I found this relatively simple recipe on BBC Good Food, a go-to source for recipes with ingredients I'm sure to find in the UK.
The Biggest Benefits:
- an ingredients list that doesn't include anything too ridiculous
- can be made in a loaf pan
- an opportunity for cream cheese frosting
The Biggest Detractors:
- the directions assume you have a food processor, which I don't here
The biggest reason that I haven't done much baking since my arrival is that I don't have the traditional tools for such a venture. Cake pans? I do not have the sheet, round, cup, or spring-form varieties (though this last would be easiest as there are shelves and shelves of them at TK Maxx). What I do have is a tart tin, a pie plate, and a loaf pan. Whatever I make should fit into those. The secondary reason is that Joe doesn't really eat desserts. He'll eat the pear bread I made, but that's about as close to a sweet treat as he gets. But Joe is away this week so I can make cake and eat all of it myself! ;)