Trickery

In response to Fandango’s one word challenge

You knew your nephew wouldn’t eat his greens

every mealtime saw a trip to the bin

but appreciating his happy sweet tooth

you snook something into pudding unseen

and eating with the custard you did grin

as he ate up his carrots with a great big smile

hidden in the sponge cake with sultanas between

and wouldn’t complain about veg – for a while

Battenburg

Salford 17th August 2018

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#Cake #Marzipan #Sweet #Battenburg #Sponge #Pudding #Jam

Built like

a sponge colossus

to many – a

teatime snack to

enjoy just after your chops and vegetables

now how much you have is down to you

but then again – its a question of how much sponge

unless of course, you don’t like Marzipan

reactions to this cake – understandable

“great!  can we have one more slice please ?”

Conjure

Conjure

Crafting a dessert, is a bit of a magic trick

Oranges sliced and pineapples diced get laid in a dish, and

Next comes the syrup and then the batter, before the dish is covered in foil

Just before the dish is put in the oven – four holes are made to let out steam

Until its time – for it to be turned upside down and

Royally presented to all sat at the table

Excited little ones ask – can i have custard with mine ?

Not hot…but not cold

Salford, 12th February 2017

Lukewarm

I have a vague recollection of Local Authority school puddings.

I speak of course of school dinners.

The sweet smell coming from the ovens whilst great vats of sweet smelling sauce bubbled away on a stove away from the main course.

The very idea of cabbage (or worse, curry) permeating through the desert ovens was a nightmare reserved specifically for Mathematics classes.   Horrors unleashed over a protractor or set square.  Thankfully, the cooks saved us from that.

Of course, there were likes and dislikes.

Pears in Syrup with cream (or if you were lucky – Chocolate custard), Peaches in Cream (or Custard) and Fruit Cocktail were regulars on the pudding menu – Fruit Yogurt on Odd days, and if it were something special – Angel Delight.  Of course, the good stuff was always balanced out with the bad – Prunes made an appearance on more than one occasion – and it took a load of Condensed Milk or Custard to take the taste away.

The Chocolate sponge and Apple pie always ended up with empty plates – They always covered the pie with vanilla custard, so thick – it would coat the back of the spoon and refused to budge.  Mash up the sponge in the custard, and it made an interesting (but very tasty ) Mix, and very little ended up in the slop heading for the litter bins.  Jam covered sponge (mostly strawberry) and Fruit sponge (mostly sultanas) were also favourites

Tapioca – a lesson in life if ever there was one and Rice pudding were regular puddings, if you got the rice pudding – you always got a drop of strawberry (or damson) jam

it changed your rice a different colour when you swirled it round.

And despite you all meeting up in the hall, and getting your dinner together – there would always be more than one goldilocks moaning her sponge and custard were cold.

As I got older – I understood where they were coming from.

Unseen

Unseen

The fussy eater
was caught off guard
by an addition of vegetables
to his favourite pudding

Carrots remained buried
under a mountain of sponge
and mum just smiled
as the kids munched away

What was that yummy stuff
under the sultanas and lashings of custard?
Mother knows what it was
but she’s not telling….

Empty plates all round,

Not a vegetable to be found

And fussy eater wont know

as for another piece he does go….

 

A trio of Puddings

a response to the prompt by inkdrop to One, Two, Three!

with a humble nod to the prompt Pour Some Sugar on Me

 

Three Sponge Puddings

Golden Syrup

Strawberry

Chocolate

(all served wi’ custard)

Three Cakes

Treacle

Coconut

Sultana

(all served with cream)

Three Cheesecakes

Vanilla

Mandarin

Blackberry

(Nice wi’ ice cream)

Tuck in!