Sunday, 13 May 2012

Lazy sundays and cake.

Me and DH have had a really lazy Sunday morning - we didn't get up til past 10am and even then we've just been sat around. I love weekends like this, where we can just be happy in each other's company and that's it. No rushing around to be somewhere. 

So, what goes really well on a lazy Sunday is an equally lazy breakfast (brunch?) when you get up. I'm not the biggest fan of bacon and eggs, plus we don't have any in, so this is what I had for breakfast/brunch this morning:

This is homemade banana loaf with strawberries and raspberries. Breakfast doesn't get better than this. If I thought that I could eat cake for breakfast every day of the week and not end up looking like a house, I totally would.

Speaking of cake, I've had a herman cake on the go for 7 days now. That's a german friendship cake, where you have to tend to it for 10 days before you bake a cake. It's quite a long time to be thinking of making a cake, so I hope it's worth it! Not had one before. This morning Herman looked like this:

This is before I stirred him, as per the instructions for day 7. The cake mix is just left on your kitchen side with a tea towel over, and it bubbles away quite happily. In fact, if there are no bubbles, them Herman has died :( but, mine seems to be very happy bubbling away. Once stirred the mixture goes back to looking like a regular cake mix, but tomorrow it will look like this again before stirring. I can make the cake on Wednesday, so I will let you know the results! 

Ahhh cake. Yum.

N xxx


  1. I think your breakfast looks delicious. Sounds like married life really suits you.

    Sft x

    1. Thank you, loving married life so far :)

  2. This week I baked my fouth Herman cake. You're supposed to pass three quarters of the mixture on to friends but I couldn't bear to part with him so I kept one quarter back each time. Our house has smelt like a brewery for weeks and weeks. Your Herman looks in good health and I can assure you that the finished cake is well worth the wait. Mine was roundly praised by everyone who sampled it.

    PS When I came to bake my Hermans I ommitted the melted butter drizzled over the top and only used a fraction of the sugar to sprinkle over.

    1. Thanks for your suggestions - I shall try that!

  3. Sounds like a perfect Sunday & I remember Gai's Herman cake too!

    Look forward to seeing the end result!

    Kay :)

  4. Mmmmmmm that looks yummy!

    Lou xxx