This house is a diet free zone in January, I’m afraid. What we do believe in, is plenty of home cooked, delicious and comforting food for what some consider to be the most depressing month of the year. We live with an athlete and its my job to make sure she eats. With the amount of exercise Millie gets, she can more than afford cakes and treats. I would much rather see her eat something homemade than processed cakes and biscuits.
We are also economising this month – The week before Christmas, our food bill (and alcohol bill) came to over £400. Our cupboards are still nicely bulging – all we have had to do is stock up on fruit and veg so we are definitely living on cupboard food this month.
I love Swiss Rolls – Very easy to change the flavour and add interest with just small changes to the main ingredients. I even prepared, baked, cooled, creamed, rolled and photographed this cake within an hour, so its a speedy cake too.
Chocolate cake recipes nearly always say you should use ‘good quality dark chocolate’ – While I believe in using good quality products, when you are trying to be economical, you use what you have got. I discovered this morning that I had 3 bags of mini Terry Chocolate Oranges still left from Christmas that I had forgotten about (And I wonder why our bill was over £400!) So I used half ‘posh’ dark chocolate and half chocolate oranges in the cake bit.
I’m entering again into Emily’s Recipe of the Week – This is a fabulous resource if you are struggling for meal ideas. Click the badge below…
I am entering into this month’s Tea Time Treats – The theme for this month is EGGS – I think using 6 suffices? For more entries, click the badge below.