Friday, 16 November 2012

Sweater Weather and A Simple Weekend Recipe ....


The weather here this week has been so mild you could be forgiven for thinking it was September instead of mid November. I love crisp sunny days where you can get away with wearing no coat and yesterday was one such day.

 I had recently picked up this black plain knit jumper in Penneys/ Primark with a little layering in mind and was delighted to wear it out for a quick grocery run.

 As I hate wearing bulky coats in supermarkets  this was an ideal outfit!

Jumper/Penneys    Suede Boots/Zara (old)    Long Black T-Shirt/Warehouse   Jeggings/M&S    Bag/DKNY    Scarf/New look

Now for a little weekend recipe! I had a jar of golden syrup languishing in the cupboard for a while which I needed to use up!

I googled a few recipes and finally decided on a simple sponge with a buttercream topping.

75g butter
50g sugar
2 tbsp golden syrup
150g flour sifted
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 egg

Buttercream topping

250g icing sugar
75g butter
2 tbsp golden syrup
2 tbsp milk

Cream the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a bowl. Beat in the egg. Stir in the flour, vanilla and milk. Pour into a 6in round tin. Bake for 25 mins at 180c.

Mix all the buttercream ingredients together. Pile on top and spread over the cooled cake.
 Drizzle with golden syrup and enjoy with a nice cuppa!

Happy Friday and hope you all have a great weekend :)
Anne xx


  1. Lovely outfit and recipe! I wear this type of thing most days at the moment - in grey or black, each time with a different scarf and boots! Bit of a uniform for me!! Xx

  2. You look lovely - so well put together and the whole outfit is very flattering. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

  3. Love your outfit. She's perfect for this season. Your scarf and bag are so pretty.
    Have a lovely weekend.

  4. That is a great outfit! You look nice! I really like that scarf too!



  5. Love the scarf have a great weekend

  6. Gorgeous look and delicious cake! Love them both!

    Have a great weekend, Anne!


  7. We definitely have the same climate! Whenever you mention the weather it has always been identical here! Yesterday I was thinking how weird (but wonderful!) it was to be wearing no coat in November. Lovely outfit - layering and pretty scarves - my everyday choice too. I was ready for one of your recipes too.

  8. You look great !! happy

  9. Great look for a quick trip out! I love the scarf! What a great recipe!

  10. O you have such nice weather!

    Here it is foggy and no sun at all!!!

    happy weekend!

    ♥ Franka

  11. Looking good kid! Great jumper and I am loving the look of that recipe! x

  12. I love your outfit...very cute!

    And that cake looks really yummy! :)

  13. You look warm and cozy!! And the recipe sounds delicious. Have a great weekend!!

  14. it that a skull on your scarf?? I love it!! That recipe sounds delish, you have the best dishes!!

  15. That's a lovely outfit. Shame the weather seems to have turned today. Have a lovely weekend

  16. Love d outfit, casual and chic....i love your bag too...i have a thing for bags!
    Have a good wknd, x

  17. Yum cake, Anne. And I love the outfit especially your scarf and boot! nice

  18. I love that scarf. And that cake looks amazing!

  19. Hallo Anne!I love your outfit!I like the boots!Nice color!The cake is fantastic!And the Buttercream topping,looks delicious!Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

  20. Loving that outfit! Those boots are just gorgeous. Oh and I love anything with golden syrup (which you can't get here)

  21. i love that sweater and your boots! looks so good :)

  22. Anne,
    Loving this outfit. I need a sweater like that. It looks so simple, but chic and cozy. Your scarf is fun and it makes the whole outfit!

    This cake looks delicious. I'm not sure what golden syrup is, but maybe we have something similar.
    Happy weekend!


  23. Hi Anne,

    Hope your weekend is going well.

    Love the recipe, it looks yum!

    Have been to the Kildare Village and am spent out....
    did you go?

    x Fiona

    1. We are going down tomorrow Fiona:) Hope you got something nice!

  24. Hi Anne,

    Loving your outfit and you look relaxed and ready to shop.
    Also thanks for sharing the recipe, looks delicious.

    Hope you are enjoying the weekend


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