Anyone who knows me will know that kitchens and I do not mix well together. I have these moments where I think “I can do that” but really I ought to know better by now.
However, here is my challenge to myself, I am going to bake a cake that I will be happy to serve to friends by the end of May (2010). Baking this cake is going to be my Everest, I consider making beans on toast cooking, and even that is a struggle for me.
The last two times I have attempted this feat I have failed. I seem completely unable to get the timing right of the toast popping up in the toaster and the beans nicely bubbling in the saucepan together. My toast pops too early so down it goes again and then by the time the beans are done the toast has turned into something resembling coal. So that gets thrown out and more bread goes down in the toaster but then by the time that pops my beans have turned to mush and stuck to the pan….
That should give you an idea of the challenge I face ahead, those of you that follow my blog will know that I have successfully baked some scones in the past (with the assistance of The All Knowing I), as written about here: https://macarthursmutterings.wordpress.com/2009/01/15/me-bakingyes/
This time I promise I shall take on the task all by myself, you have no idea how nervous that make me. I am putting this down in my blog to force myself into taking on this challenge, and you can help out by suggesting cakes for me to consider baking, you never know I may even invite you to come and eat it with me….
By: Colin MacArthur