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My 1.5th Anniversary

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18 months ago, I (most probably) made a stranger slightly uncomfortable by talking a little bit too enthusiastically about fish ‘rape’ and fungal networks. Today, I’m in his flat, cooking dinner and baking a cake. Thinking about the first time we met always brings a smile to my face. He told me then what he thought of free will and I still remember how very impressed I was at how well he can explain himself. He used the right words and the right expressions, which shouldn’t really amaze me as English is his mother-tongue after all, yet it did. I, on the other hand, told him that I like wolves because they’re ‘cool’.

I can write pages about him and us, but that’s not what this blog is about. I just wanted to share with everyone the cake I made today 🙂

1.5 anniversary cake! (Because any reason is a good reason to bake)

1.5 anniversary cake! (Because any reason is a good reason to bake)

This cake was an adaptation of a dessert I made as part of my AS-level food technology coursework. It has a white chocolate and raspberry blondie base, for which I used this BBC Good Food recipe (but halved).

Raspberry and white chocolate blondie.

Raspberry and white chocolate blondie.

I then rolled out a sheet of Sainsbury’s soft white icing to form a border around the base. I wanted to experiment with colour and food colourings so I added a few drops of red in the icing before kneading.

Border made of icing.

Border made of icing.

Cake border attached to base (with raspberry jam).

Cake border attached to base (with raspberry jam).

Next, I poured white chocolate mousse and dark chocolate mousse in alternate thin layers. To make a marbled effect, I gently ran a skewer round the surface in a swirling motion. The cake is then left in the fridge, to allow the mousse to set.

Marbled white and dark chocolate mousse.

Marbled white and dark chocolate mousse.

Last but not least, I decorated the top with leftover raspberries and chocolate shavings. It was delish! (if I say so myself).

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Bon appetit!

I got a bit bored after and decided to ‘play’ with dinner as well…

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Steak and mash, with love.

I wish I can bake more often, but it can get quite expensive (and fattening…) Well, that’s it folks! Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend so far!

Ram