The start of any good cake...
For the quick step recipe please see the end of this blog.
For the rambling conncoction of my afternoon read on!!
This morning was the first morning I woke up and didn't have to go to work!! Woo hoo!!
After Matt left to go fishing at 10 am I started cleaning our apartment realizing how awesome apartment living is because the cleaning only takes 1 hour or so.
At about 1 pm I made some lunch (ham, salad and jarlsberg cheese sandwhich) poured myself a glass of wine and set to combing through the recipes books for something new...
I decide on a lime cake because for some reason there is sour cream in it which I couldn't understand.... So this is what happenned.
I first creamed the sugar and butter. Then got to work zesting a lime on the grater. I thought why not be different and video tape this BBQ extravaganza, so while I was artfully filming myself grating said lime I got distracted by myself and ended up grating my thumb!!!
Might leave that one for a while...
Anyway so the rest of the prep went well, no more accidents or stuff-ups....
I was playing ministry of sounds chill out sessions and enjoying the air conditioning, because the wet season is kicking in.. Like last night our balcony furniture started flying around the balcony... I thought I was going to end up in OZ seeing a wizard (and being all like, hi James Franco - your hot) but it's okay it calmed down and I didn't need the glittery red slippers.
I buttered up my new plastic cake tin this time - it's red ... No glitter though...
Again I'm placing the cake tin to the side of the heating elements, I find no direct heat underneath the cake tin gets the best results!
This is the view that the BBQ has, you'll see the tide is going out right now.
No surf though... Sad face!
While waiting For my cake to cook and typing this blog I've been enjoying an icy cold Matso's Ginger Beer from Broome in the Kimberley of Northern Australia...
Some would argue whether Broome is really more like the upper north shore of the Pilbarra....? No...?
My adaption from Gwyneth Watkins recipe in the CWA Classics - Australia Cookbook!
I forked it and it came out clean!
Check out the smooth finish from my plastic mould!!
Ripper cake! Smashing taste! Watch out Darwin show!
Take care of yourselves, and your BBQ's!