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Cakes and Dumplings

Of cakes...

Cake au Citron

Cake au Citron

Cake au citron

Ingrédients :
- 200 g de farine,
- 150 g de beurre,
- 100 g de sucre,
- 4 oeufs,
- 2 citrons non traités,
- 1 sachet de levure.
Préparation :
1 - Faites fondre le beurre (bain-marie ou four micro-ondes)
2 - Mélangez les oeufs et le sucre jusqu'à ce que le mélange blanchisse, puis ajoutez la farine petit à petit et ensuite la levure. Mélangez bien et ajoutez le beurre fondu.
3 - Lavez les citrons et pressez en le jus et ajoutez le à la pâte.
4 - Prélevez le zeste des deux citrons, coupez les en petits morceaux et ajoutez ces morceaux à la pâte.
5 - Mélangez bien la pâte et versez dans un moule à cake et faites cuire 45 mn a 180 degree Celsius.

My kitchen smells lemon-y sweet and so will yours!  Enjoy!

and Dumplings...

FO: Ribbon Twist Cardigan (Dumpling) from Rowan Babies

FO: Ribbon Twist Cardigan from Rowan Babies Detail of toggle buttons Detail of Rowan Ribbon Twist

Pattern: Dumpling from Rowan Babies.
Size: 6-12mos
Yarn: Rowan Ribbon Twist in shade 113.
Needles: Clover 10mm (adjusted from 12mm  to get gauge)
Time: One week
Recipient: Our baby! :)

This sweater was a real joy to knit and I'm very happy with the way it turned out.  I'm hoping that our baby will be able to wear it next winter as he/she will be 6 months old. The buttons were a suggestion by the lady who works the Rowan counter at Le BM. The toggles work well with the chunky yarn as the pattern doesn't call for button holes. I got to hang out with Felix and his mamma yesterday and he happily tried on Dumpling for me. The sweater was a wee bit short on him as Felix is 10 months old now and as tall as a one year old! Doesn't he did look dashing?

Felix tries on my Ribbon Twist cardigan

Currently on the needles, Trellis from Knitty and Une Brassiere pour Bébé (sweater on the book cover) from Phildar Tricotez Cålin.  I am going to get over my fear of French patterns by conquering a baby sweater!  I think I finally understand all the  1 x 3, 2 x 5 business! :)

**edit** I've put up a rough conversion of the grams to cups for the Lemon cake as requested. Check the comments below... :)