There is a little lump in my throat this week,
she turned two, and I’m not sure how that happened.
Feels like nothing since I birthed that baby bundle in a pool by the dining table windows-
I still think of the afternoon light and the peaceful way she swam into this world.
Turning two meant there was birthday cake with her favourite, favourite “blues”.
She helped me make it, but we had to be quick-
one blueberry in the mouth and one for the cake.
There was a doll- the most beautiful doll you ever did see.
And after that, she will be two and one day, then two days and so it continues,
A Little Vintage Store, is where the lovely doll is from. Beautifully handmade by Jennie in Brisbane, Australia- I’m in awe I really am. Love, love, love that this birthday present didn’t come from a department store with a ‘made in china’ tag.
300g softened butter
4 tsp vanilla
zest of one lemon
4 beaten eggs
600g self raising flour
approximately 300g blueberries or enough to cover the cake surface
Cream the butter and sugar together, add vanilla, eggs, lemon zest and milk. Then fold through flour. Into a greased and lined tin and arrange blueberries.
Bake until golden at 180C.
(Depending on your cake tin size, this recipes bake time will differ. Cooked as I did, it took forever (23cm)- but I wanted it tall. Baking it in a much wider cake tin will ensure a shorter cook time…or half the recipe, (but where’s the fun in that.)