I have spent all morning painting kitchen cupboards, but once I had cleared up all my mess I stopped for a cup of tea and a slice of cake. Yesterday it was Huffle's birthday and I made him a cake, using a new Canadian Recipe book I bought for myself. (Since our move to Canada just over one year ago, my baking has suffered, ingredients, temperature, ovens etc etc). Anyway, this one worked out beautifully.
I will put the recipe on at the end. I followed it very carefully. It actually made a big two tiered sponge and seven cup cakes.
Then, after I ate my hard earned piece of cake, I sewed on my Pom-Pom onto my slippers. Taa daaaa
Perfect for wearing when swiffing or sweeping, keeps the floor nice and clean. Ha ha ha.
Then I thought, well, while I'm on a finishing mood, I will tackle that sock and watch the video. So, Taa daaaa.
Not the most attractive photo but it's fits perfectly.
So now I am off to finish my Angry Bird and who knows, maybe I will start on Sock No2 - after all the first one only took five months!
Golden Yellow Cake
Oven 350*F. Butter and flour two 8" round pans.
Combine 3 cups All Purpose Flour, 4 Teaspoons Baking Poweder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and mix thoroughly.
Cream 1/2 lb unsalted butter and 2 cups sugar. Add 4 egg yolks and beat well. Beat in 2 teaspoons vanilla extract.
Gradually add the flour mixture, alternating with milk taken from 1 cup whole milk on low speed until blended. Set aside.
Beat the 4 egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into the the cake batter with a spatula.
Divide the mixture between the two cake tins and 7-8 cup cake cases. Bake for 20-30 mins.
Once cool, Add buttercream and jam and layer - liberally sprinkle with icing sugar. EAT.