It was hailing today.
It’s 11C, it’s also been alternating between gale-force winds and rain so heavy you can hardly see through it – and apparently, there’s the chance of ground frosts in northern areas tonight. And it’s July.
Apparently, April, May and June have been the wettest and coldest since 1910 and I want to know who to write a strong letter of complaint to- the Met Office? The Government? God?!
But on to cake:
The white chocolate mousse cake I made for a colleague’s birthday, on Monday. It was all about the mousse filling as the cake itself was a plain fatless sponge. I was interested to see what it was like as instead of whisking the yolks and whites separately, it was made by beating the whole eggs (and the sugar) in a food processor for 5+ minutes… but it was just average, to be honest :-)
The mousse was made with white chocolate and double cream and although I struggled to keep my fingers out of it in liquid form, once whipped, it tasted much more like cream, which I’m not keen on. Overall, it was all right but not one I’ll make again. And although people at work liked it, they liked these much more:
Yes, I am an adult. And yes, those are chocolate cornflake cakes. I blame Jess :-)
She left a comment on this post, in which I mentioned Bakewell tarts, about enjoying cornflake tarts when she was a child. Although I don’t know whether it was this sort, I suddenly realised I had cereal I wasn’t going to eat and also some leftover Easter egg chocolate (I’m not that saintly, I’d like to add, it’s just there’s always been better chocolate around!)
I melted one ingredient and mixed the other in, scooped dollops into mini cake cases, left to set, licked the spatula to within an inch of its life – and then watched amazed at work as they disappeared more quickly than anything I’ve ever taken in.
I made more the next day and the same thing happened and although it’s always nice when people enjoy what you’ve made, I’m not sure it’s entirely a compliment that my most popular culinary creation was something a three-year-old could make… :-)
And as this post seems to be slightly on the unhealthy side, what with the chocolate and double cream and all, here are some vegetables:
That balances it out nicely, I feel :-)
Have you had any summery hail or frost? What’s been your most unexpected culinary success?