And I specially like baking cake. Problem is I also like eating cake. So when it’s just me’n’MrS here I try not to bake too often.  I know there’s DogS too but cake isn’t very good for dogs.

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“I really fink I should be judge of that”

You see MrS is very good at “saving things for later”. But I’m very greedy,  and hate seeing things go to waste. So if I make a cake which has a short cupboard life I will just eat it all up. In the same vein I’ve bought short shelf life cake from shops because I’ve felt sorry for them.  So I have to ration the baking.

The sponge cake was for Easter,  and as this is another  “holiday” weekend I thought it justified a cake.  Also MrS was giving me puppy eyes.

IMG_0688This recipe from Nigella is pretty much failsafe, and is also flour and dairy free.

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would you guess that this one’s a favourite?

So good for restricted diets and the flour shortage. I’m ok for flour but I was missing one crucial ingredient, cocoa powder. So I improvised with chocolate buttons (the cooking kind) melted into water. It turned out it needed more than the 50g of powdered chocolate to get the right consistency so I just kept on melting the buttons into the water until it seemed right. Taste will tell. Some of the buttons may have found their way into my mouth*, I really couldn’t comment.

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that’s MrS taking a sneaky taste of the batter 

As a nod to health, I’m going to serve it with some rhubarb

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honest, the recipe said cover with sugar

It seems to have worked with the different chocolate

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cooling 

It’s out of the tin now and I’m off to make the finishing touches…..

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Here it is

And now, because it’s Friday I’m off to put on my frock and lippy, and pour myself a drink**.

Slainte

Marina xxx

*of course they did, and they were very good.

**have you been paying attention?

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