If olympus hadn’t fallen you may very well have been salivating over the picture of my daughter’s birthday cake. A chocolate sponge, sandwiched together with raspberry jam, fresh cream and a smattering of fresh raspberries. The top weighed down with a chocolate butter icing combined with a full melted bar of 50% Lindt chocolate and another generous smattering of fresh raspberries and of course 12 pink candles. And did i mention the raspberry coulis? Yum. Rinsed the raspberries and heated them with a tbsp of caster sugar then sieved to a produce a sharply sweet syrup that perfectly accompanied each mouthful of chocolate and cream. Sublime.
Alas my trusty digital has bowed out and it’s time to invest in a proper camera. One that makes proper camera noises and has interchangeable lenses. I will have to wait until the kids are back to school after Easter until i pay a visit to Denis McSweeney’s photography suppliers in Cork City but until then I will be doing my research. So far I’ve concluded that the choice will be between Nikon and Canon.
Meanwhile I will be heading to West Cork for the Easter Weekend and paying a visit to Schull’s Farmers Market. Till next time, Sheila