26 February 2012

Step Down Sunday - Baked Gifts

Over the last few weeks we’ve had a few last minute gifts to buy. One was a birthday that snuck up on us (oops!) and the other was a hostess gift. For the birthday present it was tempting to go with the old stand-by of a cheap romantic comedy on DVD with some high-street nibbles, but it’s really a disposable present that doesn’t help to reduce our carbon footprint.
Farm Shop Cakes
Instead we decided to go to our local farm shop for ideas. There we bought a freshly baked Victoria Sponge, some lemon biscuits and two small jars of homemade jam. The cake was heavenly, fluffy moist and delicious! And the rest of the bits went down a treat (at least as well as a random DVD would have).
Kenyon Hall Victoria Sponge
So after the successful birthday gift, we knew just where to look for a hostess gift a week later. We found a gorgeous Lemon Drizzle cake which trumped even the Victoria Sponge!
Mrs Williams Lemon Drizzle Cake
So for small treats and last minute gifts, our local farm shop helps us spend our money more responsibly.

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