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
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