17 April 2007

Got a deadline looming? Suse's handy home hint # 26. UPDATED.

Make bread rolls. Check.
Make two ‘Five Cup Cakes.’* Check.

smug

Knit a strawberry. Check.

knitted strawberry

hang out washing make a cup of tea collect the mail read mail make three phone calls clean bathroom sink prune broken bits off cumquat trees check emails read four blogs (Hi! Yes! I read your blog!) write this blog post edit this blog post three times maybe four my bloglines readers will correct me I'm sure check check check check check check check

Damn. Nothing else for it.

Time to knuckle down.



*Five Cup Cake
1 cup self raising flour
1 cup sugar (I use less)
1 cup coconut
1 cup milk
1 cup sultanas/choc chips/dried fruit/nuts/seeds/whatever.

Mix together. Pour into cake tin. Bake 45 minutes-ish.


UPDATE: Moderate oven - 180 C

Strawberry pattern here.

31 comments:

Eclair said...

Really? No eggs? No butter? Really?!

I'm off to try it.

Your photos always make me hungry!

SadieandLance said...

Wow, that's one super easy cake. And yeah I'm stumped by the no butter or eggs thing too.

Stomper Girl said...

Suse.

GET
TO
WORK
!!

(Nice strawberry)

Asiya said...

wow, great recipe! and exactly the kind of thing I'd like to make this afternoon for the kids, but I didn't have a recipe. Was in the kitchen looking at the dried apricots and wondering! Thanks for linking all the info to do with Steiner schools, they really interest me, except we'd probably have to move (or I'd have to spend hours driving each day)which I don't want to do. Food for thought anyway.

meggie said...

Just love that strawberry!
I have given up eating cake.


Good Grief! the WV is ppbum!

Kristi said...

Oh to be capable of knitting a strawberry...I'm jealous now.

Molly said...

Mouthwatering cakes and rolls, and I'd expect juice from that strawberry if I squeezed...

Janet said...

I remember essays due; the pain and the pleasure of procrastination. Even dusting was fun. And the crappiest of television became so alluring.

Nothing like a deadline.

Mary said...

Thanks for the recipe. Perfect for me to do when I should be preparing for our audit...

Susan said...

And I thought that I was the Queen of procrastination!!! A truly stellar effort. Cake looks like something I might even be able to manage at present. Thanks for sharing. Good luck with deadline!

tut-tut said...

Those rolls look quite stellar, too.

Elizabeth said...

Is the strawberry a pincushion a la Martha Stewart?
Only four blogs?
That is amazing self restraint.

capello said...

you never know how much stuff needs to be done around the house until you have a big deadline looming.

seriously.

Anonymous said...

I need my hand held just a bit more.....what temperature for 45mins?!
Mouth watering in anticipation, no butter sounds just my thing...

herhimnbryn said...

No eggs?

Oh, your day reminds me of my student years. My home was never so tidy! Essays were always last on my list!

Mz. Minty said...

Sounds really happy, your business of busyness.

Susan said...

Oh yum! I'm salivating over that photo. And the strawberry is a delight.

Lazy cow said...

Had morning tea at my girlfriend's this morning and she made your cake and it is truly delicious. Tasted like lamingtons, only better (she used coconut and easter egg chocolate). I've told her to leave a comment...

nutmeg said...

That does it - anything that tastes remotely like a lamington - I'm there. Printing required as soon as I finish commenting!

I am in raptures over the strawberry. I bowl full of knitted strawberries - a girl can dream :-)

BabelBabe said...

just baked a thousand loaves of cranberry/pecan bread - but will try your cake this afternoon. yum. it's the coconut that tips the scales for me.

now get to work, young lady!

erica said...

Oh, you're such a bad influence.
A bad and wonderful influence.

Susie Sunshine said...

I keep coming back to the strawberry.
So marvelous!

Asiya said...

wow, I tried it and now I've made it three times in the last 24 hours! The kids love it!

How's the deadline going?

Eclair said...

I made the cake! It was lovely - used half coconut and half oatbran (because I ran out of coconut) and baked in a medium oven for 45 mins. Delicious.... but....

the left over cake was even MORE divine the next day when toasted and buttered (okay, okay, like any of us need the cholesterol!) but really - the fresh cake on day one was really really nice. But oh, make two and try it the next day toasted! It is SUBLIME!

I've got one in the cake tin right now waiting for tomorrow...

Suse said...

Moderate oven (180 C).

Strawberry pattern here.

shula said...

Love it when you've got essays due.

You get so damn productive.

Di said...

Thanks for the strawberry pattern! They are so cute. I am looking forward to trying them!

Anonymous said...

Hiya
Thanks for oven temperature, now I have no excuses so tomorrow is cake baking day, yum!

My float said...

Ah, a procrastinator after my own heart.

That cake was the perfect antidote to my work today and it was delicious to boot. Thanks!

Liz said...

Knit a strawberry- hee!

Carson said...

To quote Poppalina:
I have a "profound and abiding comprehension" of what you're talking about! :)
(Freelancer here)
Love those alpaca wristwarmers..they'd be enough to distract me for days, let alone the baking.