I didn’t expect it to taste like bread; I knew it wouldn’t but the picture of light, fluffy rounds in the Weight Watchers recipe did seem to offer an alternative and less calorific means of making a sandwich. It wasn’t a success. Once I’d scraped the barely risen yellow blobs from the oiled baking sheet I tasted a small piece. An omelette that needed seasoning came to mind. I thought about trying again but decided that an occasional bread roll was a more appetising prospect. I now have to think of a way to use two thirds of a pot of cream cheese and 95% of a pack of cream of tartar (of which I somehow managed to buy two). I don’t recall ever having needed this ingredient before now.
The lemon and lime drizzle cake was a much greater triumph. Adding two heaped tablespoons of lime marmalade (an impulse buy) plus the juice and zest of one lemon to the usual sponge mixture, with a drizzle of lime fondant icing on top more than made up for the ‘bread’ disappointment. I pierce top of still warm cake all over with a cocktail stick and pour over a thin mixture of fondant icing sugar and lime juice which sinks through the cake. Even though I say it myself – it did taste good. I only had a very slim sliver. Lucky (slim) husband will eat the rest over the week.
I also recently made ‘three ingredient chocolate brownies’ from the marvellous Three Ingredient Baking by Sarah Rainey.
These recipes shouldn’t work but somehow they do! I still have lots to try but I’ve been mostly impressed so far. A jar of chocolate spread, flour and eggs make for a very decent light chocolate sponge even if they don’t have the desired chewiness of traditional brownies. I’m thinking of up the recipe as a Black Forest round cake with cream and cherries next time I have guests. I’m also planning on seeing whether the three-ingredient scones (made with lemonade!!!) really do work one of these days. I’ve made the honey and almond cake often, though I tweak this one by adding a few drops of almond essence and glacé cherries.
thisissixty.blog blog is in serious danger of becoming a food blog. I’ll have to wrack my brain to think of something else to write about.