Saturday, August 7, 2010

Roulade



Maria proposed Roulade as the third Sweet Punch. First thing I did was to seek Google's help to learn the way it is pronounced. It's pronounced as rooh-laad. I was very skeptical about being able to do the challenge as I had a humongous task of moving during the month end. Every weekend we were crazily going house hunting to return disappointed. Going through lot of stress as we had already given notice to the then house owner, worried that we would end up homeless. Finally we zeroed in on a house and were to move on July 24th, Saturday. On Friday morning, my daughter woke up with fever. I planned to take the day off from work and take her to a doc. While walking on the footpath, I suddenly tripped and got a twisted ankle. I knew I had to bake the cake that night or I will have to skip this challenge, coz once I move to a new place it would take some time to settle down. I was too scared to tell Abbas what I had in mind as I was sure he would blast at me if he comes to know. I quietly set out to whisk the batter. Abbas pitched in to the kitchen to see what's happening and gave a furtive glance saying "I don't know what to tell you. You know how hectic tomorrow is going to be, and you are here with sever pain in your ankle, blender clutched in your palm? This is heights of craziness" and left. I just placed the batter in a cake tin and then in the oven, set the timer and went to bed. I was too exhausted myself anyway. I got up in the morning and whipped cream, smeared it on the cake, rolled it using an aluminium foil and kept it in the refrigerator (As the cake was too cold, there were cracks while rolling). After that, didn't know how the day passed packing stuff and moving. We finally reached our new house at 10 PM. Unpacked a few boxes which held things that we immediately needed for the night. I was crazily looking for the cake to place it in the refrigerator but inspite of all our efforts we couldn't locate it. Ma said that the guys from Packer n Movers must have gulped it on the way. I was so sad that all my efforts went in vain. Then next morning, when we unpacked rest of the carton, we found it. I was elated specially after checking that it was till in edible condition. Refrigerated it for some time and we all had it. Abbas said it was my best so far. Pictures are not that good. I have clicked one among all the carton boxes to give the feel of the situation. Anyway, happy that I made it this time too among all hurdles.





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10 comments:

  1. Seema, that was adventurous! :) Btw, it looks real good! I am so glad that it survived all the packing and moving hungama! :)

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  2. Wow! That's a real challenge, making the cake on top of all your real life challenges. It came out really well.
    I too joined you guys this month.

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  3. wow!! I really admire your dedication. That's the spirit :) Thank you so much for joining us in spite of all the difficulties you had. Hope you are settled at your new place and you and your daughter are feeling well. Glad that you liked it :)

    Wishing you the very best at your new home!

    Cheers
    Maria

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  4. Wow thats great that u made it in right time..they look wonderful too!!!

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  5. great job with getting this done :)

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  6. u r very dedicated to baking...may the god of baking bless u with lot of good luck and health for your family...i hope you got over ur leg pain and your daughter is better now...take care and have a nice time in the new place...

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  7. oh...wow..my mouth is watering...just looking at that, excellent...!

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  8. Hats off to your patience dear.....hope u and u r kid recover soon.....first time here....nice to know that u r also from Bangalore....Iam also from Bangalore....roulade looks extremely yummy......

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  9. Really she does have patieeeeeeence..i was just stunned when i saw her in de kitchen!!..was just thinking..oh god wht is she made of...she is an extraordinary person to be with...love u darling.. :-)..Abbas

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  10. I want to know the container in which this stuff got packed!!! Thanks to Movers and packers who did a great job! But would like to add that if you can send me a couple of them through courier as its proved that this can stand the test of packaging !!

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