Here Minty fell completely asleep in this woman’s arms and she almost missed her lunch. She was quite happy for Minty to sleep there as long as she wanted, even though that lamb is getting heavy. The chickens did the rounds but I got overly involved trying to stop Meadow from wreaking havoc in every corner. So the camera was not out often. I am not taking Meadow again. She was just loud and naughty.
Minty was, of course, perfect. We came home to pigs in the pool and all the farm work. So it was off with the good boots and on with the gumboots. I swapped out the handbag and camera for the shovel and fork, tied my hair back and got to work.
Later I was feeling tired and needy. I needed a cup of tea, a sit down on the step and a catch-up Think. I had been sent a wonderful surprise gift of GOLDEN SYRUP the other day and we were having THIS for dinner. One of ChgJohns Bartolini Kitchens Staples which is simple to make and deeply satisfying. All I had to do was pick greens from the garden to go with it. So I thought I would make a cake to go with my cup of tea. I told you I was feeling tired and needy!!
Here it is. The easiest and moistest chocolate cake in my Battered Book.
Mama’s Moist One Pot Chocolate Cake
In a pot (saucepan).
- 75 grams of butter (3 oz)
- 2 big spoons of GOLDEN SYRUP,
- 3/4 cup of milk,
- 3/4 cup of sugar,
- a slug of bourbon (this was the needy bit)
- 100grams of melted cocoa chocolate or 2 big spoons of cocoa,
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda in 1/4 cup of milk
Good morning. This is a very fast unfussy cake to make, it is moist but light. Because it is made in one pot with a wooden spoon, it has the absolute minimum of washing up, which is why it is a good cake for those tired, needy moments when you just want a slice of cake and a cup of tea.
We have a lovely day dawning here. Minty has already slipped under the fence and is waiting with the cats on the verandah for her milk. She is forgiven because she was so good yesterday. You can’t train a lamb to be a therapy animal and then wonder why it wants to get into your kitchen.
You all have a wonderful day too.