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A Delicious Birthday Brunch

A Delicious Birthday Brunch

Set the table for celebrations.

You deserve only the best on your special day, down to every last detail – after all, the chance to truly spoil yourself only comes once a year.

Start your day right with a delightful brunch, with your favourite home-baked treats, fresh fruit and aromatic tea, served on the finest table linen and stoneware crockery around.

Create your base with linen, one of the finest materials for table linen thanks to its sophisticated appearance; this wonder-fabric will not only add a luxurious touch to your birthday table, it'll see you through the rest of the year too, thanks to its durability.

We're head-over-heels for handmade plates and serveware – our charming pink sets are sure to bring style and personality to your table, and coupled with jewel-toned fruits and fresh bread, will rival any brightly-coloured birthday cake. Don't forget to pick up the perfect vase, too – your birthday bouquet will thank you.

Cook up a delicious carrot cake.

175 g sugar
175ml sunflower oil
3 large eggs, beaten
3 medium carrots, grated
100g raisins
Zest of 1 large orange, grated
175g self-raising flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
175g icing sugar
2 tsp orange juice

Heat the oven to 180 °C. Oil a square cake tin, and line with baking paper.

Mix sugar, sunflower oil and eggs lightly with a spoon. Add carrots, raisins and orange zest, and mix well.

Sift flour, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and nutmeg into the mixture. Stir well.

Pour mixture into tin and bake for 40-45 minutes until firm but spongey.

Allow to cool in tin for five minutes, tip out and let cool completely.

Beat icing sugar and orange juice together until smooth and slightly runny, and drizzle over top of cake.

Garnish as you please - we suggest fresh figs, sprigs of rosemary and candied fruit. Enjoy!

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