Sunday, 30 January 2011
Proof that you CAN have your cake and eat it too....
Caffea Moguntia - the Tin Shed On Wheels - performs an excellent role in bringing the most disparate people together.
I met Helen of Heliospheric there years ago, I met Bat of 50 Grad there last year and today I met Rute André.
She misguidedly stumbled over MDP back in August last year, at some stage outed herself as an exceptionally skilled ex-pat Portuguese baker-with-a-blog and her most recent effort - Biscuit Joconde Imprime wrapped around an Entremets dessert - looked just too good to be true.
I offered to buy her a coffee if she'd be prepared to front up with something comparably tasty this morning.
So there we were - drinking Moguntia's excellent coffee in a vain attempt to stay warm in sub-zero temperatures and devouring a quite stunning piece de culinary resistance, surrounded by astounded and envious non-participants.
"Oh, it's EASY" she says, telling Mrs jb how to create the delicate pink vertical stripes in the sponge casing "You just do this and that and then chill it and pour the sponge mix thinly on top and bake it really quickly"
Probably applying some nano-stick wizardry to molecular gastronomy as well, which fits in with the biomineralisation doctorate that she's doing at the Johannes Gutenberg university as part of the EU's Seventh Framework Programme.
Anyone complaining about the "yoof of today"?
Nothing wrong with this one - a real sweetie.
PS Note to self
Invite fishandchips for coffee
Invite Gucki for coffee
Wouldn't want anyone to feel marginalised....