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I have gone mad

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merryberry Wed 03-Aug-05 10:41:59

New motherhood and maternity leave overexcitement with domesticity: I've just realised I'm 40 minutes into a recipe which starts:

"Boil two oranges for two hours"

I'd like to open bets on me ever managing to complete this cake with a 27 day old baby in hand.

assumedname Wed 03-Aug-05 10:44:39

Well at least it's not a la Mrs Beeton 'first catch your hare'...

nutcracker Wed 03-Aug-05 10:50:34

Well I can't even cook shortbread properly, so your ahead of me

gingerbear Wed 03-Aug-05 11:19:32

Abandon it and make a dozen buns instead?

merryberry Wed 03-Aug-05 11:56:26

don't mention buns and ovens! where do you think you, some kinda parenting website?


well the house smells nicely of oranges. am off out to

1) get my eyes tested
2) buy baking powder
3) try breastfeeding in a new place in public (i'm sooo nervous)
4) buy a cake time to receive this fabbo cake, shld it ever get done.

merryberry Wed 03-Aug-05 18:26:36

its 1825 and its cooked. now got to leave it for ever to cool. will taste it arond midnight, i'm guessing.

mr kipling from now on.

Distel Wed 03-Aug-05 18:31:59

Well done, I would have chosen those exceedingly good cakes in the first place. At least you tried, best we can do is fairy/butterfly cakes.

merryberry Thu 04-Aug-05 07:51:34

OK, it was good, very good. very grown up taste and texture. will make it again. in 2018.

MrsGordonRamsay Thu 04-Aug-05 07:52:29


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