I am back…temporarily. Since my last blog post I have completed my first year of nurse training and I go back to start my second year in a week! I have been staying at home for the summer holidays and working in the local hospital as an auxiliary nurse.While being at home I thought I should make the most of having a proper kitchen to bake in before I go back to the joys of living in student halls.
I had wanted to use my bundt tin for a while after receiving it as a prize for some raspberry macarons that I entered in a University baking competition. Bearing in mind the fact that I graduated two years ago, it seemed about time that I finally made use of it.
This particular recipe is inspired by the scrumptious potted puds made by a company called Pots & Co. For those of you that haven’t heard of them, let me tell you that in my humble opinion they definitely outdo Gu in making the yummiest shop bought puddings around. They have a delicious range including Sticky Toffee Pudding, Caramelised Apple Crumble and Lemon and Lime Posset.
Moreover they all come in lovely array of different coloured ramekins that you get to keep and then reuse for recipes such as this one.
So it was the Macmillan Cancer Support’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ cake sale at work the other week and I was asked if I wouldn’t mind contributing something for the occasion. I knew that I wanted to do something quite simple so I decided to go with a Lemon and Pistachio cake as anything lemon is usually a bit of a crowd pleaser.
The cake sale was a massive success and in total we managed to raise £240.80 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
It’s a super easy recipe and the bright yellow icing definitely cheered up a dull October day!
Ah when life gives you lemons… Well if it’s after five then I would always go for a gin and tonic, however if it’s before five then might I suggest a lemon tart. Tangy, sweet, and delicious this is the ideal bake for a dinner party dessert.
Plus it sounds super impressive when you use its fancy French name and tell people they’re having a *cue French accent * Tarte au citron for pudding.
Its super easy to make but you will end up with a really impressive final result. Best served with lots of berries and cream!