I don't know about you, but I love to get up in the morning on the weekend in my favourite pyjamas and start cooking. I LOVE cooking, especially for my family and friends, so if I know that someone will be popping over during the day the first thing I do that morning is make my all time favourite apple and cinnamon tea cake.
There is nothing better than cooking in your pyjamas and being comfortable!
Once the cake is in the oven I can start making breakfast for the family. I love sitting down to eat in my pyjamas and relaxing over a long breakfast and good cup of coffee.
So I want to know - How do you like to wear your pyjamas? Do you cook in them? Or, perhaps you clean the house in them (I know I have been caught out when I have noticed something needs cleaning and haven't realised what time it is. OOPS!)?
Therefore, this week to celebrate the coming weekend, I thought that I would share with you my favourite apple and cinnamon tea cake recipe. It's best eaten on the same day that it is made, and I like to add a little double cream (if you're going to be naughty, you might as well be VERY naughty. Am I right, or am I right?) Heavenly!
Now, I have a little bit of a favour to ask you - If you bake this scrumptious recipe I want you to share it with the Clementine community. We want to see what you are up to (especially if you are baking in your pj's)! That's what a community is for - sharing!
Simply upload a photo of you in your pj's with your apple and cinnamon cake, use the hashtag #theclementineway, and this way I am sure to see it!
I hope you enjoy this yummy cake as much as my friends and I do, and I can't wait to see all of your pj's and cake pics!
185g butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1tbs finely grated lemon rind (optional)
2/3 cup caster sugar
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup milk
4 small green apples, peeled, halved and cored (I have used red if that is all I have)
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup apricot jam (warmed) I have been known to use any jam that I have opened.
Preheat the oven to 160 degrees. Place the butter, cinnamon and sugar in a bowl. Using an electric mixer beat until light and creamy. Gradually add the eggs and beat well. Sift the flour and baking powder over the butter mixture, add the milk (add the lemon zest if using) and stir until combined. Line the base of a 22cm spring form (this makes it easier to get the cake out of the tin) with non-stick baking paper and spoon in the mixture. To make the topping, cut a row of deep slits in each apple half (try not to cut all the way through) and arrange over the top of the cake mixture. Combine the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the apples. Bake for 50 minutes. Brush the cake with the warm jam and return to the oven for 10 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Serve warm with double cream.
** This recipe is originally from Donna Hay Classics**
WOW! What a response we have had since launching our new Winter range - You ladies LOVE it! And we love that you love it!
If you have been a lover of Clementine for awhile than you would know that this range is totally different than anything that we have ever done before, so for you to love our new range as much as we do is music to our ears.
Over the last couple of months we have been busy restructuring, rebranding and basically redefining what Clementine means, according to you. We have said it before and we will say it again - YOU are at the heart of Clementine Sleepwear and it is our sole purpose to assist you in feeling like the queen that you are, even when you are sleeping!
You wanted more patterns...... YOU GOT IT!
You wanted to see more versatility within our pieces...... HELLO VARIETY!
You wanted to see styles that showcased your style no matter what your age....... YOUR WISH IS OUR COMMAND!
To celebrate this new direction and of course our new range we have put together a gorgeous video, just for you. This video embodies everything that Clementine stands for and the life of ease and beauty that we wish for every woman out there.
You are a queen!
You are a marvel!
You are so amazing and unique, it takes our breath away!
And you deserve to feel beautiful every hour of the day!
We hope you enjoy the video.
P.s Don't forget that Mother's Day is just around the corner, so what better time to spoil yourself. We even do the gift wrapping for you - Oops we mean them ;)
The office is buzzing today with the release of our new promotional video for Clementine Sleepwear!
As you know we have been busy over here in the Clementine office shaking things up to give you EXACTLY what you are looking for (see we told you that we loved you!).
You wanted sexier..... YOU GOT IT!
You wanted to see a more modern, more relevant brand..... YOU GOT IT!
You wanted to see more patterns and designs.... JUST WAIT TO SEE WHAT OUR WINTER RANGE HAS IN STORE FOR YOU!
Now as you know all good things take time and the new look and feel of Clementine Sleepwear is no exception. We still have a long way to go and a lot to do but we are going hard because we aren't going home.
We are here for the long haul.
We have a vision for Clementine and a mission to empower as many women as we can by helping them rediscover their inner goddess and shine brighter than they ever have before.
So without further ado we are proud to share with you THE CLEMENTINE WAY!
We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
As you may be aware of, we have been very busy giving Clementine Sleepwear a new look and whilst this has started to happen, it is going to take a little longer before we have finished. All good things take time, and this is one of those good things, we promise!
This rebrand has been a labour of love, and I mean that in every sense of the word. We have had some great times, some not so great times and some times where I want to run away to a deserted island never to return.... BUT when I get to this point I will receive a beautiful message from one of you thanking me for your sleepwear and how fabulous you feel in it and I quickly remember WHY I am doing this, and suddenly the world become right again.
This week we launched this years Winter range and I am so excited to share it with you!
This years range was inspired by events occurring around me at the time. From friends trips to South Africa with pictures posted to stormy nights in Perth.
From there I began to think about the Winter range and those images I viewed and the Leopard print came to mind.
Being Winter I needed the fabrics to feel warm and snuggly. You will see that we have 6 items in this range and some that can be mixed and matched.
There is also a soft, comfortable Bamboo sleep t-shirt that can go back with the "Untamed" short and pants, or perhaps with one of your other favourite Clementine pieces.
I then chose to include a piece especially designed to incorporate those stormy nights where it all began, and this is where the changes started to take shape..... Introducing the Storm night shirt which is made from the most beautiful, soft, luxurious fine brushed cotton.
Next I decided that I needed something special.... Something that was only available just for those of you that shop only on our website. Each season I will include something that you can not get at any of the stores that carry the Clementine Sleepwear range and this winter I have the beautiful Olivia pyjama with hot pink trim.
As always, we still have and will always have the Classic Clementine pieces, which many of you will know for it's beautiful feminine range of cotton knit pyjamas and nighties.
So have a look and let us know what you think! Your feedback is so important to us and as you, the Clementine woman is at the heart of everything we do we always want to hear from you!
I hope you love the new range as much as I loved creating it!
Did you know that some of Clementine's softest and most luxurious pieces are actually made from bamboo?
That's right! For centuries Bamboo has been used in Asia for cooking, construction, transport, and medicine but it's only been recently that the benefits of bamboo being used as a fabric has been discovered- and what a discovery it was!
Which is why Clementine chooses to use it for our sleepwear. The breathability, softness, luxurious feel and antibacterial qualities of the bamboo make it perfect for our Australian climate and it feels oh so good on your body!