Daily prompt: Ooze beats fluff

DAILY PROMPT
Ooze

Today is International Sponge Cake Day. Who’d have thought!

Perhaps my ignorance is due to the fact that aside from the goodly ooze of jam and cream, I find sponges about the most boring cakes around. They taste like fluff – or what I imagine fluff would taste like. (Herb eats fluff quite often. I don’t.)

Whether I don’t like them because I haven’t mastered the art of cooking them is another question, but to be fair to myself, I don’t think that’s it. I only tried once, and it wasn’t a complete failure. Not a rock-cake-as-sponge disaster, just not up to Royal Easter Show standards, which in reality few people are. So there was no shame in it and I could have persevered, but why bother when I wasn’t really interested in the finished product?

I am, however, a right whizz at things like buttermilk plum cake, orange cake, gingerbread (the cake variety, not the biscuit) and my melting moments are to die for. Or perhaps I should say ‘I was’ and ‘they were’, since the chances of my rousing my lazy self to cook any of it ever again are about nil.

The other oozy thing I used to cook was pikelets. For lunch on wet Sundays. The kids would line up at the kitchen bench and I’d hoick the pikelets out of the pan four at a time (four kids) to be consumed dripping with butter in time for the next round.

Now I must go downstairs and hang out the washing. Last time I went down to hang out the washing I slid on the stairs and twisted my back something fierce, but I was carrying the rubbish and the recycling as well as the basket of wet clothes. This time I’ll only take the recycling.

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13 Responses to Daily prompt: Ooze beats fluff

  1. I used to be a really good baker. I was also grossly obese. I no longer bake.

  2. I make brownies. That’s it. They’re good, though. 🙂

  3. rugby843 says:

    Now I’m going to have to see what pikelets are!😂

  4. rugby843 says:

    Oh, pancakes! I also make good gingerbread. Do you put whipped cream on it while warm like we do?

  5. lwbut says:

    International Sponge Cake Day? WHY am i only finding out about this now?? 😦 ( It’s OK i had some on Wednesday anyway, even without knowing!)
    Sorry to hear about the back – but glad you can still learn a thing or two! One bulk at a time from now on. 😉

    I cook some mean pancakes (crepes really), delicious with a drizzle of lemon juice and sprinkle of sugar…. Mmmmmmmmmmmm Paaanncaaakes. 😀

    love

  6. Aunt Beulah says:

    I don’t believe I’ve ever eaten sponge cake; my taste runs to heftier cakes like your buttermilk plum cakes must be. My mother used to make me a boiled raisin cake with caramel frosting for my birthday. I have her handwritten, splotched recipe and still bake it on occasion. But that’s about all the baking I do.

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