Friday, 2 January 2015

Happy 5th Blog Birthday & Happy New Year


Happy New Year to all. Hope 2015 brings you everything you wish for and more. It's been an amazing 2014 for me and I hope 2015 will be even better. Today is my blog's 5th birthday which is really hard to believe as time has just flown by. I honestly never thought that my blog would be what it is now when I first started writing it on 2nd Jan 5 years ago. 

I had an afternoon tea party on 1st Jan to celebrate the new year. I baked everything myself and I will be sharing some of the recipes over the next few posts. 2 of my guests had birthdays in the next few days so I baked a birthday cake which is also to celebrate my blog's birthday. One of my guests is gluten intolerant so I made a gluten free cake so everyone could enjoy the birthday cake. It's a take on a black forest gateau which is one of my favourite childhood desserts. 

I made Nigella's Chocolate Olive Oil Cake which is one of my favourite gluten free cakes. There is morello cherry jam and a generous helping of freshly whipped cream followed by canned cherries in the middle. It's topped with a chocolate ganache and fresh cherries. The cake is wonderfully moist and chocolatey and the cherries pair well with the chocolate. The fresh cream in the middle helps to cut through the rich chocolate and the jam added extra sweetness. 

I am off on a short holiday and will be back next week with more recipes. Happy New Year again!  



18 comments:

  1. Happy blog birthday and new year Ros! I've enjoyed reading your blog and recipes so much over the last couple of years since I've been following you and I know I will continue to do so =)

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    1. Thanks Laura, your support means a lot :)

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  2. Happy blog birthday and happy New year!!

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    1. Thanks Gloria, happy new year to you too :)

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  3. Congrats on your blogiversary - five years is a real feat! The cake looks great too.

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    1. Thanks I can't quite believe it's been 5 years!

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  4. Happy blogiversary! Thanks for sharing all those delicious treats with us. Black forest cake is a favourite for us too.... Those cherries look huge!!!

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    1. Thanks Kate. The cherries were delicious and my 3year old guest kept picking the cherries off the top of the cake!

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  5. Happy birthday to your lovely blog

    Happy new year!

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  6. Happy New Year and happy blog birthday, well done for keeping it up for 5 years :)

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  7. Congratulations on five years - that's a real achievement Ros. Not sure where we'd be without your fantastic baking blog. Cake sounds delicious too. Happy New Year.

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    1. Thanks Choclette. I'm not sure how I made it to 5 years but hurrah! Happy New Year too :)

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  8. Happy blog birthday Ros! Can't believe it's 5! Your blog was one of the first ones I started following (back in 2011) and you're still a favourite :)

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    1. I can't believe it's 5 either and thank you for your continued support, it really means a lot :)

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