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Thanksgiving Lemon & Lavender Cake

Wanna celebrate Thanksgiving today with a light fresh taste dessert, try this lemon & lavender cake...

For the cake:
- 250g plain flour
-1/2 tbsp baking powder
-1/2 tbsp bicarbonate of soda
-125g caster sugar
-1/2 tbsp lavender 9fresh buds & leaves or edible dried lavender)
-Finely grated zest of two lemons
-2 large eggs
-200g full fat plain yoghurt
-100g unsalted butter, melted

For the lemon drizzle:
-Juice of 2 lemons, strained
-2 tbsp icing sugar

For the topping:
-1 tbsp granulated sugar
-2 tbsp edible dried lavender

Preheat the oven to 180c/gas mark 4. 
Line a 10/20cm loaf tin with baking parchment.
In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, caster sugar, lavender & lemon zest.

In a jug, beat the eggs with the yoghurt & butter until evenly blended.
Pour on to the dry ingredients, then stir until just combined.
Pour the mixture into the tin & bake for 40 mins.

Just before the cake is ready, mix the drizzle ingredients together.
Remove the cake from the oven & prick it all over.
Pour the drizzle over the hot cake, then sprinkle over the toppings.
Leave to cool in the tin before slicing.

                                     Enjoy & Happy Thanksgiving!


Summer memories

Can't believe the year is almost over... time flies
Here are some shots from my summer on the French Riviera, a bit of sunshine before next year vacation yeah!


Nice, old town




Cannes, Palais des Festivals


Grimaldi palace, Monaco