18 May 2019
I decided to bake something different today, a lemon drizzle cake and some almond buns. This would be an incredibly easy task for Mary Berry but it was going to be quite a challenge for someone like me. I was going to have to concentrate and do everything very carefully.
I had just made the basic cake mix when Paul burst into the kitchen and asked me to look after Rick while he disposed of a dead pigeon. He didn’t actually see Rick kill it, and Rick insisted it was the neighbour’s cat but the feathers sticking out of his mouth suggested otherwise. Rick looked at me with innocent eyes while I got back to the baking. I poured the cake mix into the pan before realising that I had forgotten to add the lemon zest. After re-mixing and repouring I was back on track.
I added the crushed almonds and chopped apricots to the other half of the cake mix and....what the? I looked out of the window in disbelief. Paul had climbed a ladder and was half way up the big poplar tree, hanging on with one hand and waving a saw in the other. How the heck was I supposed to be able to concentrate on baking surrounded by all these distractions.
The cakes all seemed to turn out okay but I might just stick to rock buns in future.
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I don't know how you manage to concentrate at all but the baking looks amazing!ReplyDelete
I am so easily distracted, I have to concentrate really hard.Delete
It seems that the older I get the less distractions i can have while baking. I was making banana bread the other day and DH kept talking to me about this, that and the other and I kept making mistakes, which I fortunately caught before putting it in the oven. Half way through baking I realized I had forgotten to grease and line the pans. Fortunately they came out of the pans in one piece but DH has been given strict instructions not to talk to me while I'm baking in the future!!ReplyDelete
If I get interrupted when I'm following a recipe I just totally lose the plot.Delete
Ooh I can just smell that baking it is making me hungry it looks so good.ReplyDelete
Tasted good too!Delete
Lemon Drizzle is one of my favourites; and the buns look good too. I need the diet versions.ReplyDelete
It was the first time I have ever made my own lemon drizzle cake. Usually we have a more healthy 'no butter' rock cake with our morning coffee.Delete
I agree with Monsieur Cro. Your buns do look good.Delete
Baking seems so odd to me.ReplyDelete
I don't do it very often, that's why I have to concentrate so hard.Delete
Paul could have disposed of the dead pigeon more deliciously if you had baked him a pigeon pie. Is Paul a tree surgeon? He needs to be careful because he could easily fall from the ladder and you would end up pushing a wheelchair around.ReplyDelete
Pigeons have too many small bones to make good eating. I should be used to Paul climbing trees, at least he doesn't have a chainsaw anymore.Delete
Try swwopping jobs for a day and see how he gets on in the kitchen - but on second thoughts maybe not unless you fancy climbing poplar trees.ReplyDelete
He does his fair share in the kitchen but I just wish he would wait until I was around to catch him before he starts messing about with trees.Delete
Lemon cake. What's not to love?? I have no idea, however, what rock cakes are. -JennReplyDelete
They are just small fruit cakes, traditionally served with afternoon tea in the UK.Delete