Should there be a reason for eating cake?
No, not really.
Not when you get one of those baking bugs biting you! I can go for months without turning on my oven… but when the bug bites, I can be baking more than one cake a day. That’s what happened today.
First of all, I have a slab of cream cheese sitting in my fridge, fast approaching its shelf life and I had to do something about it. Having bought some couverture chocolate recently, I whipped up a chocolate sponge and cut it into 4 layers. Now what shall I put in between the layers… something which goes with that cream cheese? Rummaging through the larder & fridge, I found walnuts, almonds and a pack of Oreos. So I decided to whip up the cheese with some cream and chocolate… sprinkled some toasted nuts … decorated it with the Oreos wafer rolls… and this was the result…
The Christmas mood has permeated the air… so I guess now is as good a time to bake a fruitcake as any. Having soaked the mixed fruits in brandy for the past few days, I added a little “twist” to my recipe and came up with a light version of the traditional fruitcake… it’s not totally densed up with fruits… it’s buttery, spicy, zesty, nutty and best of all, very much brandied! (used up half a bottle of brandy to soak 1kg of mixed fruits!)
So… do we still need a reason to eat cake? :-))