Sunday, 15 March 2009

Let sleeping dogs lie, while you drink tea and eat cake...

Our very lovely puppy who is now 7 months. A beautiful warm day for snoozing on the patio.



The cake : Nigella's mother-in-law's madeira cake, with the addition of poppy seeds. From the book - How to be a Domestic Goddess. The recipe can be found here on the Nigella website. While this cake was baking I said that I thought it was a bit laborious to make but how wrong I was, every mix with the wooden spoon was more than worth the effort. Delicious!!

12 comments:

KJ said...

Oh how gorgeous. And the puppy is not bad either.

♥Rosie♥ said...

Oh I just adore your puppy what a little darling he is!

Your cake looks scrummy and with a cup of tea just perfect!

Cottage Smallholder said...

I must check out Nigella again. We were given a book and it was the first cookery book that we've given away as nothing appealed (two or three years ago). She must be good (TV/radio/DVDs). Perhaps I need to look at her other books?

Your pup on the other hand makes me want to bury my face in her silky fur. She's beautiful and delicious.

Marie said...

I love madiera cake Amanda. I have several of Nigella's books. I need to dig them out and take another gander! I love your pup. It looks so comfortable there!

Margaret said...

Nigella's Madeira cake is the best I have ever tried - what a great choice - wish I could share a slice with you.
The puppy looks so content Amanda.

ames said...

D'awwwww, such a cute pup! I've been eyeing that cake recipe, maybe it's high time I gave it a try. Looks wonderful.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

A wonderful post Amanda and goodness that cake looks heavenly especially with tea and a sleeping pup.

Cynthia said...

These pics make me feel all warm and cuddly :)

ChichaJo said...

Your puppy is adorable!!! I have Nigella's book with that recipe...great to know that it is a good one :) Will try it out one of these days!

Dave Jones said...

wow...cake recipe sounds great...need to check this out next time....your puppy looks lovely.

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Jann said...

What a cute puppy! No cake for the puppy? It really looks so moist~

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