A flawed invitation!

There can be few nicer hostesses than Su, so when she offers Tea time in the blogosphere it’s hard to refuse.  I’ll be a little more restrained this time, because I was definitely over the top last month.  I’m a big fan of carob and orange cake, nor do I mind the odd custard donut.  Perhaps you’d like to join me?  Oh, how very rude!  I seem to’ve started without you….  I’ll get it right next month- I promise!


  1. Looks yummy! Why is it when we have video chats with anyone we feel we have to eat if they are? I spent three hours last night on a quiz with my inlaws – we quizzed and snacked opposite each other despite all saying we’d had a good meal before we started! I shall be waddling after lockdown finishes along with many others!


    1. I enjoyed it, Gunta. It was given to me in a job lot by a friend when our library closed. A story of Japanese ‘netsuke’ and their journey within a family of Jewish bankers before and after WW2. Interesting subject 🙂 🙂


  2. Waving my magic wand and stopping over to join you Jo. I am a yes for a taste of both please. Even more a visit would be such a delight. hoping one day the Algarve will be in our travel plans. Till then a big hug from Canada. xo


  3. Cake looks nice but custard donuts are just the best! So much better than those jam things, and obviously much much healthier. Looking forward to being able to get out to a nice coffee shop for one of those and a cappuccino.


      1. I’m the cake baker, he’s the bread baker!

        Somehow my carob cakes never taste as good as the Portuguese ones. My cardamon chocolate cake, caraway seed cake and date cakes on the other hand . . . . . . 😀


    1. Basically about a rich Jewish family of bankers and the impact on them of WW2, but the netsuke, or Japanese figures, are the hook, and the storyteller follows them on a journey across Europe. It’s good. 🙂 🙂

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  4. I think I could eat my body weight in those donuts!! Thanks goodness when I do that I am walking across either Portugal, Spain or Italy! Accompanied by a large cafe Americano – there is nothing finer! Bon Appetit. Melx


  5. That looks so yummy, Jo! I wish we had Belgian bakeries in the US, or any decent pastries! What I would do for a custard pastry… Not sure about a donut filled with it, but I’d take a flaky vessel any time! 🙂 Actually, I should make some vanilla pudding or rice pudding soon! Yes, how rude of you to start without us.


  6. I’ll try a piece of cake as I’m not a fan of doughnuts with anything inside of them. 🙂 Leave more for you that way anyway. The book does sound interesting. Have to see if it’s available as an e-book through my new library system.

    Hey, it’s almost the weekend. I hope you have some enjoyable plans.



    1. I’m not much of a donut fan, Janet. I just happened to have this image ‘lying around’ 🙂 🙂 The carob cake, on the other hand, is a definite favourite. The weekend? We may go and inspect our nearest reservoir. It should be much fuller by now.

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