Believe it or not, yesterday was National Duck day. ‘What‘, I hear you ask, and yet, like my head I hear you say “sure, there is a day for everything“. Quite. But, Angus the AGA City60 was dressed up for the day. Naughty Dr Thomas.
In my last post I showed a picture of Dr Thomas’ birthday cake that Angus the AGA City60 so effortlessly produced. A beautiful light and aerated sponge wrapped in chocolate with flowers on top. Here is how I made it and some tips on how to make it extra light in texture – the AGA way.
I’m what they call an early adopter. I like technology, new things and new ideas. When there is an update for my phone or computer I’m one of the first to try it out. In 2010 I was one of the first to produce an iPhone app for my recipes that include AGA and Rayburn timings. Today Angus the AGA City60 was cooking trans-atlanticaly on FaceTime with Judith McLoughlin in Atlanta.
When you have young ears in the home it’s best to use words you don’t want them to repeat. Angus the AGA City60 is the grand old age of 4 weeks now. What most people have not realised is that if AGA cookers had ears, the things they would hear. Life and home revolves around the AGA, and it’s the same in our flat too, Angus the AGA City60 hears everything…. but not last night, the floor needed bleaching.
Everyone likes to win an award, it’s a mark of dedication, hard work and careful product planning. Last summer I lead the kitchen team at the much coveted Quality Food Awards in London and this Easter I’m excited to be doing the same for a new award, the Café Quality Food and Drink Awards.
And you may well ask what it was. Crash, bang, wollop at 4am. Don’t worry, Gloria and Gaynor the cats are fine, Angus the AGA City60 too. You will remember in yesterdays blog Dr Thomas had to cook dinner, the result, fantastic. But what met me in the middle of night was another matter.
It’s back to work after the Christmas holidays in our flat in Peckham! Doom and gloom, cooked breakfast to cheer us up. Gaynor the cat is on top of Angus the AGA. Gloria the other cat is hiding in the cupboard – she always does that.