Hope you guys are having a lovely weekend? We are receiving a generous amount of sunshine and if not for the fact that we still have a serious amount of DIY to do, I would ideally spend the entire weekend in my hammock, with a book and a Greek-style iced coffee in hand.
Despite predictions of the second peak in the UK, the country is poised for some serious lockdown easing and so that sofa of ours, which we’ve been looking forward to getting for over a year, might be arriving soon. Before it arrives, we need to install new skirting boards in the room and that’s a big job as all we have right now are 3 meter (10 feet) long planks that need to be cut to size and painted before installation. We bought a serious chop saw as we intend to do all our custom cabinetry ourselves including a cat shelf (Tina is going to love it) extending from an unusually shallow sill in our living room’s bay window.
I’ll be honest, this is not the recipe I was planning to share with you today, but after 2 days of non-stop testing I still was not 100% happy with the result (even though it felt like I was ‘this’ close) and so I’ve had to abort the mission with a view to testing it some more, but not under so much pressure and bring the recipe to you at another time, hopefully.
It happens sometimes, especially when I try to veganise something that isn’t even remotely vegan. It’s wasteful (that’s the part I dislike the most) and exhausting and I always end up eating way more than just mere taste testing as I tend to be a ‘frustrational snacker’ – I made this one up, but I’m sure you get the gist. The worst is when at the end of it you end up with nothing worthy of publishing. I guess that is a food blogger’s version of a ‘bad day at the office’…It used to really crush me when I first started blogging. I am much better at dealing with it now, but it still sucks.
It’s sunny and since I bought 6 punnets of strawberries for testing purposes I decided to make a simple sponge, flavoured with white chocolate and cardamom and topped with luscious coconut yoghurt and juicy stawberries instead. It is a simple summer dessert that anyone, vegan or not, can get behind. It would make a great addition to a BBQ or lunch al fresco so I hope you’ll make it and share the joy with someone whose company you like.
PS: If you make my white chocolate vegan sponge with strawberries, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram as @lazycatkitchen and use the #lazycatkitchen hashtag. I love seeing your takes on my recipes!