Day 294|365

Day 294
Settings – ISO 1600, 35mm, f2.8, 1/200sec

Today I bring to you another episode of Matthew Bakes. My sweet tooth is intense these days and if I bake then I eat it all, so I’ve been restraining myself the past couple weeks. It’s not often Matthew gets a sweet tooth, but today it struck him, and he asked if we could bake *yay!* We were slightly restricted by the ingredients we had in, but a good sponge cake doesn’t require anything fancy so we made a simple coffee cake. I sat and read the instructions and Matthew did all the work. It was wonderful!

The funny thing is we didn’t actually eat any of it until about 8pm, 5/6 hours after his sweet tooth struck…I don’t think he even ate anything sweet while we baked. I on the other hand sampled plenty of the butter icing…

Day 236|365

Day 236
Settings – ISO 400, 35mm, f2.8, 1/80sec

I thought yesterday was my last baking session before we move out of our lovely first home, but today I ended up making cookies. One final messy bake! One minute I was laying on the sofa, not feeling overly spiffing, and the next my mind was overrun with thoughts of cookies (and we still had ingredients left for them too!) so I hopped up (HA! More like slowly rolled off the sofa…) and headed for the kitchen.

Always remember to chill your cookie dough before you bake it! Usually I pop it in the fridge overnight, but today I just left it in for a couple hours.

Day 85|365

Day 85.jpg
Settings – ISO 400, 50mm, f2.0, 1/160sec

When you’ve got four very black bananas in your fruit bowl, you make banana loaf! Mmm mm. When you’re trying to get rid of the stragglers from the Christmas Celebration box, you add chunks of galaxy chocolate in there too. Yuuuum! Matthew took one in to work, as there was no way we’d eat them both, and I’m very pleased to hear it was very well received. Should’ve taken the other one too, as we haven’t even finished it!

This is the recipe I use –

I never bother with the icing or dried bananas on top…maybe next time!