But today something was in the air and I gave in to the fiddly cooking urge. It all started with the buttermilk I had left over from making butter this morning from our jersey milk cow Buttercup's cream. This isn't like the buttermilk you get in the store at all. This is more like a very thin milk that is the liquid leftovers after the fat solids have been removed (IE butter). I just hate to throw good food out so I decided to make a lovely cake I got off the net here http://localfoods.about.com/od/cakes/r/buttermilkcake.htm called Buttermilk Cake.
It's very simple, makes one layer cake so is perfect for a busy weekday treat. You can frost it, leave it plain, or top with fruit and have a slice with coffee or tea. It turns out light with a moist crumb and looks just like in the picture on the recipe page. I made a double batch so I could layer it this time.
I iced it with a simple vanilla butter frosting and then topped it with sweet berries. This turned out so pretty and the kids are all impressed. I had some blackberries and strawberries that looked yummy in the store, and then picked some mint from the garden for a garnish.
Sometimes you just need to produce something that is special!