There's every reason to eat cake when you add nuts and stacks of seasonal fruit.
Summer is the perfect time to make cake – true!
Yes, that's right. If you've ever tried to chase a slab of hard butter around a bowl in a frigid kitchen while attempting to 'cream' it, try doing it in a lovely warm kitchen, or in the middle of a New Zealand summer. The butter will soften before your eyes and all your equipment will help keep things at an ambient temperature letting you whip butter and sugar to a thick airy cream. And that's the start of success with a butter sponge. Butter. It's had a lot of bad press lately, but take it all with a pinch of salt and a glass of wine (and a fried egg or two) because messages change all the time. The key to good health I reckon (and my father lived to 99 so I have quite a healthy perspective on this) is MODERATION.
Headland Sculpture on the Gulf has got off to a brilliant start on Waiheke – the exhibits are amazing and the weather has been brilliant. Don't forget you can spend a day enjoying the amazing art then tag on a cooking class at my home in Rocky Bay at the end of the day with the Summer Sunset Classes I am running through February. Love to see you here. Julie