|Chocolate fig cake|
Food Diary (January 24, 2012)
Breakfast: Sourdough toast
Lunch: Gizzards with rice
Dinner: Pasta with peas
Baking/sweets: Chocolate fig cake
Figs and chocolate go really well together. It’s a pity that we don’t see this combination more often. The Chocolate fig cakeis moist and slightly gooey inside, crusty outside with crunchy fig seeds throughout the cake. It reminds me of sticky fig pudding and sticky date pudding. I don't plan to make this again soon because there is a slice sitting in my freezer! We will see how long that lasts. The recipe is available here.
Today's Favourite Photo
Source: The Hungry Cow
Dragon shaped yu sheng
Today’s Favourite Blog
“The time to buy is when there's blood in the streets”. This adage worked for Baron Rothschild who made a fortune buying in the panic following the Battle of Waterloo against Napoleon. But I don’t think that’s what the residents of a small Polish town of Koscierzyna did when there was literally blood flowing on the streets.
While the Battle of Waterloo saw humans fighting each other and blood spilling on the streets, there was a different kind of battle in Koscierzyna, it was a battle of humans against crumbling infrastructure. Infrastructure lost this battle. The local sewer system clogged up and as a result blood was from a nearby slaughterhouse flooded the streets.
Question that came immediately to my mind was why this blood went into the sewer system instead of being used to made black pudding?