Rev up your baking gear! Fellow blogger Viola Bleu’s recipe has me licking my fingers in anticipation.
Apparently, it was so delicious that it got eaten before Viola could photograph the final plated dish.
Never fear. Here’s a video of cooking superstar Nigella making it for Christmas.
And here’s a video of a cook who makes me admire how she doesn’t apologize for how the final sticky product makes it hard for her to talk.
Now on to Viola’s great post…
As the dish went in the oven, I admit the ingredients could have looked more appetising. But this is the truth of the process; sticky toffee pudding before its glory on the plate, and the gunky sweetness which sticks to the back of your teeth. This photo is the real life part of the fantasy which will be the portion covered with cream, dribbling down across textured contours of sponge and jagged rocks of dates. Real life is the seven selfies you take before the one which is finally chosen for public scrutiny. That one becomes the fantasy. The image of what we ideally want ourselves to be.
In fact I had to bring it out again, because I forgot the components of the sticky bit. Dark muscovado sugar, unsalted butter and some boiling water … all sprinkled, dabbed and poured over the top before cooking commences. (That looks even…
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