Welcome to My Garden by 30pics4jackiesdiamond

Welcome to My Garden

Lisa challenged me to photograph food for a magazine, and 52 week challenge is Celebration so I've combined them.

Friends in the garden today, in the sunshine, for tea and cake- really something to celebrate as lockdown regulations lessen.

Recipe dead simple, just add black pepper to taste to wet and dry ingredients.

Its my turn to post in TheDarkroom today, and to see an in focus view of the tulips, through a lensball click on the blue link!
@homeschoolmom here you go Lisa, food photography for a magazine!
April 13th, 2021  
Wow! Nice shot! And you really stirred my interest with the black pepper. Is it a joke or is it a real recipe?
April 13th, 2021  
I can definitely see this in a magazine.
@monikozi Try the black pepper, it gives fruit cake a little lift especially when drinking tea with it. Although I didn’t get an invite Jak does a pretty good fruit cake.
April 13th, 2021  
I would buy the magazine immediately, fabulous shot and presentation!
April 13th, 2021  
Looks devine!
April 13th, 2021  
Now I'm curious... @wakelys
Is this a suitable recipe and method?

75 Gram Raisins (3 oz)
75 Gram Currants (3 oz)
100 Gram Caster sugar (4 oz)
75 Gram Butter (3 oz)
150 ml Water ( ¼ pint)
225 Gram Self-raising flour (8 oz)
1/2 Teaspoon Ground ginger
Large pinch Ground cloves
1/2 Teaspoon Finely ground black pepper
4 Tablespoon Milk
1 Egg, beaten
Put the fruit, sugar, butter and water in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer for 10 minutes, then leave to cool slightly. Put the flour, spices and pepper in a bowl and gently stir in the fruit mixture, milk and the egg. Mix thoroughly without beating.
April 13th, 2021  
@monikozi that's perfect Moni.

I grind pepper into the soaking fluid and leave over night. I add a couple more twists to the flour and spice with a shake of ginger. I have tried a twist of pepper on the top of the cake before baking, but that was a tad too much!!!
I've baked as a round cake and as a tray bake, both work well. Sue @wakelys has to take credit for the pepper, I'd never have thought it!
April 13th, 2021  
lovely foodie picture
April 13th, 2021  
Thank you very much to both of you, @30pics4jackiesdiamond and @wakelys
April 13th, 2021  
You nailed it! This is wonderful!
April 13th, 2021  
Perfect response for your challenge.
April 13th, 2021  
Definitely looks good for a magazine. Don’t know about pepper though.
April 13th, 2021  
Would never have thought of putting black pepper in there!
April 13th, 2021  
Wonderful foodie shot.
April 13th, 2021  
Great pov and dof.Lovely shot.
April 13th, 2021  
oh that is a lovely shot
April 13th, 2021  
Interesting
April 13th, 2021  
Perfect magazine shot. So much to see in this capture. . The food looks delicious
April 13th, 2021  
really fresh lighting on the colours
April 13th, 2021  
Definitely a glossy magazine shot, very pretty!
April 13th, 2021  
A nice still life for a tea party.
April 13th, 2021  
Nailed it! The light, the shallow DOF, the set up, all excellent. This is a perfect photo for a magazine.
April 13th, 2021  
I never buy magazines but I think I would buy it with this picture on the front, the cake looks delicious.
April 13th, 2021  
Really lovely photo. Love the flowers, tea cup and bokeh
April 14th, 2021  
This looks lovely
April 14th, 2021  
A great photo for a food magazine & the cake looks deliciously moist & very tempting with the added pepper....A must try recipe for me...Thanks!
April 14th, 2021  
really looks idylic.
April 19th, 2021  
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