Three other cherries have been lost today, the first use of my £1 sieve, the first use of my new mixer, and the first use of the oven!
I’m on a roll folks.
Dinner today was a simple chop, potatoes and mixed veg with a dribble of gravy.
And I made my cake!
I used three eggs (7 oz), so 6 oz sugar and margarine and 9 oz of flour, plus ½ teaspoon each of cream of tartar and baking powder.
The mixer has five speed settings whereas my old one only had 2. Other than that, it was identical, even down to the style of the box.
This is the end result:
Photo: Just out of the oven
Photos: Jammed and slice
Not one of my best as it was a little dry and ‘caught’ on the sides even though I lined the tins, but that could just be getting used to the oven (which is a lot quicker than my other one) and using a different margarine.
I offered Hubby squirty cream to go with it as it wasn’t quite a candidate for custard and a Di Surprise.
Not bad for a first attempt in over four years though!!
I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes!
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It all looks yummy to me.
Next thing we know, you’ll be opening up a catering service or a bakery!
I love to cook, but not that much! When we were thinking of running a B&B or second hand bookshop, cakes would be on hand and homemade. I cooked when my charity was pulled out of the hat for the firm’s Dress Down Day, and was always popular on my birthday as I catered for everyone in the office, some 75 people! I made sweets at Christmas which were equally popular, and when redundancy hit, the biggest question on everyone’s lips was ‘Who’s going to make the sweets at Christmas now?’
Today, there is too much red tape and kitchen requirements if you are cooking food and selling it to the public. Now if I know we’re having visitors, I’ll bake for them.
I like to bake, but not enough to consider a B&B …. unless it was next to a restaurant, that is.
It was what we had intended to go into when we moved away from Poole, but we could not have picked a worse designed property. The only thing going for it was that it was on the main road!
That’s not a bad attempt at all, and as you say, with some custard or cream you wouldn’t notice if it was a little dry. I’d like a slice! 😀
Sent by proxy. It tastes OK actually, but usually the following day it tends to moisten up a bit. It’s light though.
Oh that is totally the opposite of here, where your cake will dry out to a biscuit in no time! 🙂
Day 2 and it’s light as a feather. Perfect with a morning cuppa.