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We headed to Westbourne Grove and stumbled upon OttolenghiJ will tell you how long I can take on deciding where to have a bite to eat – but I was immediately taken by the stacks and stacks of cakes in the window and made an instant decision that I wanted to try every one of them.
I ummed and aaahed for an age about which cake to try. J very generously gave in and said I could buy two cakes. It still didn’t help the decision but in the end I settled on a chocolate brownie and coffee and walnut cake. J selected a large chunk of pear tart and we perched outside in the sunshine to enjoy our treats.
I have long been on the look out for my ideal brownie. The one from the Tate Modern came close
But this brownie was the most amazing brownie I have ever eaten. I mused that it must have just been shown the oven and put on the stand – it was so gooey and fudgey. It wasn’t cloying and it definitely wasn’t sickly – I could have eaten two or three.
The pear tart was a little dry on the outside for me
So while my hunt for my perfect brownie is now over
Friday, 6 June 2008
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Friday, 30 May 2008
Thursday, 29 May 2008
Just flicking through Farmers Market Cookbook, by Henrietta Green (2001) and I came across a quote from Delia Smith.
“I support my local farmers market because there I can buy real food with real flavour
I’m still in shock about the massive U-Turn she made when writing Delia’s How to Cheat at Cooking. Her principles on making cooking simple for the masses are still there. It seems her morals
I thought Delia was about simple cooking
It may be quick and simple to open a tin and slop its contents into a dish and cook
She now seems to love bland