Tuesday 18 May 2010
I am just posting this picture because this cake was delicious and so pretty. I made it for a friend's birthday. I am going to go out on a limb here and say that I am finally learning how to bake. For-ever, I have believed that I was not a baker. But, over the last couple of years I have picked & chosen a few special recipes to try and master and this is my latest. It is an Italian almond cake. It calls for 'almond paste' as one of the ingredients and guess what?!? I made the paste myself. ( The miracle of the internet ). I was amazed at how easy it is to make and now almond paste has been demystified. Life, really is getting simpler by the day. Oh, dear god, what is next? Actually, I am thinking of fostering a Mexican puppy. We are trying to work out the details of getting one here. Its complicated, but not impossible. I love how this movement is taking on a life of its own and more and more people are finding 'mutts' in the most unlikely places. More to follow as this develops.