One of the first things I wanted to do when I got home from our holiday/horrorday was to make a cake. There is something comforting about baking, isn’t there? The (probable) reliability of creaming things together and whisking them and folding stuff is calming and sure and heralds delicious tastes and smells.
I was reading Orangette on Monday morning and someone mentioned this recipe. I looked it up and it seemed like just the sort of cake I would like. No matter that no one else in my house will even give it a go (I’m talking people who don’t like cooked fruit and people who only eat gluten-free.) I made it anyway. It’s okay to bake an entire cake for your own pleasure and then try to find someone who WILL eat some with you, I think. Don’t you?
This cake is simple and yummy. I took my own good time making it, instead of rushing about. It’s meant to have berries in it, but it’s a good recipe to play around with I reckon… You could make a lemon version or a sour cherry version or even a rhubarb version with great results, I think.
It’s super yum and a good sturdy mix for messing about with. (Seriously, you can’t beat ricotta in a cake, can you?!)
On the home front things are a bit dramatic still. Poor Rin is in hospital so we’ve been doing our best to keep her supplied with love and snacks and things she needs. I keep having dreams that the hospital is ringing me but I don’t answer the phone. Ugh. Waking up freaking out a bit. Not nice.
Hopefully she will be well in the next day or two and she can start settling back into her real life again. I am looking forward to some quieter times very soon for us all.
How are you going? Are you well? Do you ever make a cake that no one else in your house will eat?