..Then found another, but it escaped under some pots in the garden.


  1. Must try that one - never really made a proper one!

  2. HI Jill ,lovely to think of you in the garden ,your garden is such a sun trap .I hope you can enjoy more days like this ,will make your cake for the girls at the weekend sounds lovely .xxSarah