I love cake! Always have, always will! I love anything cake related, especially an afternoon tea. Since going gluten free over 3 years ago it took me a while to get back into baking as I just struggled with the old GF bake. It wasn’t the same. My mum even got me a baking course for my birthday one year.
I have found my time on furlough therapeutic with regards to baking as I have actual time to do it for pleasure and not rushed like I would be normally if it were at a weekend in between doing other things.
I have of course been making banana bread on a regular basis as we have always liked it, but it keeps the snack monster Mr Life London Food at bay! I tend to make it every couple of weeks following the same recipe, it’s just one on the Tesco website. It just works and is tasty, without being fussy.
I made it today as I have a few bananas taking up space in the freezer as well as some browning on the side. Our flat is so warm bananas don’t have a long life in our flat.
Today I also gave a new recipe ago. It’s one by gluten free goddess Naomi Devlin! It’s a chocolate cake with ganache…. yum! She posted pictures of it last week I think and posted the recipe on her blog. It’s a very easy recipe. Slightly odd in you mix the rice flour into a paste first then add to the rest of the ingredients. I had hoped for more of a rise but it looks ok. The ganache is a little more time consuming only as you need to give it time. Overall it was a nice easy bake. It also tastes delicious!!
I am hoping I can continue to use my furlough time to keep baking. I really want to teach myself how to make macaroons… we will see.