Rain stopped play? Round here? Not if I can help it. Over the weekend we were grateful for
- our subscription to Lovefilm, which was a gift from friends as a bit of a joke because we are such Sky refuseniks. This week we had "Hugo". Wow, so much to look at in every scene!
- a microwave-it-in-a-mug sponge cake recipe (see below) which let us eat cake in no time at all
- a big brother who has passed his Driving Test and could take his little sister to the shop for cocoa powder for the cake. Chocolate is nicer than plain.
- a funny email from Uncle Dave who is back in the States. "I skyped Little E," he wrote. "It's a bit weird having Little E in your office." Weird? I think it's genius. I think we could market it as a whole concept. Like Puppy in your Pocket. Only cuter..
..it'll be happier with cake:
5 Minute Chocolate Cake:
4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
1 very large mug to make it in
Add the dry ingredients to mug and mix well. Add egg and mix again. add milk and oil and mix again.
Cook in the microwave for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. The cake might rise up over the top of the mug, but it does sink a little again.
That's it! I'm not claiming it's gourmet, but it's fast, it's fun and it's perfect for sleepovers or any other activity involving teenage girls. Really.
My page today is inspired by Studio Calico's Pop off the Page class, with embellishments from the class kit.
The cloud button is from Flair For Buttons - I love these (found them through the winner of my Makeover Giveaway Alinor at Freeze Frame).
I took the photo through the window to capture the rain on the glass.