Every Tuesday I have dinner with my son Merv and his girlfriend Toni, alternating between their house and my house taking turns to cook.
We usually eat very healthy meals with occasional naughty desserts such as brownies with ice cream or cake that is left over from my S.I.Ners luncheons.
I enjoy these weekly get together’s as it allows me and Mike to catch up with Merv and Toni and laugh, eat and drink wine.
Cooking is not a very strong point for me but I have been enjoying trying new things lately and last week decided to attempt a cake recipe from a Brazilian cook book that I have.
I started with gathering the ingredients and started the mixing as the first step noted until I grew confused when it said to stir in the butter. Butter…. Hmmmm there was no butter in the ingredients list so I had no idea how much to use but I just grabbed a couple spoon fulls and stirred it in.
I then finished mixing up my cake and the next steps said to simply put it in the oven! ……. That was it?!? No mention of temperature or how long to put it in and I had to laugh to myself because I probably should have read the complete recipe before I started cooking. So I just popped it in the oven first for 30 minutes and then 10 minutes and finally for a further 10 minutes before it was ready to take out, cool and eat and boy was it yummy!
Brazilians may be very good cooks usually, but they definitely need to brush up on their recipe writing skills…. haha
Next Tuesday it is my turn to have dinner and I need some ideas for some new recipes, so if you have any you would like to share, I would love to hear them and share them with my family!