I seem to have gained rather a reputation among the young ladies at school as someone who has a keen interest in food, a discerning and refined palate and a healthy appetite!
So I was very honoured when they asked me to sample some of the dishes that they had prepared for the preliminary rounds of a regional Masterchef competition
It would have been rude not to accept their kind offer and I prepared myself by only having a cauliflower and broccoli cup a soup and a ryvita with marmite for my lunch so that I was in a ravenous state for the judging …..
I loved the steak pie …. the pastry was well and truly puffy and the steak tender in a gorgeous gravy ….. nom, nom, nom!
I felt I had to try three banana and maple muffins before being able to declare them to be “As light as an angels breath and extremely morish”
However my overall favourite was a fruit and cream pastry dish in the shape of the Olympic Rings …. it was a culinary triumph and very original.
To thank the young ladies for their wonderful hospitality I naturally offered to help them with the washing up …. unfortunately they piled it up very enthusiastically and as I was feeling rather full by that time it took me quite a long time to work my way through ……. the hands that do dishes !