A British Bake-a-Thon

Another lazy morning and the sun is shining so I take advantage of the situation and go out for a run. I don’t know what we do this morning but the time flies by and before we know it it’s lunchtime! It’s freaking me out a bit, it’s my last day in Lincoln with mum and it’s flying by a tad too fast for my liking!

After lunch we do a whistle stop tour of the shops, I have my last sprint round Sainsburys and then we go to Next and I show my mum the joys of shopping at TK Maxx. I am very restrained, only buying a beanie for David and a big box of jelly bellys which I consume before I get home! I am full of remorse but it’s too late for all that. I’ll have to kill off the calories tomorrow!

Back at home, it’s action stations as I try to make as much of a mess of mum’s kitchen as possible! My mum is a big believer in batch cooking, and likes to make good use of the oven when it’s on. So today, I make a trio of cakes, and have my last British Bake Off. First up, is the delicious Banana and Carrot Cake, followed by a yummy Lemon Drizzle Cake and I finish off with a Gluten Free Lemon Drizzle Cake, the latter being for my mum’s neighbour who is gluten free. I was dying to try it because it uses mashed potato in the recipe which worked remarkably well and the completed cake was a light fantastic! I’m taking the regular lemon drizzle cake up North to the outlaws tomorrow and my mum is going to share the love with the Carrot and Banana Cake. We didn’t ice it, to make it more freezer friendly. However, after a quick taste test, I can safely say, it is stand alone delicious. No icing necessary!

Inbetween all the kitchen chaos I create, I still find some time to guzzle some wine, show my mum the top taste trifecta of dukkah, olive oil and sourdough bread and throw some Soy and Sweet Chilli Fish in the oven. We spend the remainder of the evening clearing up the mess I have made!