First of all, let me apologize for the tongue-twister titling this post. It doesn’t roll off the tongue but it does do all the explaining for me. I made mini matcha meyer lemon poppy seed loaves — because why not? Well, actually I can list the reasons why I made them.
Citrus season is ending and I haven’t made anything with a meyer lemon
I had a citrus green tea latte the other day (my first ever GTL, I know, I know, I know)
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Did you just sing that in your head? I did. Truly, this is a happy season for me, if not a busy, crazy, hectic one. I think it’s for the fact that on top of all the extra tasks that need to be done around Christmas, I’m trying to fit in my favourite leisure activities. How backward does that sound? I’ve been rushing to be prepared for the season so that I can enjoy the season. Get all my shopping, wrapping, and organizing done just so I can enjoy a day watching a Christmas specials.
Baking definitely winds up being an activity that whilst I enjoy (duh!), there is extra pressure to be productive at Christmas time. Parties and potlucks and gifting! There are also some pretty amazing recipes and content that go up on the internet this time of year. Sprinkle Bakes is putting up a giftable recipe every single day up to Christmas! So you should go check that out, especially if you have that friend that is great at DIY gifts and expects to receive a handmade gift in return. I want to make all of them!
“Oh my god! What the (expletive) is this?!” In the best way possible, that was my reaction the first time I bit into one of these oatcakes. Several months ago, a friend of mine sent me home with a couple homemade oatcakes — an east coast thing, apparently. Sweet, I love getting baked goods even when I’m not sure what it is. The next day with tea, I was drop-jawed at how I had never heard of an oatcake before and how good they were! Oatcakes should be an everywhere thing!
I immediately messaged her saying have to have the recipe. And there it was: 1 lb of butter. Ok, oatcakes, I see how you do. You flaunt yourself as a healthy fibre-filled biscuit but really you’re held together with copious amounts of butter. It’s ok, it’s cool. I can’t stay mad at you.