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Autumn has arrived - and unfortunately it has not brought with it the lovely blue skies, brisk mornings and changing colours of foliage that so epitomises autumn. Instead, we have grey skies, showers and gusting winds.
But the inclement weather at least gives me an incentive to bake. Yesterday I decided that conditions were perfect for...Nigella's Lemon Syrup Loaf cake...or what I call a lemon drizzle cake, due to the actual step of standing there drizzling a syrup made from lemon juice and icing suger all over the cake just as it comes out of the oven. The only downside to this cake is that you then have to wait until it is completely cool before removing it from the cake tin (and more importantly, eating it).
I now have some little individual pieces parceled up to take to work each day - I've decided that bringing a sugar-hit from home doesn't feel quite so bad as resorting to a trip to the vending machine every afternoon for chocolate...