As if this ‘word’ needed to be made any longer!
But like ‘cubism’ or ‘realism’ or ‘impressionism’ or any of the ‘-isms’ which my English teacher seems to believe applies to every English word in the dictionary (humanism, beliefism, train-trackism – whatever, the context, believe you me there will be an –ism in there!), I decided that one of the most famous words in the history of English should really join the party. And thus…
Supercalafragalisticexpialadoshusism was born. :)
There are some concepts in this world which have a supercalafragalisticexpialadoshus-ity about them.
What I mean when I use this convoluted but very catchy word is that there are concepts which are hit-you-in-the-head-with-a-brick painful.
They are so warped, so twisted, such a stretch of the imagination, that you feel like your brain is being
a) Pulled apart by 4 horses
b) Put on the rack and stretched
c) Turned into a slinky with all the information falling out of the gaps
Hmmm… I suppose an example of such a concept would be the whole, does a tree make sound by falling in a forest if no one is around to hear it?
What are you saying? That noise is relative? That it does not truly exist and it is our own human interpretation? That the whole ‘sound waves travelling’ jazz is only for living organisms, and in reality, there is no noise? Each animal has a different interpretation of a noise? Is it our brains messing with us? Is the Earth silent?
Why would you ask that question if scientists have toiled endlessly to prove sound exists outside of our minds!?
Hurts? Yes, yes it does. Can you not feel me hyperventilating through the screen?
And do not even get me started on Schrödinger and his cat in a box because that brings in quantum physics and *mild word used here*, stuff like that and honestly, if anything will fall under supercalafragilisticexpialadoshusism, it is physics!
Just to leave you on a note which is more than slightly atrocious, did you know scientists are currently investigating the theory that our universe could be potentially located in the middle of two other universes?
Let me go all twitter on you for a minute.
Damn you astrophysicists.
To deal with the new concept of supercala – ok you know what, I will just copy and paste it, supercalafragilisticexpialadoshusism (so much easier) I think we all need a treat. Comfort food, stuff-your-face-into-a-bowl-because-the-world-is-too-scary treats!
And I have just the perfect recipe for you. Enter pound cake. Pound Cake. The most perfectly moist and buttery, dense but delicious pound cake in the history of pound cakes. Whoever invented the pound cake would get a kick out of eating this recipe.
Oh and guys… add some Nutella to that ;)
Yeah, it made me forget too :)
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Double Swirled Nutella Pound Cake
Source: Mastering The Art Of Baking (my changes are in bold)
Serves: 8 (or one…)
- 185g butter, softened (I used salted)
- ½ cup caster sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- ½ tsp orange/lemon zest
- 3 eggs, room temperature
- 100g plain flour
- 75g SRF (self raising flour)
- 1 tsp allspice
- 60ml full cream milk
- One jar Nutella (full preferably)
- Icing sugar to dust, optional
- Preheat oven to 180 160 degrees C. Grease an 8x19cm bar tin (loaf tin) with melted butter (margarine) and line with baking paper, extending over the sides – If you forget to line like me, do not sweat, as soon as the cake comes out of the oven, continuously run a skewer or sharp knife around the edges to keep it from sticking and pray you greased the bottom really well
- Use an electric mixer to beat butter, sugars, zest and vanilla together in a large bowl until pale and creamy
- Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition
- Sift the flours and spice into another bowl and using a wooden spoon, fold into the butter mixture, alternating with the milk (half batter, half milk etc.)
- Combine till smooth but do not over-mix
- Spoon ½ the mixture into the tin, smooth it and then plop in generous spoonfuls of Nutella (warm the Nutella up beforehand if not a little runny)
- Using a skewer, delicately swirl the Nutella through the cake
- Spoon the other half of the cake batter on top and smooth it, and repeat swirling motion with fresh Nutella on top
- Bake the cake for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean
- Leave the cake in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool
- Dust with icing sugar and serve :)