Tuesday, March 24, 2009


It's March in chilly Manchester - and I recall my lovely fortnight in Spain. There are many good memories.

Long sunny walks and drinking by the sea.

Beautiful birds - wonderful warblers and waders, twittering passerines and dazzling ducks (see the ferruginous duck above).

But no penduline tits.

But of all my holiday memories - one lingers more than the others.

That fabulous CAKE I had on my grumpy day.
I thought I'd better check again to make sure. So I bought more.

It comes in a box.

It tastes of cherry, vanilla, lemon, cream and - well - cake.

It is the food of the gods and it comes with its own little knife.

Perfect with a glass of very cheap sparkly wine.




Blogger Steve said...

That's a handsome cake with come to bed eyes. It could turn even me...

7:18 am  
Blogger Malc said...

That's what I call a cake.

I'll bet those decadent Mediterranean types have it for breakfast, don't they?

7:31 am  
Blogger Dave said...

That duck is trying to hypnotise me.

So is the cake.

7:31 am  
Blogger I, Like The View said...

wow - that's some slice of cake! I'd like the top layer please

and the box it came in


8:04 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

…… into a ‘bon vivant’ ‘glutton’ ???

Yes - with a large glass of brandy. No sense of decorum have they?

Look away quickly - think of your waistline.
Ferruginous ducks are well known as a bad influence.

And I’ll throw in the little knife - you’ll love it.

8:39 am  
Blogger Arabella said...

Every good cake deserves a nice box. Lucky you.

9:02 am  
Blogger scarlet-blue said...

Has MJ seen this....?
I had chocolate brownie and cream the other day... I am in the mood for more...

9:33 am  
Blogger Rog said...

Not with the wine, surely??!!! A cake like that deserves a nice cup of Typhoo...

10:24 am  
Blogger SSS said...

Truly 'tis the most wonderous cake.

10:33 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

That box looked good enough to eat.

A chocolate brownie is not worthy of a superstar like yourself. Even with cream!

I am a great fan of wine and cake after reading about it in an Anita Brookner novel.
A woman used it to get her man back from his mistress!
Don't think Typhoo would have been quite up to the task.

I'm not really a big cake eater (that's why I'm not big).
But this is the ambrosia of cakes.

10:55 am  
Blogger Ponita in Real Life said...

Very delicious looking cake! Since you bought more, I assume it tastes as good as it looks.

The duck might taste good too, as long as it isn't a fish eater.

12:00 pm  
Blogger xl said...

It is always dangerous to mention cake if MJ will be around. That is a delicious looking c*ke.

Oh Hai Ponita!

12:42 pm  
Blogger Geoff said...

"Long sunny walks and drinking by the sea."

This year we'll be walking along the front at Brighton with cans of Special Brew.

Rock cakes were always my favourite.

2:42 pm  
Blogger Ackworth born said...

I want some - I'm salivating - OK I'd better settle for a cup of tea and an apple bake!

3:30 pm  
Blogger MJ said...

Kaz, you've brought the following NSFW link upon yourself...

Did someone mention cake?

Oh Hai XL!

3:31 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

It tastes like heaven.
NO - you must never eat a duck - I love ducks.
Do the fish eaters taste bad?

'Dangerous' - how true?
Have you seen what she's done?
I should have known better.

Come off it - we know you're going to Brighton to do a bit of mingling with the celebs.
Macca, Zoe, Jordan and hasn't Noel got a house there?
If you see Julie Burchill give her my regards.
Rock cakes rock.

I hope that's a Low Calorie - Be Good to Yourself - Weight Watchers Apple Bake :)

No one in Manchester would ever do that sort of thing.
Hope I don't get a content warning now!

4:42 pm  
Blogger MJ said...

Oh dear. Am I barred from your blog now?

5:04 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

No - you're still my pal - but no CAKE for you.
You would only abuse it.

5:28 pm  
Blogger Ponita in Real Life said...

Fish eating ducks taste like fish... very eewwww.

Plant eating ducks are very yummy!

Oh Hai XL!

Oh Hai Scarlet!

Oh Hai MJ!

Rock cake? What is that? Is it good?

5:51 pm  
Blogger Pete said...

a fudge duck and cake. I like and approve of both :D

6:05 pm  
Anonymous NiC said...

I'm not generally a cake person but that has me salivating. It looks absolutely delightful.

And with its own little saw!

I can think of nothing in the house that will serve as a substitute.


8:17 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

OK - I'll tell all my favourite ducks to eat lots of fish!
A rock cake is like a chunky rough looking scone with raisins and sultanas. I eat it sliced in the middle with butter.

Great - I didn't know it was called a fudge duck. It looked beautiful in the sunshine.
Had I known - I could have made a joke abbout fudge and cake - but you beat me to it.

I suspect that - like the cheap fizzy wine- it may not have travelled well.
But to be honest I absolutely long for another slice - and I'm not a cake person either.

9:24 pm  
Blogger Gareth said...

looks lovely

10:18 pm  
Blogger Ponita in Real Life said...

Well, I won't eat your favourite ducks if they stay there then, but the ones here in Canada are fair game. Mallards are the best. My dad used to duck hunt every fall.

Are sultanas not a type of raisin? I will have to google them...

I love scones... sliced in the middle... with butter... just as you say!

5:40 am  
Blogger Ponita in Real Life said...

As per Wiki, sultanas *are* a type of raisin. See here.

Myself, I prefer currants, which apparently are also a type of raisin. And that I didn't know.

Such an educational blog, Kaz! I've learned something new today. :-)

5:44 am  
Blogger zIggI said...

ahhhh cake to roll in and lick off


more please

7:38 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

Hi Gareth - Good to see you again.
It's a very photogenic cake isn't it - and it tastes wonderful.

Sobs for poor little mallards :(
Sultanas are very juicy and make the scones taste twice as nice. I find raisins are a bit dry.

You sexy bugger.
This cake is too good to roll in - just lick and lick and .....

8:26 am  
Blogger BEAST said...

The cake looks grand , altho I am more an officiando of the majestic jam donut , I could be tempeed by the continental frippery .

1:46 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

It's a bit of a temptress that cake - it's a Penelope Cruz (as in Vicki Cristina Barcelona) sort of cake.
Jam Donut is more Britney.

5:30 pm  
Blogger tony said...

Crumbs! Its funny how we remember places.In Italy they sell some Kiwi Flavoured POP you just cant get in England for Love Nor Money.Im going back to Italy this year again ,just to bring back a crate full!

8:47 pm  
Blogger Mopsa said...

Kaz, now you are required to send a slice to Devon. You are a temptress.

3:00 am  
Blogger Roses said...

I'm not normally a fan of cake, I'd go for a bowl of olives any time, but I'd so have a slice of that. The trouble is...it looks almost too good to eat. Almost.

Om nom nom.

6:29 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

I hope that's Kiwi fruit and not the new Zealand species.

Unfortunately it was scoffed in Spain and it's not available in Manchester - makes mental note to send some next time. Holding of breath not recommended.

I am also an olive rather than a cake eater. But who says we have to stick to our stereotype?
It is a very photogenic cake - but too good NOT to eat..
P.S. Did you ever find out where we go in Spain?

9:32 pm  

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