Flicking through John Torode’s new book, I loved the description of each dish. All homely meals and recipes are beautifully written and so easy to follow. I was deciding what to make for a competition he has going on at the moment called cook it, blog it, win it.
This is a very personal book and dishes he makes at home.
I usually cook savoury so thought I would make something different.
I was particularly drawn to the Pistachio and Cardamom cake – a flavour combination which is like a marriage made in heaven.
John Torode describes it in the following way:
I find the scent of cardamom romantic and evocative and the aroma as it cooks always makes me feel like I am making something really special and generous. This cake is just that: generous, soft, soggy, sweet and heady with spice. It tastes good when it has been allowed to cool but when eaten hot it is a beauty and may even involve you in a promise
I completely agree! The aroma while it was baking filled the house with a wonderful fragrance and both my husband and I were incredibly impatient for the 30 minutes it was in the oven.
The recipe was really easy to follow and I was particularly interested by his tip on covering the cake pan with foil for 25 minutes while it was in the oven.
I scattered rose petals all over it and made the cream described in the book and this was absolutely delicious. It gave such an amazing flavour fusion with the cake.
This is my entry for cook it, blog it, win it from his book #MyKindOfFood
I am unapologetic that there is a slice cut from the cake. Neither of us could wait to dig in and my husband even had some for breakfast this morning.
No rules on when it is acceptable to eat cake right?
If you would like more information on his new book head here:
The book is available on Amazon.
If you decide to enter this competition good luck and happy cooking/baking.