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Guest blog spot- rhubarb and custard doughnuts

Rhubarb and custard doughtnuts
Hi! E here from Make, Do and Spend  honoured to be guest posting for Holly this week. I’ve been a huge fan of Holly Loves Cake from the beginning, so it’s my pleasure to be featured amongst all Holly’s beautiful bakes in this small yet perfectly formed corner of the internet.
So, I know what you’re thinking, there is a fatal flaw in my featured recipe, “Holly loves Cake!” I hear you cry! And yet there is no cake, only dough, and a distinct lack of nuts
Ok, let me explain…..
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My baking day with Eric Lanlard

Eric Lanlard and me

They say you should never meet your idols, you will only be disappointed. So understandably, I was feeling apprehensive yet super excited about meeting my favourite French sugar god, Eric Lanlard. I have been swooning over his books for a few years and had visited his shamazing café, Cake Boy, in Battersea so when I had to choose what I wanted for my 25th (ok, ok, 30th) birthday present, there was no doubt in my mind what to ask for. A baking tutorial day at Cake Boy with Eric. A whole day with Eric! A whole day! Me! And Eric! ERIC! He does a variety of different baking days and I plumped for the French Baking day complete with breakfast patisseries, lunch with wine and you get to take home everything you bake. The cakes we were going to make were almond and lavender provencal cake (gluten free), a gateaux Breton (even I had to google that one, a buttery crumbly flakey gorgeousness apparently) and a pear and juniper tart tatin. Major yummo.

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