i feel any day is made better by tea and cake,
but mondays in particular need all the help they can get!
this week my monday was given a helping hand in the delightful form
of madeira cake with passionfruit icing.
i have a real thing for passionfruit icing – its always been my favourite,
so much so that whatever sits underneath it be it cake or biscuit,
tends to play a supporting role (really just inert support for the icing).
however, i must say that this madeira cake did a stellar job in its supporting role –
it was neither too sweet, nor strongly flavoured that it took over,
but was pleasantly lemony and light and by no means boring.
it was the perfect accompaniment to my deliciously-zingy passionfruit icing,
and a when paired with a dainty cup of darjeeling tea,
it made even a dreary monday afternoon feel almost sunny.