Last night I made an almond cake; I'd gotten all the ingredients out to find my scales were broken so I guessed them. Now, guessing is ok for a stirfry or even a pie but not so much for baked goods. I wanted some cake though; it seemed easier to just make it than put the ingredients away and really, that's as good as any a reason for pouring and dodding flour, butter and eggs into a bowl, willy-nilly.
With fingers crossed, I baked the cake on a low heat for 1 hour; it looked good and smelled ok but the jury was still out. By the time it had cooled, husband had arrived home and we had a slice with a mug of tea....pretty darn tasty, luckily, even if a little sweet. I think I overdid the sugar somewhat but the ground almond and almond essence made it almost like a bakewell tart...something I'll be cooking soon...and has inspired me for a few more variations...with scales this time.
Almond Cake with Crunchy Topping!
Absolutely brilliant for breakfast
There is always curry in my freezer so when all else fails, leftover curry with freshly made flatbread is the order of any day:
Leftover Curry for dinner yesterday.....
Cumin flatbread brushed with butter and salt
Thick, sweet, cumin flatbread with crushed almonds
Tomorrow is a new shopping week although we have friends coming over on Saturday so we'll split the shopping into two, that for the week ahead and a separate shop for entertaining. The budget will remain £50 for 7 days worth of meals with an extra day added at the end for excluding Saturday. Menu to follow.