Sunday, 9 October 2011

I'm in trouble.

My wife didn't appreciate my comments about her baking.


Yep, I'm definitely in trouble...

22 comments:

Maverickapollo said...

Deadman Walking, you just dont know it yet :)

David Cotton said...

It wasn't the cleverest thing I've ever said...

Alan Sloman said...

You sure there isn't another tray still in the oven saying "I want to"
?

Just a thought - Best to check...

David Cotton said...

Alan:
I doubt it. Never, ever criticise a woman's baking.

As it happens I was right, and the tarts went straight into the bin. It was like eating sand (and believe me, I've done that once or twice by accident).

The lessons:
1) Never make tarts with spelt flour.
2a) Never criticise your wife's cooking.
2b) Especially if you are right.

:-)

rfwitch said...

1) Never leave your wife elbow deep in spelt wheat and flora and go upstairs.

2) Never ever go upstairs, saying, "You muck around with that for a bit. I'll come down later and make proper jam tarts."

Actually, there is a zeroth law of baking: never attempt to make wholewheat vegan jam tarts. 'Cos not even vegans want those.

David Cotton said...

In my defence, I had to go upstairs as I was laughing so hard that I needed to run to the loo.

Lesson 3: If you have to add flour to a sticky dough for five minutes, then it might perhaps be best to give up and start again. :-)

At which point it may be best for me to stop commenting, as my wife's eyes are exhibiting a certain warning glint...

David Cotton said...

Ow!

Alan Sloman said...

Marital bliss. One of life's little certainties.

What did you do with all the hot jam? Maybe that's too much RFI

rfwitch said...

You give me ideas, Alan. ;-)

Actually, he did burn himself on some anyway. I missed my chance. Maybe later.

Alan Sloman said...

Or, you could try THEM LIKE THIS

David Cotton said...

Yes, I burnt myself BAKING SOME TARTS. Most women would love a husband who bakes them cakes.

I would have thought that a dozen scrumptious tarts and a few dough balls would have made up for any reckless comments I might have made .

And you must admit that they were very nice.

Unlike yours :-)

rfwitch said...

Part of this conversation is going on off-line, and David is about to post something he'll regret.

Ah, he's already done it.

rfwitch said...

@Alan, surely not when they were still hot!

Perhaps it would have induced him to eat them.

*looks some more at pictures* I think the tarts were far too crumbly for this purpose.

rfwitch said...

:-)

Do I need more kinks? No, I don't.

...

I hope my MIL is not reading comments on this blog.

Alan Sloman said...

I'm not sure how you would attach the tassels though. maybe by poking them through from the jam side before the application of the jam - the jam would then hold the tassels in place.

I am sure your MIL will know...

rfwitch said...

Very practical.

It is important to ensure the transfer of information from one generation to the next.

Alan Sloman said...

You are going to need a whole lot more jam from now on, aren't you?

rfwitch said...

I could make some. David could insult my jam-making.

Normally, I get insults one day and compliments the next. Consecutive days of insults means he needs to work extra hard at the compliments tomorrow.

StellaHunter said...
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rfwitch said...

I'm taking it all back. You are most brilliant husband ever. <3

Thank you for yesterday.

rfwitch said...

Stella, it was the wife who wrote the dough message. I have heard that she is a venomous harridan, though.
:-)

Angella Stevens said...

I can also advise you never to criticise your wife's cooking. You just need to stimulate and make her compliments even if you did not really like her meals. That will make her more enthusiastic in the kitchen.
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