I was tempted by these beautiful red plums in my local greengrocer's:
is good in my books!Bashing up the seeds from these little cardamom pods filled the kitchen with the most amazing smell. Yum.
That's pudding sorted, then.
I also badly felt the need for lemon cake. I have discovered Mary Berry's crunchy-topped lemon cake from her Baking Bible (a lovely birthday present in January) and the whole family is now completely addicted.
Tragically, I broke the Number One Rule of baking, whilst I was cooking this cake. Yes, dear reader, I o-p-e-n-e-d t-h-e o-v-e-n... That one second mistake turned my beautifully risen, golden cakey delight into a slightly sad little concave baked item. Sob sob.
But hey, it didn't stop me eating it, no siree: