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mercredi 7 mars 2012

My gateau habit!!

We have such divine patisseries here - their window displays filled with amazing jewel-like confections.............



Each offering is a work of art created with such love by our local artisan patissiers............



So.............. why on earth do I try to make cakes at home when baking has never been my 'forte'.?

Today I decided to make a chocolat gateaux.  I had all the ingredients in the bowl ready to be whisked. I switched on the electrix mixer and plunged it into the mixture But, somehow, the fringed torchon tea towel hanging off  my shoulder suddenly got tangled in the mixer - and I panicked!

If I had used my brain and simply switched the mixer off that would have been the end of the incident. But "non".....not me! Instead of switching off the mixer with the on/off switch, I tried to make my way to the plug socket to pull the plug out - during which time the cloth kept whizzing around  and getting tighter and tighter until smoke starting to seep from the machine!

So now no cake ................ and no working mixer!

Perhaps the next time my gateau habit takes hold I will just reach for the car keys!!!

4 commentaires:

  1. Hi Shirley, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
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  2. Shirley I too would have a serious gateau habit if I lived in France, they almost look too good to eat! I can't make cakes either, probably a good job as I am a large enough member of society as it is! Have a great day.
    Jo xx

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  3. Shirley that is so funny, I can't stop smiling at the image!! Nice try but hey, really, why would you?? You will have to keep those little places secret from Michael when we come as we will never be able to drag him out.....
    T X
    I off course will have to visit the patisserie for photographic reasons.

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  4. My trick is to live next door to a patisserie...LOL - oh your mishap is so hilarious. I can picture it all in my mind....:o

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