Post inspired by the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge This week’s theme is “Wonder”
Our very basic knowledge of Portuguese often means simple tasks turn into a challenge; today’s experience is a typical example. Although
I continue to study Portuguese I am struggling – the more I try, the more stressed I become!
After my recent “oven” saga I was keen to bake my favourite carrot cake so I gathered all the ingredients together adding them to the mixing bowl as per the recipe. Now, I don’t know what made be “steal” a few raisins as they went into the cake mix, but I am glad I did! Crunch crunch When I started to chew the raisins I realised, to my horror, they still pips in!
Why sell raisins this size complete with pips, for goodness sake? What recipe could possible require pips?
I looked in horror at the raisins I’d already stirred into the cake-mix and cursed; they would need picking out – one by one!
The thought of leaving the raisins, and baking the cake regardless, did momentarily cross my mind but was quickly dismissed. Common sense prevailed as the prospect of chewing cake and removing pips at the same time did not appeal!
The clue as to why these particular raisin had pips may be on the product label but I am sure I can’t see the word “sementes” which I thought meant (seeds) pips. This is not the first time I’ve been caught out – so what’s the secret?
What am I missing here? Please can anyone shed some light on this mystery. The label says “Passa Uva Moscatel” what words should I be looking for so the raisins I buy are pip-free?
After all the raisins were extracted – I finally used sultanas. This is my carrot cake.
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