I’ve had a beautiful weekend followed by an even better week. It’s not a sentence one normally hears or says, I know, but once you hear my reasons, you shall agree.
My parents travelled for a few days, and I turned 3 again and ate all the junk food and candy I could get my hands on, ordered take out, ate in bed, and cancelled the gym. I have a feeling my parents are not leaving me unattended for a while now.
But apart from all that, in between the Cheetos, pizza and Netflix, I also made a head start on a couple of projects and we’ve been very busy in the kitchen experimenting. We have a few new collaborations coming up and also the new feature that I discussed earlier, “In Your Kitchen”, is about to be launched, but more on all this later.
For now, let’s talk about this beauty – Earl Grey and Lavender Cake.
Its not enough to just drink tea, we can now eat it too! This perfectly moist-but-also-crumbly teacake is perfect with a cup of tea. The glaze has the lavender in it, and of course some purple colouring, because, well, why not? Garnish with a few dried lavender buds, and this cake transport you back to colonial England.
It is a large cake, bakes fast and requires minimum effort. If you aren’t a fan of the lavender, you can use a simple vanilla buttercream with perhaps some lemon zest too.
Note: use the tea bags! Strangely enough, the flavour is a lot more stronger and better from tea bags rather than the high quality loose leaves!