Monday, 27 April 2015

Share your joy

Ready for the oven

Four bowls needed
 Now here's a prayer from St Thomas More (1478 - 1535) which whatever your religion or no religion could give you inspiration and comfort today.

Prayer for Good Humour

Grant me, O Lord, good digestion and also something to digest.

Grant me a healthy body and the necessary good humour to maintain it.

Grant me a simple soul that knows to treasure all that is good and that doesn't frighten easily at the sight of evil, but rather finds the means to put things back in their place.

Give me a soul that knows not boredom, grumblings, sighs and laments nor excess of stress because of that obstructing thing called 'I'.

Grant me, O Lord a sense of good humour.

Allow me the grace to be able to take a joke, to discover in life a bit of joy
and to be able to share it with others.

First of all here's a wonderful recipe for chocolate cake, that takes care of something to digest.

Serves six

100g butter, softened
100g sugar
3 eggs separated
50g flour
250g chocolate, melted with 50g milk and left to cool

Beat the egg whites in a large clean dry bowl until stiff
In another bowl beat together the butter and sugar until soft
Add the three egg yolks and beat well until thick and creamy.
Fold in the flour.
Stir in the melted chocolate mixture
Fold in the beaten egg white

Pour into a loose bottom cake tin lined with oven paper.
bake in the oven at 170 degrees for 25 - 30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool in the tin
Sprinkle with icing sugar to serve or decorate with whipped cream rosettes.

And now for the humour part :)
Did you hear about the chef who got an electric shock?
He stood on a bun and a currant shot up his leg.
ha ha ha ha
and one of my favourite verses by Hilaire Belloc
From quiet homes and first beginnings
Out to the undiscovered ends,
There's nothing worth the wear of winning
But laughter and the love of friends.

So share your joy today, make a cake and share it, pass on a funny joke, get in touch with someone who cares about you, anything that gives joy!
Ready to go

1 comment:

  1. Very inspiring! ...and I can just imagine St. More gobbling up that chocolate cake whilst cracking up at the chef joke ;)