Wednesday, August 21, 2013

WWDH - Honey Cakes

Today's Wednesday with Donna Hay pick comes from Margaret, who chose Honey Cakes from Off the Shelf.  You can find the recipe online here.

These little cakes are a cinch to make, smell devine while baking and taste just right, with a crunchy outside and a crumbly soft middle.

I skipped the cream and honey garnish - I felt it was gilding  the lily a little, and besides, I made my cakes in the shape of owls - and they are awesome.  (Yes, it is hard to see the detail - someone at work thought they were teddy bears; however, I had fun with them anyway.)

I served my honey cake as dessert to my provencal beef, made in the slow cooker:

To finish off, i could not help but share with you the gorgeous vintage advertising cup:

and plate:

that I bought on sale at Myer.  They live on my desk at work so that I have my own special crockery to brighten up the day.

To see what Margaret, Kayte, Chaya and Sarah thought of these honey cakes, check out their websites.


Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I can imagine how good this smelled baking. Honey cakes smell incredible don't they? :D Lovely plate and cup too.

Cindy said...

looks delicious. I do love your dinnerware!

Blond Duck said...

I love the little owls!

Johanna GGG said...

Honey is just wonderful in baking - these sound delicious and I am sure they didn't need the cream on top - I thought they were bears too as I thought of winnie the pooh as soon as I saw honey in the title - but as soon as I read owls it made sense

Chats the Comfy Cook said...

What a good idea to make these little gems into owls but I thought they were bears also. Either way, they are adorable.

yummychunklet said...

What fun looking honey cakes!

Margaret said...

Cute little owls. Now I see the eyes.

Glad you enjoyed them.

Kari said...

These owls are gorgeous!! I love how you shaped them, and the flavours sound fantastic too.

Sarah said...

I think having vibrant plates at work sounds like a great idea. No one will nick them and also they will cheer you up if you ever need it. :) Brilliant little cakes.