i’ll never forget that wonderful yellow cake with the warm apple topping
my mom would sometimes serve us after dinner
years later when i was a mom
i thought of it again
asking her for the very fancy recipe
she was surprised
oh that? it wasn’t fancy at all
i bought a pre-made pound cake, cut it into slices,
heated up a can of apple pie filling, and poured it on top.
then i was the one who was surprised.
What secret family recipe is in your lineage?
“don’t let the secret recipe die with the inventor.”
the recipe said it was easy
only 4 ingredients
they did not say
not to wear a white sweater with bell sleeves when melting chocolate
don’t forget that you have to individually unwrap each caramel
while chocolate is still warm and not solidifying
that the peanut butter chips won’t actually drizzle
that the caramel will come out in blobs
that the chocolate on the bottom won’t easily come off of the foil
that the slab will not actually break in the right way
that the 4 ingredients will re-solidify in the disposal
that the whole thing will not resemble the picture
that it will still taste good if people are daring enough to try it
that this will be a one-time recipe for me.
‘just because you make a good plan, doesn’t mean that’s what’s gonna happen.’
when in doubt
which to choose
just mix your dessert and your veggies together
easy as pie
what could be better than lemon jello and succotash
all beautifully arranged and sliced on a plate?
“it’s as if we spend our entire lives avoiding Jell-O
but it is always there at the end, waiting.”
– john grisham, ford county
image credit: the larsen company (vintage)
“a recipe is a story that ends with a good meal.”
image credit: easy.com
whipple-scrumptious fudgemallow delight
it’s almost easter – a great time to make wonka’s whipple-scrumptious fudgemallow delight with the chiddlers then?!
how to make a truly whipple-scrumptious sauce
for your ice cream sundae:
you will need:
an adult to help you
a large bowl of your favourite ice cream ready in the fridge
60g dark chocolate
1 cadbury’s crunchie or similar chocolate bar
80g dark brown sugar
150ml double cream
what you need to do:
break the chocolate and the crunchie into large chunks
and set to one side.
in a saucepan, over a low heat, melt together
the butter, sugar and cream.
stir until all the sugar is dissolved.
turn the heat up and continue stirring for 10 minutes.
be careful, as it gets very hot and can splutter.
use a very long wooden spoon or a tall adult with a long arm.
turn the heat down again.
get your bowl of ice-cream from the fridge.
put the marshmallows, chocolate and crunchie into the saucepan,
stir around once and pour over your ice-cream.
“‘Wonka’s Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight!'” cried Grandpa George. ‘It’s the best of them all! You’ll just love it!'” – From Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – roald dahl