Tell us about your favorite meal, either to eat or to prepare. Does it just taste great, or does it have other associations
I’ve really thought long and hard on this. As much as I have a list as long as my arm of favourite foods, like fried chicken to ice cream, I would have to say that my favourite food of them all is cake.
Simple, humble, (sometimes extravagant) cake.
I also admit that I do love to bake a cake, although I realised only yesterday that I’ve never made a sponge. I’ve tried my hand at so many different creations, except a sponge cake. I also want to learn how to do a really good buttercream icing / frosting.
Sometimes when I make a cake for somebody, like a birthday, for example, and it’s a cake I’ve never made before, I do a test run. That way, if it doesn’t quite work, then I can try again…
…and I can take my test cake to work knowing that it will be devoured by all my co-workers, because they turn into a flock of seagulls whenever anybody brings in food. And whenever I find myself with left-over cake in the fridge at home… I’m always saying to myself Oh, cup of tea time? I should have a piece of cake. Just home from work and note sure what to eat? Cake.. Crawling out of bed at midday and don’t feel like breakfast? Cake!!
I have such a massive weakness for cake, to point where I would (could) inhale a whole cake and not think anything. I just need a fork.
Clearly, I have a problem.