‘What?’ you say. Of course we cook and bake by hand. No, I mean really.
Good friends were here yesterday (and helped us with felling a dead 40 foot tall tree, a whole other post – they really earned their meal!). We were all hanging out in the kitchen as we got supper ready. I noticed N looking at me strangely as I whipped cream in a stainless steel bowl.
‘Are you really doing that?’ she asked.
‘THAT – whipping that by hand.’
Yup, I was, and I usually do. I don’t have an electric mixer and it’s actually quite fast to do it with a whisk by hand (I also have an old fashioned manual egg beater that I got for three dollars at some antique place years ago – my older son is quite partial to it).
Am I an anachronism, or does anyone else out there do this? Please tell me what kitchen tasks you like to keep simple!
(By the way, the cream was for rhubarb fool, which was scrummy. I love rhubarb season – and it’s just $2 a bunch at my local farmer’s market!)