Wednesday, February 6, 2013
a birthday and a sponge cake
Last week we had a little low-key (as most of ours are) birthday. Julia's 8th. It is the last of our birthdays for the season, as all the kids birthdays fall in late Spring and Summer. Just a few friends and our immediate family.
The cake was Nigella's Birthday Custard Sponge from the book Feast (but the recipe is also online here). I gave Julia a whole stack of cookbooks to look through and this was her choice. Though there was three steps and lots of washing up involved, it was still fairly quick and easy. Though I didn't use a food processor as stated in the recipe, just some old electric handbeaters, but it turned out fine. I think we could say this sponge is pretty foolproof.
Of course, for a very long time Julia was the baby of the family. Quite hard to believe my "baby" is now 8. How time does fly.