Day of indulgence
Sweet little Sam went all out to cook treats for me for my birthday yesterday. On Sunday evening he stayed up late to make his crepe batter and some lemon butter. The only help I had to provide was to separate the egg yolks/whites for him. Yesterday he got out of bed early and made up a big stack of crepes with lemon butter, strawberries and kiwi fruit and brought it up to me in bed.
And then yesterday after school he made up a pavlova. A near perfect one with just the right balance between crispy crust and soft inside…and made without any help at all! I had mine without cream as you can see in the picture above.
Tara does not like to be outdone by her brother but being smaller she knows and resents her limitations. I suggested that she made some toast for me (the only thing she can “cook” on her own) but she gave that suggestion the scorn it deserved. On Sunday evening she was really happy when Sam had to go to soccer training and so could not make the cake for the family dinner that he had planned. So she got to make it with a bit of help. It was the chocolate nemisis from the River Cafe Easy cookbook – a very rich, very chocolatey cake that is more like a mousse in texture. Just lots of 70% cocoa chocolate, butter, sugar and eggs.
And then today I go for my training session and find out that I have put on weight instead of losing it. Wonder why?