You must all think that all I do is bake from The Great British Bake Off Everyday book. It seems like so at the moment though I have been using other books as well. It’s just the way things have turned out over the past month or so since the book has been published!
Last Monday I went back to work after six weeks off for the summer holidays. I really enjoyed the summer break, we had a relaxing holiday in Spain but not only that I had a great chance to catch up on all the neglected jobs that hadn’t been done. It was a shame that the last two weeks were shadowed a bit by my dog hurting his leg and me having a stinking cold! By the time Monday came around I was pleased to be back.
For our training day shared lunch, alongside the Raspberry Shortbread Crumble Squares I chose to make a Blackberry Buttermilk Sponge. This is the very first recipe from the book and is deliciously moist due to the presence of buttermilk in the sponge. I love using buttermilk in recipes and use it in my scones.
I was pleased with the cake and although it didn’t look that exciting, it tasted lovely. It could be served with a scoop of ice cream or creme fraiche but I forgot to take some to school. We ate it plain and I really enjoyed it. I will definitely bake it again and I think it would also work with raspberries or blueberries if you’re not a fan of blackberries!
Love Sam xx