A domesticated bank holiday weekend. The weather was so blustery I stayed indoors and finished off a few stray projects. Spent all of Sunday in clouds of flour, filling the kitchen with the smell of baking. I made some bread, then opened Red Velvet and Chocolate Heartache, a beautiful book of cakes by Harry (Harriet) Eastwood (reccommended by Beryl) and was inspired to have a go.
The recipes are unusual in that most of them include vegetables....like carrot cake, but instead use pumpkin, potato, butternut squash, even beetroot. I tried some fruit scones - with grated courgette. They were delicious with strawberry jam and were snaffled up immediately by my unsuspecting family who had no idea they had been anywhere near a courgette! The pictures in this book are delightful - if you don't like cooking you can just stroke them instead.