Friday 14 February 2014

Not That I'd Want To Be Out In This Storm....

valentine haribo
Might Skip Dinner
On this disgustingly stormy Valentine's Day I'd like to say that love is in the air but actually it's just cloud, rain and gusty wind. Still, I have my Valentine Haribo that The Glutenite bought for me (after I put it in the trolley), I'm a sucker for anything heart shaped and I do love my Haribo.

I don't know why but I feel like I should be baking cakes or something. If you're familiar with my blog then you'll know that baking is not something that I do very often, I get shaky at all the science involved, way too much precision needed for my instinctive cooking approach. 

But yeah it's Valentine's and I'm thinking cakes. I feel like I should make The Glutenite a cake or something - not that he eats cake - I don't know why I'm associating today with cake at all but it's happened before.

Years ago I had the same feeling, a need to make him a cake. Again something you'll know if you read my posts, I don't follow recipes. Ever. I have done in the past and they've never been to my liking, with baking this is obviously a big problem as I have no instincts for this kind of sorcery.

I decided upon a chocolate sponge cake in the shape of a heart. Flour, butter, eggs, coco powder, it should have gone quite well as I can make a decent fairy cake but no. The heart shape was quite good, but the texture, oh gosh, the texture was hard, like a cross between a chewy biscuit and a very bad brownie.

Aside of some savoury things and the odd fairy cake here and there I stay away from baking. I could tell you about my last disaster which was an attempt to recreate Hot Pockets in gluten free form, but I won't. Maybe one day when I'm less embarrassed.

Our 'romantic' dinner this evening is KFC style chicken, chips and gravy. It's a very loose interpretation but pretty delish all the same. I guess it's the non restricted diet version of being taken to KFC for a Valentine dinner, except you have to cook it yourself. I'm essentially cooking my own bargain bucket tonight.

I blame Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

Happy Valentine's! :)

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