nothing wrong with a little something sweet

Saturday, 9 February 2013 • No comments

After dinner today, i felt the need to eat something sweet. Like the meal wasn't over till i got something sweet. I've been feeling like this a lot lately and i've been feeling guilty about it. Growing up, dessert wasn't a normal part of a meal so i guess thats why i feel like its an unnecessary extra but on further thought, in other parts of the world dessert is a normal part of a meal. So i wonder; are these desires for something sweet after a meal natural? I mean i've been baking so much and have probably gotten used to having a pie or cake in my fridge at all times but is that why or is it simply a natural urge i just realised. According to wikipedia, 'Desserts were first made using natural ingredients that were locally available. In ancient civilizations people enjoyed dried fruits, honeycomb, or nuts. These were considered the first candies. When sugar began to be manufactured in the Middle Ages more sweet desserts became available. Even then sugar was so expensive usually only the wealthy could indulge on special occasions.' After reading that it remembered that once in a while we did have fruits after our food. It must be natural. 
I decided to make a chocolate cake. I gathered all the ingredients i had in my reach and made an experimental session of it. With the absence of milk, i used water for the batter and was not able to make buttercream. I whipped up the little double cream i had left with a pinch of sugar and topped with dark chocolate shavings. I also put some of these chocolate shavings in the batter to make it richer. 

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