I love Nigella Lawson, an amour that has led to the purchase of several of her cookbooks in which there are luscious photographs of chocolate cake and Nigella.
I am not all that adept in the kitchen. I can boil an egg, make a great spag bol or variation on that theme, sprinkle grated cheese on expertly prepared baked beans on toast (the King of Meals) and bake a mean pancake – when I choose.
However, Lisa and kitchen expertise does not seem to go much beyond the above.
During another bout of Thesis Avoidance, I came across my Nigella Feast cookbook. I realised that I had yet to make something from this cookbook and, thus, had not yet justified my purchase of it.
Not surprisingly, I felt like chocolate cake. One thing you can guarantee when flicking through a Nigella cookbook – there will be plenty of chocolate cake recipes to choose from.
I chose to make this chocolate cake.
I guess my mistake was thinking that I was expert enough to tweak Nigella’s recipe. As you can see, my efforts were not quite as pretty, however, it did taste a lot better than it looked.