Holy crap, it's not a travel photo barrage? You're so very welcome, faithful reader! Er, if any of you managed to slog through the over-share of my America trip and thought it worth sticking around.
If you did, you get a treat- literally! This is almond plum cake. You should make it and then try to not be the happiest stomach wiggler in the world. When I was in Denver (there she goes again) I went a little nuts in Sur Le Table and bought a lot of julienne peelers and weird mashers and other kitchen gadgetry which, upon reflection, all could have probably been done with one knife. Anyway because I literally funded their CEO's summer holidays , I was offered a free subscription to Bon Appetit magazine. Because I don't have enough trouble with impulse-cooking unhealthy things and then feeling crushing guilt for having eaten what the magazine describes as "a generous 6 servings". Thanks.
Anyway not only do I get a glossy magazine of food porn every month, I also get regular (like, maybe a little too regular? Back off, Bon App, you're like a feeder boyfriend) emails with additional recipes. Which is havoc for my waistline, but, well, you only live once, so I wasn't about to pass the chance to try a cake I've never tried before. Plus it has fruit. So it's healthy. 5-a-day and all that bullshit.
The cake turned out wonderfully. I ate nearly all of it before I had to Miranda it. Yes, I put the rest in the bin and squirted dish soap on it so I wouldn't dig it back out later. DON'T JUDGE ME.
If you're keen to try this tempting (aka you'll-have-to-use-aversive-methods-to-make-sure-you-don't-fish-it-out-of-a-cat-foody-bin tempting) recipe, it can be found here.