My kind of baking happy

I love limes. In fact, during a recent twenty-questions-as-you-reverse-the-car moment, I selected limes as my favourite fruit. It did silence my son for a moment. Not the answer he expected.

Lemons are only just pipped at the post, but recently I’ve definitely had two feet squarely in the lime camp. It is my favourite.

Which brings me nicely to today. I’m celebrating. Nothing big, just the feet tapping with joy fact that our Aga is back on. The oil was delivered yesterday. I was good. I let it settle in the tank before we lit it. I can finally bake again.

Can you hear that? It’s me doing a little dance of joy.

This spring and summer, we moved the kitchen out to a spot in our fondly named conservatory. It’s not a conservatory. Not one that anyone would recognise, anyway, although it does have a wall of windows and it is quite long.

I believe it was originally built to link the house with the outdoor privy and coal house, which have long since gone. I’m sure it was a well appreciated addition at the time. Keeping them dry as they scuttled out on a rainy night.

We use it as a utility room/mud room. Very useful when wet dogs come in. At the far end, we’ve added cupboards and counters, which work well as an alternative kitchen. Bright and light. I’ve been cooking there, since the Aga has been off. The facilities are a bit limited, but I’ve enjoyed the change and the challenge.I’ve missed baking cakes. No surprise that it’s the first thing I’ve cooked today. I’ve gone for a lime sponge cake, with homemade strawberry jam in the middle. Oh, and icing on the top.

I used this recipe. Substituted two limes for the grapefruit and split the mixture into two tins. Shorter baking time too.

So, what next? A pie I think. Apple pie with custard. Oh, and a very happy baking day to you all.

8 thoughts on “My kind of baking happy

  • Thursday 11 October, 2018 at 12:34 pm
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    Lemoms are my favorite fruit but I do love limes too. I used to get lots of Key limes when I lived down in South Florida.

    • Thursday 11 October, 2018 at 11:08 pm
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      I’ve learnt something new. I didn’t know there was a difference between lime and key lime. Just googled it.

  • Friday 12 October, 2018 at 6:23 pm
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    Oh, I could just eat a slice of that now Cheryl! I remember the joys of the oil being delivered at our old house. We have a multi-fuel stove here which I love. It’s been nice to have the open fires going too, it’s been so cold here the past few days.

    Thanks ever so much for sharing with #MMBC. Have a lovely weekend. x

    • Sunday 14 October, 2018 at 10:45 pm
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      We seem to be back to warm this weekend, so no fires, but I’m loving cooking on the Aga again.

  • Sunday 14 October, 2018 at 8:23 pm
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    My mum & dad have an Aga which has recently been switched back on – It’s always a memorable time of year! #MMBC

    • Sunday 14 October, 2018 at 9:57 pm
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      There is a little dance of joy that I’m pretty sure all Aga owners do when it’s time to switch it on again.

  • Monday 15 October, 2018 at 8:14 am
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    This looks so yummy! Will give it a go. I am a lemon girl myself. Congratulations on being featured on #MMBC

    • Monday 15 October, 2018 at 10:59 pm
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      Thank you Lisa. Certainly a nice surprise!

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