And having some purpose to my life.
I'm going to miss the bisuit testing too...
Thursday night I had a big baking session and took some of the produce into the lovely people at the Magazine. Keya had shared my love of Ottolenghi, so I made Orange Polenta cake (you may have seen this beautiful pudding on my blog before) and a Nigel Slater Lemon and Thyme cake.
If you can get your hands on 'Ottolenghi' then get it... Its worth it for this cake alone. Wth a caramel layer between the orange and marmalade topping and polenta base, it involves more prep than your average sponge cake, but by no means hard work, it is worth the extra effort. The polenta makes it thick and gooey and textured, and the flavours are both strong and delicate and complex. To put it simply, it's to die for.
Oh, and even if you don't eat cake, its worth making just for the photos. Isn't it a work of art?
This cake made me nearly cry. Super super moist and very lemony. The bits of thyme, when you stumble across them, compliment it perfectly. It will be happening again.