Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Cake Therapy!

Windfalls from my neighbour's garden and eggs from my girls...

means a Dorset Apple Cake for us!

You didn't really believe me when I said starting the new degree module would mean less cake, did you?

Two days in with "Fine Art Embroidery"... two days of cutting and sticking... and I was in need of some baking therapy. It could well be that there will be more cake rather than less in the next few weeks! I'm feeling a need for another slice...

24 comments:

  1. I hope the eggs weren't windfalls...I can imagine them leaving the hens at a greta speed...

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  2. I started back on my course today and the desire for some cake or anything sweet certainly came over me. I could do without it, I managed to lose 10lbs over the summer through sheer physical hard work and I don't want to put it all back on again over the winter. Your picture isn't helping :o) but it does look rather nice. Hmmm!

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  3. I really enjoyed the Dorset apple cake! I love these virtual cakes, I can look at them as often as I like and not gain an ounce, so your therapy is helping both of us.

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  4. We only have 1/4 of each birthday cake left and I can thoroughly recommend the recipes. Check out 'The Caked Crusader' on my sidebar then click on Clotted Cream Cake. OH! MY!

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  5. Cake is so soothing and a great stress buster so carry on baking! I love apple cake and apple chutney and live in hope that someone round here will have too many apples! Shop ones are OK but even windfalls taste better.

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  6. Hmmm....I've never had a Dorset Apple Cake, but it sure does look delicious!!!

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  7. More cake is definitely better than less!!! Hoping for some myself later, thanks for your good wishes! :)
    Vivienne x

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  8. dorset apple cake- my favourite cake! Have fun with the new module I actually really enjoyed this one which was a surprise.
    Hope to see you on Induction Day

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  9. Wish I'd seen this yesterday when I had a bag full of windfalls. Mind you, I made stewed apples instead which is probably far better for the diet ;-)

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  10. hey... you might end up embroidering 'fine' cakes!!

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  11. Yum! I need to collect as many apple recipes as I can to try and get through the ton of apples in my parents new garden!

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  12. The cake looks delicious. I've not heard of Dorset Apple cake before either.

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  13. I love apple cake! Your cake looks delicious!
    I see you've been busy. Sorry I've been out of the loop for a bit.

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  14. delicious looking recipe - all the yummier for windfall apples, they are so sweet at that stage.
    And I can see why cake is completely necessary when starting more course work - I'm just surprised it was a "good" cake - I suppose those "bad" (chocolate) cakes will be saved for end of term.

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  15. Oh that looks lovely. I knew the no cooking thing wouldn't last. I'm going to check out the recipe!

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  16. Oh that looks delicious I adore apple cake - am going to have to check that recepe out - thanks

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  17. Yum. We were just saying that we needed to find a cake to make for this weekend, to avoid "having" to buy lemon yumyums from Waitrose on Saturday morning...

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  18. Our girls are "off lay" at the moment.... I have had to BUY eggs! :O( Yummy looking cake. Apple and ginger cake at this end....

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  20. I'm intrigued by ''fine art embroidery''. tell me more!!

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  21. Cake is the answer to so many worries.

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  22. oh yum. I made one very similar this week called Swiss apple cake and have just polished off the last portion. Embroidery + cake = square bottom.

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  23. Cake and stitching...perfect! xx

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  24. Oh yum! And I see our apples are ready now here too...

    K x

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