Monday, 26 September 2011

Banana and Chocolate Cake!!

So as usual, it was the end of the week, and I had a small bunch of Bananas I had forgotten to eat, going mushy in my fruit bowl so I decided to be all 'domestic-like' and make a cake!!! (Definitely the best type of domesticity I think lol!)

Now I'm not one for following recipes because they always seem to involve a large amount of specific ingredients that I don't have - simple is good with me - using the basics I have in the cupboard to create something just as yummy! So I was very chuffed when I found the simplest recipe ever (thanks to Google) and it made a magnificent Cake! YAY!

Unfortunately the photo isn't mine (as a silly someone *oops* forgot to put a memory card in the camera!) but what's a recipe without a photo right!

 You need...
  • 4oz butter or margarine
  • 6oz sugar (granulated, caster, or mix in some demerara, whatever you have to hand)
  • 8oz self raising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 large or 3 medium, very ripe bananas (I used 4 medium and it still worked)
  • Chocolate chunks or chips (or nuts, or cinnamon or nutmeg... whatever floats your boat)
To make...
  • Heat the oven to gas mark 4; 180C
  • Grease a 2lb loaf tin. (I used a 7" deep round tin and it still worked)
  • Mash the bananas with a fork.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together and mix in the eggs
  • Mix together the two yellow sludges you now have.
  • Mix in the flour.
  • Scrape into the loaf tin and bake for 40 minutes then lower the temperature to gas mark 2; 150C and cook for a further 30 minutes.
  • Try to let it cool (turned out on a rack) before you devour it. (We didn't suceed in waiting this long - whoops! :P)
And Wallah!!! Yummy Cake! Devoured by Mike, myself and my Band in about 15 mins flat!!
Original recipe found {here}

Friday, 23 September 2011

Thankful For...

  • The FACT that HIS Love never fails, never gives up and never runs out on me!
  • Morning sunshine after a couple of days of rain
  • My Husband who still thinks I'm lovely when I'm so sure I'm not
  • Having so much singing to do I'm actually losing my voice (need to get training again!)
  • For being woken daily with a hug
  • Time to pray whilst walking in the sunshine :) After a couple of weeks of distance and confusion it was great to connect again.
  • For someone whose only technically 'employed' 9 hours a week - I am feeling really busy!
  • Female friend time playing Lego Star Wars on the Xbox! Yes you read that right lol! Jess - we shall do it again! :D
  • We looked after our friends 9month old last night and he/we survived! He didn't even cry - in 3 hours! Thank you God! :D Also turns out he loves the camera. Blog, meet William...

(NB Just because I realise how a post about babies looks like straight after a post about my wedding... don't even go there lol! Not me, we're not at all broody! We just have lots of friends with very cute babies! Absolutely no need to currently 'watch this space' :P)

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Wedding Photos!

I finally have photos to share with you!!
Photos of the best day of my life! (so far! :P)
We have a portfolio of 700 photos plus about 4000 raw images taken by our official photographers plus some talented friends and family. I am finally going to share with you a few of Mike and my favourites because as I'm sure you'll agree I can't put them all on here.

So here you go... enjoy!

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Time for a Change

It's definitely time for a change, because let's face it.... I've become terrible at keeping this blog updated. So I've decided.... it's time for a re-vamp, an overhaul, a fresh look, a new start and above all a new dedication to making this blog all I intended it to be in the beginning.
So give me a few days and I'll be back with a beautiful new look and style to my blog.
I don't even know if anyone's really reading this but if you are, thank you for sticking with me in my months of blogging laziness (and life busy-ness) and watch this space because things could get exciting.
And if no-one is reading this well then, I'm going to do it anyway because I want my creativity back, I want to spread and shout my thankfulness, and I know I left my joyful song somewhere round here! :)

See you very soon! :D