Today is the first time my “I Made That!” Monday post is not about something I’ve sewed! This is partially because I’d like to focus on other things I’ve made and also because it’s difficult making something every week! Life gets in between my and my trusty sewing machine, things like having leaky ceilings – but I’ve moaned enough about that already.
So this week I attempted some baking. I’ll be honest, I really don’t bake well. I’m that person that uses boxes of cake mix and just adds eggs. Other than that, I’ve only made Victoria Sponge! But this week, I had a bit of money left over after our food shop and I decided to try something new. I picked out this recipe for Buttermilk and Blueberry Breakfast cake that I – once again – found on Pinterest! It originated from Alexandra’s Kitchen, an awesome food/recipe blog that I highly recommend!
I was really excited to do some proper baking. There’s something very domestic about being able to cook and bake, and while I’ve done okay following some food recipes, I’ve not yet cracked cakes. Somehow they always seem a bit icky in the middle, or a bit dry. But this one, this one was awesome.
I have to give much kudos to Alexandra, her recipe was very easy to follow, even for such a beginner like me. It was very well broken up and I didn’t get confused! (Well, I had an embarrassing episode in which I wasn’t sure which part of the lemon was zest, but we won’t talk about that…)
I’m so happy with how this turned out! It’s given me a little confidence that maybe I can bake. A bit. With a very simple-to-follow recipe. The cake itself was so yummy, the lemon zest (that I figured out in the end!) was just right and not at all overpowering. If you’re looking for something cake-y and delicious to make, I’m pointing you fervently in this recipe’s direction!
Notes for Next Time (and there will definitely be a next time!)
- Don’t ask silly questions about lemon zest. Boyfriend will not let you forget it for a long time.
- My only puzzlement – why is it a breakfast cake? Is it a blueberry thing? Is it a US thing? It confuses me, because while it is very yummy, it’s definitely not what I’d call breakfast…