discovering a simpiler life

discovering a simpiler life

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Christening my baby

I was so excited to share my new arrival the other day but with all that was going on it was only today that I actually got to christen my new baby - KromillA - thanks Kirsty!

I had the perfect recipe up my sleeve - Susan's lemon zinger loaf cake.  As luck would have it I have a dealer as a good friend - a dealer of lemons! Oh how lovely to have them back in my kitchen - nothing beats having a bowl full of them to play with.

Wowzers, I've been slumming it with my old dodgy pre-loved cheap mixer....This KitchenAid is a miracle worker.  Not only does it look fantastic on my bench ;) but it really, really gets all of the ingredients mixed up in a flash.  My old red baron needed extra help as it never mixed in all the ingredients at the bottom so it sort of put me off using it - but not now! I'm already making a list and hoping I can feed many a sweet or bready treat.







So, how about them lemons.

Ciao, Jan x

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  1. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did, Jan. It really is so easy to make, isn't it? xoxo

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    1. I was thinking as I was throwing it together "why do people buy packet mixes?" such a false economy!! Thanks again for the delicious recipe x

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    2. Absolutely! I decided to make a birthday cake for a little tacker at our school last week and asked my colleague if packet cakes were any good as I'd never tried one. Couldn't bring myself to do it and threw together Annabel Langbein's Ultimate chocolate cake in same amount of time. Reckon it was probably cheaper than 2 packets and sure tasted better. Not to mention the extra goodies they throw in to the mix!

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    3. I'm tot's with you and searching for that recipe as we speak! What a lucky little tacker :)

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    4. Spur of the moment. His mum is undergoing chemo and the last thing on her mind was baking cakes for a 7 year old!

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    5. What a kind, thoughtful gesture, I'm sure she was touched :)

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  2. That is a pretty new baby Jan! Nothing like breaking in a new toy is there :)

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    1. No there is nothing quite like it :P I'm having way too much fun x

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  3. How fun! I christened mine with cupcakes. You always remember don't you? :D

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    1. So much fun, I'm tossing up what to do with her today....cupcakes could be a winner :)

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  4. Nothing's quite as good as a kitchen aid Jan....my daughter has one and it was love at first sight. I still use my 32 year old Kenwood chef !

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    1. That's awesome Suzie - it's obviously a trojan!!! xxx

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  5. Couldn't live without my Kitchen Aid! Let's eat cake, indeed!

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    1. Isn't cake just awesome!! Although my pants are not agreeing :)

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  6. I have to turn my mixer off every couple of minutes because the motor starts to burn!!!! I reckon if you leave your new mixer out on the the bench you'll be using it all the time. It's a beauty.

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    1. I think you need to buy yourself your own 'baby' Nancy - you deserve it!! :)

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  7. Congrats Jan! My kitchenaid mixer would be the first thing I'd grab if my house was on fire lol.

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    1. Haha I think it will now be if mine catches too Jem!! x

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  8. I was super-excited when I first used my Kitchen Aid as well. I even think I made a similar cake. Here's to plenty more cooking with your new baby xx

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    1. Thanks Charlie - she's getting a work out that's for sure!!! x

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  9. I have a Kitchenaid too and I love it to bits! :P I know exactly how you feel. Love lemons too and the cake looks delish!

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    1. Thanks so much Jenny and lovely of you to stop by :)

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  10. I love your baby! I use my Kitchen Aid so often and love all the attachments. I wish you well to use it :)

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