I can’t help it…I love to bake.
If we want something sweet or a real treat, instead of going to the shops I now bake something.
Over the years I’ve invested in things like food processors and bread makers and this all adds to the ease of making your own stuff!
I also have a ‘baking shelf’ now,(how old am I!!) with flour, chocolate, almonds, mixed fruit, spices etc. In fact everything I need to make something at the drop of a hat!
Yesterday morning I made a Coconut cake and some cookies.
They were gorgeous!!! My 20month old baby, Isaac helped me by testing most of the ingredients and then licked the mixing bowl until it sparkled!!!
The coconut cake is a recipe from my Nan who is 86 years old!! Lives in her own home and looks brilliant at least 10 years younger!! (Must be all that home cooking!)
She got the recipe from a book she has kept since 1950 so I’m going to share it with you.
4oz Self Raising Flour
1 beaten egg
2 tbls milk
Beat the sugar and butter.
Add the flour, egg, milk and coconut
Bake for 30mins @ 180 degrees or gas mark 4
When cool mix the icing sugar with the lemon and sprinkle with coconut.
Here’s a photo of mine.