As mentioned in my previous post, I had to reluctantly cancel going on a family picnic last Friday due to a stinking cold. I just wanted to stay at home and vegetate! I had managed to bake the three things I wanted to take as my contribution to the picnic before finally admitting I was just too ill to go.
I wanted to try out the Honey and Courgette Loaf from the new Great British Bake Off Book- The Great British Bake Off Everyday. I knew my kids wouldn’t eat courgettes if they were served up on a plate sliced up as part of a meal but I was sure they would eat them grated up within a cake made with honey and chocolate chips!
This recipe was very simple to make and ideal for a picnic or an afternoon tea. It’s a wonderfully moist cake and didn’t need any accompaniment to it.
Although I didn’t get to go on the picnic with feeling ill, my mum asked if the cake would freeze as she would like to try some. I told her it would and that we would save some for her. Unfortunately for my mum, the cake got scoffed over the weekend. Once my kids realised there was a cake with chocolate chips and honey in it, it vanished. I lied about the courgettes though as I’m the only one who eats them in our house. Purely psychological as they happily munched the cake not knowing about the courgettes. I can’t convince them to eat them in savoury meals though!
I’m definitely going to bake the Honey and Courgette Loaf again and again. It had a delicious taste to it and I have promised some to my mum. It was a real treat.
Love Sam xx