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Worth The Wait: Autumn 2012
This autumn’s theme has a little story attached, so let us explain…
A wise friend recently told us that almost all baked goods (bar scones) taste better if left for a day. We were sceptical but decided to test it out. For us, the temptation to scoff and savour our creations normally wins out within a few hours of them coming out of the oven, but for argument’s sake we waited, and waited, and waited…
After what was an excruciating 24 hours we were finally permitted a bite. Low and behold, the cake in question was tastier and had greater depth. We were impressed.
This prompted excitable conversations on Twitter and inspired us to try applying patience and time to more foodstuffs – curry, chilli, lemonade, jam, sourdough… They all tasted better.
From roasts and slow cooking, to making your own pastry, to waiting it out for seasonal produce, we think that patience is an art worth developing when it comes to cooking. It’s not always essential, but it often helps.
So, let us know, what was ‘Worth The Wait’ to you this Autumn?
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