Walking in the Regents Park during these beautiful autumnal mornings, I get to look at the scenery, watch the birds, smell the roses, and yes there are many still in bloom. About 18 months ago, willowy brunette and I took a walk in the same gardens, when they ( the roses and everything else) were in full bloom. We found some that were not only beautiful roses, but smelt just WONDERFUL. My mission today, not only to walk but to find these roses again. Within The Regents Park, is a second park called Queen Mary’s Garden, which is even more beautiful than the basic park, landscaped with all sorts and Roses, Roses Roses everywhere. And I found them.
I will share their names with you, because many many roses are beautiful but not so many have an aroma.
Our choices are
One other which is beautiful. But doesn’t smell, but I like the name Rock and Roll !
I’m not a prolific cake maker, but when needs must or put in a different way, I am home and Himself likes Cake.
We have done the Citrus cake, the gingerbread the victoria sandwich , the crumble and the ice cream! Time to find something else to satisfy his sweet tooth.
The cake I came up with, is again not complicated.
- 60 grms unsalted softened butter ( not Lurpak or something similar as it is artificially softened)
- 100 grms soft fruit, I used blueberries, but raspberries would also be good
- 75 grms sifted icing sugar
- 50 grms icing sugar 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 20 grms sifted plain flour
- 2 eggs
Heat oven to 180 C / 160 C Fan, and grease a pan , I used a round one 17 cm., I lined the bottom with greaseproof paper.
- Put the icing sugar, ground almonds,baking powder and eggs into a mixer, with whisk attachment. Whisk on high for about 10 minutes. Melt the butter ( don’t let it get too hot) and gradually pour the butter into the mixture, whisking all the time.
- When fully amalgamated carefully fold in the sifted flour.
- Sprinkle your fruit on top.
- Bake for 30 minutes, test for doneness with a skewer.
- Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes before turning out on a cooling tray.
Serve as it is or with whipped cream !