I found this recipe in this months The Simple Things magazine, which I treated myself to for Easter instead of an Egg! It’s very straight forward to make & tastes absolutely lovely!!
225g butter at room temp, 225g sugar, 4 medium eggs, 30g self-raising flour, 35g polenta, 200g ground almonds, 1 tsp baking powder, a pinch of salt, 3 tbsp of honey, zest of 2 lemons, juice of 1 lemon, a handful of whole almonds for decoration (optional), icing sugar for dusting.
1. Preheat the oven to 160 deg C (140 deg fan), 325 deg F, gas 3. Grease and line a 20cm round cake tin, preferably a spring form.
2. Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time. In a new bowl, mix the flour, polenta, ground almonds and baking powder with a pinch of salt. Combine with the butter and egg mixture, then mix in the honey and zest.
3. Transfer the batter into the tin and bake for 70 mins. After about 45 mins, remove and put the almonds on top, then continue baking. You may have to bake it slightly longer, your cake is done when a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
4. Take out of the oven and drizzle with lemon juice. Let the cake cool in its tin.
These flapjacks tasted SO GOOD, I had to ask my friend Sarah for the recipe. They are quick to make and brilliant to have ready for hungry children after school, after swimming sessions or just for lunch boxes, be warned though, with boys who are hungry all the time, they do go fast, so it’s worth making a double batch!Allow them to cool in the tray to set, before cutting them into squares. I’ve added pumpkin seeds today but you can add chopped apricots or anything else you fancy.
Most of the year we run our home as a bed and breakfast, however for the six weeks of the summer holidays, we rent the whole house out which gives other families and friends an opportunity to have a holiday in our home and enjoy what Croyde has to offer, this then gives us the opportunity to spend some quality family time with our boys.
Here’s what some of our guests said about their stay in Home House last year….
It’s a New Year.
It’s time to start again.
Stop thinking about what you’re going to do and start doing it.
It’s time to live your life and be who you are.
Forget about what happened last year and just move on.
Take risks and be yourself, you only have one life, it’s time to make the most of it.
Make a New Years resolution and this time achieve it.
This pretty much worked for me in 2012, Happy New year to you all & here’s to 2013 and all that it may bring us!
On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…..
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas sharing it with the ones you love most x
On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me….lots of it too!!
On the 9th day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me