Popped together this gorgeous, gluten free chocolate cake last weekend. The recipe I used, and ever so slightly adapted to make it gluten free, was listed as a ‘Birthday cake’ in Nigella Lawson’s book How To Eat. I love this book so much. Nigella’s writing style is awesome and since writing my own blog I really look at the finer detail of publications….not to copy, but to admire. How To Eat is a recipe book that not only makes you want to get in the kitchen and bake/cook, but it is also the perfect book to have beside your bed, to pick up for a little joyful night time reading. Beware though, it may just want to make you sneak back down into your kitchen and crack on with a batch bake!
Nigella Lawson How To Eat
From my early teens I have always had a weakness for cookery books – all connected with my love of food, both for myself and to feed others – the picture below is my collection that I have gathered over the years, all sitting proudly on our bookcase (which belonged to my grandma and grandad). My college files sit alongside them too, as I was a proper ‘slacker’ at school, but at Catering college, I pulled my socks up and worked hard, as I was doing something I loved!! Reading through these old files gives me a sense of satisfaction, as its evidence of the effort I put into my studies and reminds me of my carefree days spent at college.