Recently I was awarded an ABC (Awesome Blog Content) award by Janice from Farmersgirl Kitchen - thank you! I have to say it looks easier than it is to think of 26 words that relate to me especially the end of the alphabet. So here goes...
A - Australia where I spent a lot of childhood summers as my mum has 2 sisters there. I also have a lot of Australian friends and am the pseudo-Aussie of the group
B - Baking and blogging of course what else?
C - Charity. I currently work for a charitable organisation. I think it's important for everyone to do their bit in their own way. It's not just about donating money!
D - Desserts. My favourite part of the meal. It's very rare that I would say no to desserts.
E - Easy going personality. I'm quite laid back and tend to get on well with everyone.
F - Family and friends who are important to me.
G - Green. I try to recycle as much as possible. I'm really pleased that my council does food waste recycling as well as mixed recycling.
H - Happy personality. I try to look on the bright side of life if possible and thus am often told that I'm "bubbly" and happy.
I - iPhone, iPad, iPod... I'm an apple addict and I can't live without them.
J - James Patterson, Jeffrey Deaver and Jodi Picoult - favourite authors of mine. Clearly I can't be a famous writer as my name does not start with a J!
K - KFC my secret guilty pleasure.
L - Live life to the fullest.
M - Messy. I like to think of it as an organised mess :) Most of the time I know where things are or at least I think I know where they are!
N - naughty and nice. I'm nice most of the time but sometimes I can be naughty too!
O - Opinion. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion even if it's not the same as yours.
P- Peas. Absolutely hate them.
Q - Quorn. I don't like cooking meat at home so I tend to use Quorn products which I love.
R - Rafflecopter. My new found friend (@TwitTottee I had to work it in here somehow!! LOL)
S - Sleep. Can't get enough of it. Literally.
T - Tomato juice. My favourite drink - some of my friends think I'm weird but I just love it!
U - Undersea walk. One of the most amazing, unique experiences I've had in Mauritius.
V - Venice. One of my favourite holiday destinations. I love the canals, atmosphere, scenery and of course the food :)
W - Wicked musical. One of my favourite musicals.
X - X factor. Never really understood the attraction.
Y - Yorkshire terriers. My parents have one and he is the cutest thing ever!
Z - Zoolander. Funny, silly film. (Peter this is for you!)
Now I need to nominate a few bloggers and I hope they will join in the fun (no obligation of course!)
I did promise you a cake in the title and in the spirit of the ABC award, I made an ABC cake! It's an apple, banana/blueberry and cinnamon cake. I made up the recipe around the ingredients I wanted to use and put it in a bundt tin as they always look pretty. The cake was really moist and flavourful and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. I think I'll be making this again :)
An original recipe by bakingaddict
250g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
180g caster sugar
60mls vegetable oil
2 ripe bananas
2 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
150g fresh blueberries
- Preheat the oven to 180C.
- Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, roughly mash the bananas.
- Add the eggs and vegetable oil and mix.
- Stir in the dry ingredients.
- Add the apples and give it a quick stir.
- Finally fold in the blueberries (I coated them in 1 tablespoon of flour to prevent all of them sinking to the bottom and it worked - you can see a blueberry in the middle of the slice in the photo above!)
- Pour the batter into a bundt tin and bake for approximately 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
- Leave to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before turning out to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Dust with icing sugar before serving.