Easy like a Saturday morning

I love the slow and easy feeling of a Saturday morning. A bit of a lie-in, just a bit mind with a 14 month old! A yummy bowl of warm porridge and the sun streaming through the windows at the front of the house making pretty patterns on the wall.

A little happy playtime. He actually played with these bricks for the first time, built them rather than destroy them. It was a lovely moment.

I did a spot of baking yesterday, something for the family for when they come home from school & work. I love any excuse to pop my Cath Kidston apron on!

I adapted the recipe I have for the lemon drizzle cake. This one’s a chocolate chip cake, the recipe is quite simple.

125g butter
175g caster sugar
2 eggs
175g self raising flour
4 tbsp milk
1 bag milk choc chips
1 tsp vanilla extract

Cream butter & sugar until fluffy, gradually beat in eggs. Mix in sieved flour then add milk & vanilla extract. Mixture should be soft enough to drop off the spoon. Line a loaf tin, bake at 180* for 40-45 minutes until risen, golden & firm on top. Leave in tin until cooled completely. You should get something that looks a bit like this…

Needless to say it didn’t last long with my bunch, the little man polished off the last slice this afternoon. I’m so happy he likes my cooking ūüėä


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