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!!!