I wanted to post in here over the weekend but was a) very busy and b) foiled by my consistently underachieving broadband connection.
Lots of food consumed over the last two days what with a lovely lunch with my boyfriend at The Royal Oak in Frieth (delicious food but the table service is rather hit and miss, a twenty minute wait for a bottle of wine and some tap water was excessive, even on a busy Saturday lunchtime). www.royaloakmarlow.co.uk
Saturday night was a trip to Thai Square in Windsor for the lovely Isabelle's birthday, then on to Browns for quite simply the strangest yet most delicious cocktail I've tried to date; think 'liquid Bakewell Tart' and you're heading in the right direction....
The cakes I made for Belle were a success, nothing went wrong and when I tried one I think I managed to ensure the consistency of the sponge was light and fluffy with a good orange flavour and the cream cheese frosting was smooth and creamy yet refreshing with its orange zest and orange oil combination. And here are some pictures;
Rather pleased with my efforts!!
Yesterday I went for a lovely walk in the sunshine and had a drink in The Olde Bell in Hurley, a fantastic foodie discovery which we were disappointed to have not visited before now seeing as they have their own kitchen garden from which they sell produce and a large BBQ area in the beer garden serving up amazing fresh BBQ'd meats, it smelt amazing!!! However they have a very good restaurant there too so no doubt it will also be a lovely cosy bolthole in the Autumn and Winter - perfect for a bottle of red, a Sunday roast and a good read of the papers.... www.theoldebell.co.uk
This week is shaping up to be very busy with work and the baking of a Pirate's Tresure Map cake for my nephew's birthday this weekend.
Ta Ta for now.