Super Moist Carrot Cake
October 17, 2009

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When I used to work at an office in Chichester, sometimes I would wend my way back from lunch via a little bakery and buy an individual carrot cake with the most delicious cream cheese icing I’ve ever tasted. These cakes were so moist that I had to wolf them down straight out of the paper casing, perched on the city wall steps nearby. And yes, I licked the icing off of the case too. This was back before I could even bake a biscuit without it going up in flames, so I always uttered a silent, fervent prayer that Spires would never, ever stop selling carrot cakes.

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Olive, Cheese & Onion Cake
August 23, 2009

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A fave on my new Recipezaar account – recipe here

Noting a few other users being a bit wary about the amount of milk, I used 150ml which was perfect for the 30min time recommended for a large loaf. And yes, I use whole milk (skinny people stay away). I tested this cake out for a visit from my best friend Julia – should the British weather hold out, I’m planning on picnics at a few of the many areas of natural beauty or stately homes in the area. Something light and slightly quiche-ey is called for on such occasions…perhaps with a trifle, if I can keep it chilled.

A little side note: doesn’t it look like there’s a frowny face on the top slice and a smiley face on the second slice? Maybe it’s just me.