An elephant never forgets and neither does a Yorkshire Pudding. Last week, two or three of my esteemed visitors requested a picture of me with my new haircut - now that I have lost my coronavirus mophead look. Like an obsequious waiter, seeking a fat tip, I have duly delivered. See the top picture. The little dots are not a facial ant colony but my shaven whiskers.
Another request concerned "Bosh!" cake mixes. I had bought a box of the "Bangin Brownie Mix" from Waitrose. Excited visitors, breathlessly asked me to post a picture of the resulting brownie cake after baking.
It took me less than five minutes to prepare the mixture - with the addition of some water and vegetable oil. Then I slammed it in the oven for twenty minutes and Bosh! it was done. I let it cool for ten minutes and then lifted the brownie with its baking parchment from the baking tray. Here it is:-
I let it cool for a further five minutes before slicing it into portions. Then Shirley and I tried it and do you know, considering that it has no eggs or milk in it, it was a hit! It had a light but slightly gooey texture and a true chocolately flavour. However, I must say that I have always liked crushed walnuts within brownies so next time I make this I will be adding a big spoonful.
In other news from The Empire of the Yorkshire Pudding, our son Ian is currently on holiday with a young lady in Ibiza and our pregnant princess Frances is almost certain to move back to Sheffield in the next couple of months with her beloved prince. She can just as easily work from home up here as down in the capital city. Last evening, Shirley and I went to look at a possible rental on their behalf. Marvellous panoramic views from the upstairs windows. It may be the one. They are planning to rent their flat out to London friends.
In further news - and this is possibly why I am hyperventilating this morning - I have at last got a dental appointment this afternoon. About six weeks into The Great Lockdown, a filling fell out of one of my molars, leaving a big hole. Fortunately, I have hardly been troubled by tooth pain but under normal circumstance I would have sought to get it fixed immediately. I fear that I may lose the tooth. Bloody coronavirus!