Tuesday, 28 September 2010

The Curious Tale of the Eraser in the Flour...

So I know this is random, but...

There I was trying out an apple and cherry loaf, when a child's eraser, fell right into the flour. 


Was it a sign? 

That perhaps my efforts were misguided and I should erase what I was doing? 
Or does it just mean that I should tidy the shelves above my work surface? 

It was definitely a surreal, Chicken Licken sort of a moment. 

Anyway, it didn't seem to affect the final mix too much, although I'm a bit worried there'll be high notes of 'grubby WhSmith eraser' in this loaf rather than tangy apple and sweet cherry.

BEFORE:
AFTER:


I know this post smacks of 'wasting-time-when-should-be-either-posting-a-real-recipe-or-doing-the-reading-for-the-journalism-course-which-starts-again-in-2-weeks', but I thought I would share that with you all. 

And I solemnly promise to post a recipe by Thursday 30th September.  (2010, not 2011.)

In the meantime if you would like to learn about my state of mind now that all my children are in full-time education, wander over to Powder Room Graffiti and have a read of THIS.

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20 comments:

Lou said...

Yum-eee.

Maybe the gods were asking you to think of a chewy middle for the loaf!!!!?

Di@PowderRoomGraffiti said...

Wow - that looks good! Perhaps it was a sign that the recipe needs to be made more chewy? Or it's a sign that there is a gap in the market for a rubber fetishists cookbook.

Pig in the Kitchen said...

Ladies! I had not seen that chewy angle. God, even when it's blindingly obvious I miss it, no investigative journalist am I.

Di, will explore the rubber fetishists cookbook idea, it might interest agents and publishers more than, oh I don't know, an allergy recipe book?!

thanks for visiting.
Pig x

Flo'bear said...

It is cruel to post photo of cake without recipe. CRUEL.

Elsie Button said...

it's the 'high notes of 'grubby WhSmith eraser'' that would have appealed to me. i love the smell of rubbers. you need to sort your shelves out.

all kids now at school?!!! heck. am off to read about it...

Pig in the Kitchen said...

Ah Flo'bear, I know. What was more cruel that I turned up on the school run with that lovely cake and my littlest allergic one had a proper, storming tantrum because she DID NOT LIKE IT. Tomorrow she gets nothing.

Not sure you would have liked the smell of this eraser ElsieB, it was pretty rank. Yes, all 4 in school! I float to the school gate looking airy and light, not bound down with an over-laden pram and screaming, tired toddler! Ta daa!

JuicyFig said...

lol - loved that link, although I didn't notice the 'fiction' bit at the top, and sat reading in open mouthed amazement, until about half way down when I though...something is not quite what it seams here...hehehe

Kath
x

Elsie Button said...

alright alright stop gloating, and rubbing it in! (rubbing/rubber get it?) x

Pig in the Kitchen said...

Hello Juicy Fig, I was a bit puzzled by your comment so re-read my post and realised I neglected to mention the bit where I REMOVED the eraser from the flour BEFORE finishing the cake. So I can see why you were confused ;-) Thanks for visiting.
Pig x

Pig in the Kitchen said...

Ha ha Elsie, sorry I missed your second comment, I was too busy floating around being deliciously child-free in my tranquil home where there are no toys on show! Sorry to RUB your nose in it...
Pig x

Footballers Knees said...

Eraser cake sounds perfect to me. When I was pregnant I had cravings for the smell of rubber (too late, methinks?) and used to carry a brand new mouse mat around, opening it's plastic cover every now and then to get my fix. So a rubber cake would do it for me.

JuicyFig said...

oh no!! Now we are both truely confused!!! I had clicked on the link that said 'powder room graffiti' it took me to a story about a woman who had sued her husband for leaving wet towels on the floor, and never openend the curtains etc, it was classed as a fantasy case - I read the wrong link - d'oh! I had no doubt what so ever that you had removed the eraser proir to baking the cake. too funny! anyway - keep up the fantastic blog, it is making my poor husbands meal times so much more pleasant!

Pig in the Kitchen said...

Footballers Knees, wow, what a weird craving?! And yes, too little, too late. Although I think we're talking about two different types of rubber aren't we? ;) Thanks for stopping by!

Juicy Fig, aha! Mystery solved. The first link is a generic one to Powder Room, the 2nd one was to my article. I was trying to envisage the cake made with ground eraser and it was all wrong in my head. Although I did use ground sunflower seeds in it, some may say that amounts to the same thing?! Yay, to making your husband's mealtimes nicer!
Pig x

Iota said...

Ah, it was the "puzzle Iota" prompt. You see, you call it an eraser, but YOU'RE NOT IN AMERICA. You should call it a rubber. I am puzzled.

The Coffee Lady said...

I don't think time is ever wasted when it ends up as a cake.

Pig in the Kitchen said...

Iota, sorry to puzzle you dear. To be honest I get completely confused about what I should call stuff. Is it living in this expat bubble that does that? I don't know if realize is with a z or an s (patriotic husband puts me straight with very tight, god-save-the-queen lips when I ask him.) For some reason rubber sounded rude and all wrong *sniggers* and I thought eraser would appeal to my vast, worldwide audience. ahem.

The Coffee Lady, hello and welcome. You're right, more time should be spent making cake. Amen.

Pig x

Fiona Elliott said...

that loaf looks amazing....when will you post it onto your blog?

Anonymous said...

You are teasing us! Cherries at the ready for this recipe. Good old Raisin Bread if not - yummy I know but not new and exciting!

Gill XXXX

Pig in the Kitchen said...

Fiona, when I've trialled this every which way I can post it...so much to do!

Gill, not meaning to tease, honest. Thanks for visiting!
Pig x

Fiona Elliott said...

your quality control is amazing