A weekend full of cake

Hello lovelies!  I know I’ve probably lost half my followers as Ive been gone for so long but I’m back.  I’ve beat myself up a lot for letting my blog slip but you know sometimes you just have to let some things go if they aren’t working so I did, but only temporarily.  

So let’s catch up …. I’m starting from my favourite corner of the cottage on Friday morning.   Before I left for work I plumped up my cushions, put clean throws on my sofa, cleaned out the stove and filled a basket of turf all in anticipation of spending my entire weekend here πŸ™‚ Needless to say it didn’t turn out as planned but it was still a lovely weekend nonetheless and I’m now sitting here… At last … In front of the fire. 
My weekend has been (cue guilty feelings) full of CAKE really!
It started with Afternoon Tea at the lovely Lough Rynn Castle.  Honestly it’s under an hour away from my house and each time I go I wonder why I don’t go more often!  It’s such a treat, not just the food but the whole experience. 

The highlight being my first piece of Christmas cake … Okay it was probably a wedding cake but I like to think it’s Christmas cake ! 

As if that wasn’t enough cake for one weekend I then spent this afternoon baking. It’s been really grey and wet wet wet here in the West of Ireland so I’ve loved having my table lamps on which make the kitchen so cosy.  

I started with delicious Anzac biscuits. Honestly if you haven’t tried them you must! They are so scrumpscious!  

I also made a gorgeous Dutch Apple Cake which is heavenly!  It’s so light, perfect on it’s own but ding dong delicious with a big blob of cream! 

You always know how good a cake is when there’s only one piece left in a matter of hours of it coming out of the oven! 

As you see things haven’t changed much at the cottage … I’m still eating cake and plumping cushions πŸ™‚ 
What about you peeps, what have you all been up to? 
Must dash … Time to re-plump the cushions and maybe squeeze in the last slice of cake. Comfort eating as it’s the penultimate episode in the last series of Downton #devastated

2018-11-08T19:00:36+00:00November 8th, 2015|Categories: baking, cottage, tv|


  1. Bronwyn McConvey 09/11/2015 at 4:24 pm

    My mom used to make Anzac cookies all the time while I was growing up. I must get that recipe from her and make them for my own kids! I know how you feel about Downton. I'll miss it too! I am happy for Mary (but she can be SO mean!) and i hope things work out for Edith on the Christmas Special!

  2. All things nice... 09/11/2015 at 7:06 pm

    I'm no good at baking, but I'm good at eating though πŸ™‚ Your cakes look lovely. I don't watch Downton but everyone tells me I'd love it. As for Lough Rynn is one of my favourite places, I'm biased as I got married there πŸ™‚ It has all the heritage & style but is still lovely and cosy too

    All things nice…

  3. Anna 13/11/2015 at 10:13 pm

    I have a lovely Aussie friend that always baked Anzac cookies for me but as she has moved back to Tasmanian I may have to give them a go myself.
    I was a little disappointed with how Downton ended ….it left me with more questions. Well hopefully the Christmas special will answer them! Hope this weekend will be for you just as yummy as the last.
    Anna x

  4. Michelle Fallon 16/11/2015 at 1:12 pm

    Yay I worked out how to reply πŸ˜€ I just left a comment over on your blog so you can ignore that x My sis got married in Lough Rynn too. It's so gorgeous there. Ooooh if you love Lough Rynn I'm sure you will love Downton πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ xx

  5. michellemadethis 16/11/2015 at 1:14 pm

    Thanks Bronwyn, I really missed Downton last night as it was my Sunday routine to watch it. I can't wait for the Christmas Special and I so hope it all works out for Edith too. I love Anzac biscuits – a little too much though πŸ˜€ Hope you're having a lovely day x

  6. michellemadethis 16/11/2015 at 1:16 pm

    Let me know if you want the recipe Anna and I'll post it to you – they are so delicious.
    Yes i was a little disappointed with the ending too but I can't wait for the Christmas Special.
    Happy Monday xx

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