In a eye blink May is here, we are having five days of rest, hubby is away with some friends and I have planned the most perfect time inviting some friends with their son for dinner ( Irish dinner, all the recipes taken from the books of Paul Hollywood: I have almost all of them, I did many of the dishes and they always came out great), then having a Friday’s night out with my best friend testing some cocktail bars and a restaurant.
All will end with a big rugby tournament on sunday.
I have to find time enough to take some pictures and maybe finding some spots for our summer holiday: we are pretty late with all the organization, just have a rough idea of the route but we have to see if there are places to sleep at reasonable prices.
I also have the time to write down the everyday chocolate cake with cocoa frosting recipe; it comes from the book “Handmade baking” written by Kamran Siddiqi, a young and talented blogger, owner of Sophisticated gourmet ( I see now it hasn’t been updated since 2017, such a pity!)
The recipes on this book are easy, quick, with a British flair; most of them are sweets but you can find some savoury treat.
The cake I made is really really easy but it has such a yummy appeal… Not by chance it is the cake used for the cover photo!
In the book cake and frosting are separated recipes but here I add both for your convenience and because together they are a really perfect match!
You can see here my copy of the book, finely pictured on… The floor of my home! 😛
I found that into a small bookstore in my lovely Santarcangelo di Romagna and I had to buy it!