A little treat
Those nice people at Dr Oetker were kind enough to send me some more of their new cake release spray to give away to two of you good people. Now if you live in the US, this might be a non-event, but those of us living in the UK, being able to lay your hands on cake release spray is something exciting.
Yes, really. It is exciting. I shall explain.
Why? Well, the US – Nordicware in particular – have seen fit to allow the slow, very pricey trickle of bundt tins into this country. We have tins shaped like trains and beehives and bugs and pirate ships; it’s too exciting for words. Other manufacturers are producing more and more intricate pans too. Flowers, bugs, cars, teddies, genitals. Well, maybe not genitals, but frankly it’s only a matter of time.
Diligently, thoroughly and painstakingly we brushed these pans with melted butter or white fat and then, gently, but being careful not to miss a millimetre of pan exposed, we dust with flour, pausing only to rap all the excess down the sink so as not to smudge the detail. And we fret. Gently, evenly spooning the mixture in so as not to wipe away this melted fat/flour combo. It’s all very alarming to the uninitiated.
To be honest, they are less exacting with their forensic techniques in CSI. Positively slapdash in comparison.
So when you happen to see some lucky-as-a-rabbit-with-all-its-feet American cook on TV, casually spraying a bundt pan with some fabled cake release spray in just a moment, well, it really irks. I did buy some of the stuff in a little cookshop once, but as it had been imported, it was the most outrageous price. Unrepeatably expensive, in fact.
So, congrats to Dr Oetker for seeing this gap in the market and filling it! Hoorah!
And hoorah for giveaways.
So, as I said, two lucky readers from the UK will each receive one bottle of Dr O’s Cake Release Spray. Just leave a comment on this post and I’ll put your name in the hat! (Sorry they can’t be sent overseas – airmail restrictions and all that) Don’t forget to provide an e-mail addy when you sign in to comment!
Winner’s names will be announced on Wednesday 20th July. Good luck!