My life has been changed forever by this book, I hope…
A fair bit of toot and 30 books have left the building already, and there will be more sliding out the door over the next 6 months. For that’s how long the process is going to take methinks, but I am ON IT. As part of the ritualistic and ruthless decluttering I found an unidentifiable DVD and decided that whatever was on it, I would have it playing in the background while I was making Vincent’s cake. It turned out to be a real guilty pleasure of mine, Moonstruck with Cher and Nicolas Cage. The scene where they meet cracks me up. “I ain’t no freakin’ monument to justice! I lost my hand! I lost my bride! Johnny has his hand! Johnny has his bride!
So rather than being a little disgruntled about the fact I wasn’t really in the mood to make a cake but knew I had to, I really enjoyed making my cake. Anyone who has recently read Marie Kondo’s book and is as obsessed with it as I am, might understand my pleasure. Thank you cake tin! Thank you spatula! Thank you oven! My cake turned out lovely and I did all the clearing up and washing up too, rather than leaving it for ages as I usually would.
The recipe is here – it was gorgeous last time and I am hoping for the same result (won’t be tasting it until tomorrow). I made it almost exactly the same way, except this time I managed to find macadamia nuts (in Sainsbury’s) but couldn’t find crushed pineapple. So instead, I used a 425g can of Sainsbury’s pineapple chunks which I whizzed up in my little mini food chopper with all the juice. I forgot to sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon on top of the cake, but last time most of that fell off anyhow. I do like this suggestion I found online from a cook who also had this problem, she puts the topping in the middle of the loaf rather than on the top, I might try that next time.
I am taking the cake to Sanja and Sasa’s place tomorrow where we will be having a feast of Serbian food – can’t wait!
The cake looks yummy–hope you have a fun Serbian feast. And I have to get that book and declutter my DVDs/books/life…
Hi Jenny, pineapple nut bread sounds (and looks) delish!! Ha – that book is top of the list for my own decluttering new year’s aspirations. Very glad to hear it is living up to the hype!!! Taryn xx
Taryn, you MUST buy it – or, to avoid cluttering with another book, borrow it from the library! Seriously, it has changed my life. Just you wait for the forthcoming blog post about sorting out my socks and tights – ha ha! Marie Kondo is a total genius. Jx