The weather here has definitely made a sharp turn towards autumn and it’s raining today. Going back to school has been tiring and stressful for our younger son, who has a somewhat strained relationship with school at the best of times. I could think of nothing better to greet him with when he came home than coffee cake and hot chocolate with a marshmallow garnish.
All four of us were able to gather round the table for this snack, taking a few moments to share our day and what we’d been up to so far. The cake was a hit. Although it is a fairly traditional confection with quite a lot of sugar in it, I always use 100% spelt flour for a lot more fibre, and the generously applied filling/topping is actually mostly ground up walnuts. My youngest would be shocked to know that he’s eating nuts, but in this case what he doesn’t know is simply good for him.