Today, I had five reasons to bake a cake:
Reasons 1 – 3: Chocolate. Souffle. Cheesecake.
Reason 4: It’s Friday the 13th! Yay!
Reason 5: Yesterday, I managed to burn Brussels sprouts. I was seriously distracted for a moment or two, and only noticed what had happened when it was already a bit of a catastrophe… The smell is HIDEOUS. Capital HID, capital EEE-OUS.
And it’s two more things: pervasive and tenacious. Every corner of our home still smells of it. And there’s only so much you can do with opening the windows wide. So I had to bake a cake in order for a new smell to cover the burnt Brussels sprouts.*
This is where I got the recipe from: Sweet & Savory by Shinee – I read it the other day and was instantly intrigued, even though I deeply disapprove of the “holiday” mentioned in the text… But then, I have my own occasions for which I bake cakes! To each her own, I say.
Anyway. Intrigued. Yes, I was. Three ingedients? Sounds interesting. Three ingredients, all of which my man loves? Sounds fascinating. (Although he will be disappointed by the lack of butter… ;)
There was a typo in Shinee’s instructions though. When she wrote, “Dust some powdered sugar, if desired” she forgot to add “in the shape of a skull”!
In other news, don’t you just love my pretty new cake stand!? We’ve spared no expense, as John Hammond would say: that’s € 1 truly well spent!