Thursday, 15 November 2012

A LITTLE SOMETHING

'Eleven o'clock and still two hours until lunchtime. Something to keep you steady - nothing finer than a slice of seed cake, washed down by a glass of Madeira. This will see you safely through until lunch.' (Fergus Henderson, Beyond Nose to Tail: A Kind of British Cooking: Part II)

On Sunday, there were online errands in the morning, then sandwiches from odds and ends in the fridge at lunchtime (mostly left from making pizzas the night before), a spoonful of pizza sauce, a few slices of prosciutto, the end of a ball of mozzarella. We piled it onto a baguette and topped it with scrambled eggs. That evening, once the cottage pie was in the oven,  I pulled out the second St John book and got to making this week's cake. A simple loaf cake speckled with caraway seeds. We've each been taking a slice to work to eat when we fancy a little something. For me, that's usually late morning or mid-afternoon, sometimes with a cup of mint tea, sometimes not. If only it could be that glass of Madeira that Fergus Henderson recommends...



4 comments:

Jess said...

That is my kind of cake. My neighbor makes one like it and I'm so happy when she shares.

Foodycat said...

I just can't do caraway seeds, even though that description makes me want them! Such a civilised idea.

racheleats said...

Perfect. I always, always stop at this cake but have never made it. Going to do it.

Gemma said...

We had enough cake to last until Thursday. A small slice of cake at work is just the thing to get you through November.