Food! Love these prompts! Thanks Frank.
When Hubby had a stab at being self-employed, if he did a little job for my friends at the bank, apart from reimbursement for any spares, he didn’t charge them for fixing anything, cheerfully suggesting they could pay him in CAKE! Marmalade cake was his favourite.
It wasn’t that I didn’t or couldn’t make cake, just that I didn’t do so very often for just the two of us, so it was very much a case of my Dad’s joke about pending visitors if I started baking!
I’m cheating with a previous photo of the cheesecake I made when my SIL came to stay:
She had a generous slice, but I had to ‘force’ myself to eat the rest over the next few days as Hubby couldn’t tolerate it. He did try a small piece, but the reflux hit him within minutes, so we believed it was the richness of the cream that ‘dun him in’,
However, for a victoria sponge, he has no such problems and I manage to make it last at least 5 days.
I weigh everything pro rata to the weight of the eggs.
Three eggs equate to around 7 oz.
so in addition I use
6oz fat (butter or margarine)
8oz SR flour
½ teaspoon cream of tartar
½ teaspoon baking powder
Plus 2 tablespoons of boiled water in the final beating.