Wednesday, October 26, 2011

It's been a while

And here is my absentee note!

How can it be two weeks since I blogged or even visited my blogger friends? I could come up with all kinds of excuses and they would all be true but of course you are just as busy as I am, so there is no excuse really is there?
Anyway, I am here now and to sweeten everyone up I am going to share a very good recipe that I make quite often. It is from down under so I have added the equivalent measurements etc. I made it yesterday in fact!

Lemon Yoghurt Cake with Lemon Syrup

preheat oven to 180C or 350F

1 3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
2-3 teaspoons lemon juice
grated zest of 2 lemons
3/4 cup of oil
mix all of this well with a fork and then add -
1 cup vanilla yoghurt
2 cups of SR flour or 2 cups of AP flour with 2 teaspoons baking powder
gently stir in till all mixed.
Spoon into a ring pan or bundt pan that has been well greased and floured. Bake in middle of over for 45 - 50 minutes. Test with a skewer.

Remove and turn out and poke holes all over. Slowly pour over the following syrup.
1/2 cup sugar
juice of 2 lemons
Zap in micro wave for a minute until dissolved
This cake is moist and yummy and can be a yummy dessert with custard as well.
I have finished lots of projects in these past couple of months including a couple of dolls. One for a swap partner and the other for a commission order. Here they both are.

I have really enjoyed making dolls over the years but my fingers are not liking it so much any more. Stuffing those tiny limbs really is a painful experience now days. My doll making days are sadly drawing to a close. I have an order for a Welsh fairy doll and my daughter's birthday doll to finish and after that I might just say - enough! Sniff sniff.

Ok so they are saying the 'S' word for tomorrow along with the 'A' word. I am not ready to give up Fall yet. Where did this year go to? Spring was non existent, Summer came and went too fast and now Fall is leaving in a hurry. And you know what? Winter will be here to stay for the long haul. What is with that?

I will be back in the next day or so, I have some fabulous photos of a local quilt exhibition to share with you all.

Ooroo for now x


Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love your dolls! The stuffing part was why I gave up on making those tiny mohair bears. I am going to share your recipe with my SIL - she bakes, I don't, but this sounds delicious. Yes, snow is on the way - bought new boots the other day (shoveling-yuck).

Sue said...

Woohoo, I loved seeing my doll getting some more "Press". I'm going to try that cake, it looks yummy.

Susie Tenzer said...

sounds delicious, looks delicious!

Sewinggranny - Mona said...

Looks so good... have to try that recipe!!

Kathleen said...

OMG... I can't wait to try this recipe... thanks for sharing. And your dolls...."magnifico"!

Tabitha said...

Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing:)

Crystal said...

Cake looks delicious!!!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

That cake sounds amazing!!! I too am wondering where this year went!

Prodigy Crafts said...

great post, thanks for sharing your recipe!

new creationz said...

That recipe is one I definitely have to try! Love your dolls!

ElfRenee said...

Oooh, sounds awesome! And your dolls are really cute!

CamillesCloset said...

Roe, I love your dolls. They are so cute.

Lostlemonade said...

Great dolls! Great cake! Hang in there!

Ooh Leela! said...

That cake looks amazing! Might have to make it tomorrow. Yum! I love your blog header. I am your newest follower!

petite hermine said...

Wow, that looks delish and great recipe! PLEASE add it to my linky party ( so I can either feature it or list it in my linky party next week! :D

Crystal Mary said...

Your dolls are beautiful!! and that cake looks so yummy. I love a moist orange and poppy seed cake. BUT! I am getting lazy and don't bake as much now. Love ya. CM