Tonight, I spent the evening with the Edinburgh Cake Ladies at Mimi's Bakehouse, sharing and comparing some spectacular tarts. Just that I since I'm currently failing on the dairy re-introduction, I couldn't eat any of them. But mmmmmm they looked awesome. Chocolate, caramel, rhubarb, frangipane, pecan, custard, lemon, bergamot, raspberry, apple, onion - the list goes on. The table was literally groaning with tarty specimens - well done cake ladies! All set in the ever lovely and now bigger and better than ever Mimi's Bakehouse. (Next time you're in Leith, pop in for some seriously amazing cakes and yummy food, served with a touch of both elegance and mischief.)
And my tart... I made a Rum and Coconut Treacle Tart. I'm classing it as neither a success or failure - the jury remains out. Dairy free margarine doesn't make good pastry, but putting rum in anything makes it taste good, so the end result was kind of neutral. I'll post it soon, because for once I got some nice baking photos! Yey - natural daylight.
But back to the masochism... pretty much at the other end of the scale from an evening of cake feasting, on Saturday I ran the Mighty Deerstalker "5k" adventure race. "5k" turned out to be more like 8k, with a host of obstacles including scree climbs, bogs, river crossings, cargo nets and two 6ft high walls! But my partner in crime and I both completed it relatively unscathed - well done Mrs H!!!
|Unglamorous - but I'm not sure there is a glamorous way to get a leg up over a 6ft wall! (Thankyou kind helping man!)|
|Watch out Bambi!|
|Mummy School goes Deerstalking|