Sorry, I seem to spend most of my time writing about cake. There are worse fates I suppose. I did quite a lot of research this week into healthy, sugarfree, no fat no fun cakes to bake. For the sake of my unborn mini-beast. And then I thought, hell, unborn mini-beast should start as it means to go on. And we made these, which are high fat, high sugar, high fun. Several commenters on the BBC Good Food website complained that there was too much butter. One for the Canteau-Pilbeams, I thought.
There are carrots in it.
It is so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so. So good. And because it's quite a large cake I had to eat quite a lot of it so that I could fit what was left in my cake box. The mini-beasts helped. A bit.
Nicely insulated with coconut and carrot cake I decided we couldn't miss the chance to experience what became real snow and I persuaded the kids to go for a walk. They loved it! There were proper big flakes that stick to your eyelashes. They had a whale of a time throwing snowballs at me. Not at each other. Just at me. One hit my bum. It was very wet, cold and unpleasant. They laughed.
I love the snow. I love the freshness of snow air. The mini-beasts were giddy with excitement. So was I.