Carrot Cake is MORE than a family favourite here and is usually my brother's speciality cake, hence why I've never given it a whirl before. I admit, I'm also not very experienced with cakes. But all things considered I think it turned out pretty well, even though I over-softened the butter and the icing was extremely runny, as you can see in the photo! The taste must have compensated though, as less than 24 hours after I made it there's none left - I had to have a slice for breakfast to make sure I'd get a piece!
Today I went for something more on the savoury side and made pinwheels. I love savoury pinwheels because they're yummy, incredibly easy, and if you use ready-made puff pastry make hardly any mess! I've seen instructions online usually use a tomato paste based filling, but I prefer one my grandmother used to use regularly; a thin-ish layer of marmite (I know I'm a kiwi and I'm meant to love marmite, but seriously, use it lightly), cheese, ham/bacon and finely diced onion. Glazed with beaten egg and whacked in the oven for 20 minutes and they're done.
Scrummy as! And fills in a bit of time :P
On another note I've noticed that the girl in the cross stitch I just completed looks superficially rather like me, so I now have a stitchy profile picture!
I'm looking forward to new bits for my stash arriving so I can get started on a special cross-stitch project, but more on that when the time comes. . .