Skinny Blueberry & Lemon Cake Recipe

14 February 2019


It's been a little while since I've posted one of my skinny baking recipes, mainly because I've been baking my Skinny Banana Nut Muffins non-stop all year. However, the sunshine was out today and I wanted to try something new, so I whipped up this super simple, 5 ingredient lemon and blueberry cake! For a first attempt, I think it turned out pretty well {and it tastes delicious} so I thought I'd share the recipe with you incase you're all wanting to get into the kitchen this weekend!

Ingredients: 

100g Self Raising Flour 
5 Eggs {separated} 
5 Tablespoons granulated Sweetener {I use the Silverspoon one - you can find it next to the baking bits in your supermarket} 
1 Lemon {zest and juice} 
½ a Tub of Blueberries 

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line a loaf tin either with baking parchment or butter. 
2. Add the flour, sweeter, juice of 1 lemon, zest of 1 lemon and your egg yolks to a mixing bowl and mix well. 
3. Whisky your egg whites until they are stiff {they should form white peaks and you should be able to turn the bowl upside down without the yolks coming out}. 
4. Fold the egg whites into the cake mixture until combined. 
5. Add in your blueberries and gently mix until evenly distributed. 
6. Pour your mixture into the loaf tin and pop in the oven for 25 mins or until a knife comes out clean {don't open the oven door until 25 mins, or your cake will sink!}. 

I hope you enjoyed this recipe, please let me know if you end up trying it in the comments! Now I'm off to enjoy my cake with the last episode of the Ted Bundy Tapes...serial killers and cake, what better combo? 😂

xo Becky 


Beating the January Blues at Emilia's Crafted Pasta

5 February 2019


A few weekends ago now, I was invited along to Emilias Crafted Pasta in St Katherine's Dock to try out their menu for myself. I wasn't really intending on writing a blog post on my visit, but the food was so incredible that I just had to share, as I'd hate for you to miss out! 

Located just by Tower Hill {so perfect for a touristy stroll to walk off your dinner!}, Emilias Crafted Pasta has a waterfront view over the docks, which I imagine is so pretty in summer...not so much on a dreary January afternoon! 

The restaurant is small and cosy, and all of the food is handmade in the restaurant, giving it that cosy 'homely' feel. As we were testing the menu, we decided to really test the menu {and the size of our stomachs}, going for a few sharing plates to start, mains, and of course...pudding!

For starters, we shared some cured meats, burrata and a rocket salad with lemon and parmesan and I can confirm it was all divine. After we finished our starters we were raving about the food for a good ten minutes before we'd even thought about how good our mains were about to be. Needless to say, the mains didn't disappoint and it was one of the best carbonara's I've eaten in London so far {and I've had my fair share!}.

Thinking we couldn't fit much more in, we decided to share a pudding and went for a brownie and ice cream. The brownie was gooey in the middle and lovely and crisp on the outside - just as a brownie should be. In fact, it was so good that we were all cursing ourselves for choosing to share.


I was blown over by just how good the food was at Emilia's Crafted Pasta. The small cosy vibes were perfect for our Sunday get-together and we all left promising to return, which isn't always the case with restaurants that we've heard of through Instagram. If you find yourself in Tower Hill {or near their new location in Aldgate}, definitely pop in for a bite to eat and a glass of wine - you won't regret it!

xo Becky 

*post contains gifted items

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