Inspiration is everywhere. It’s up to the eye to take notice, the mind to imagine and the hands to recreate a vision.
Every time I pass by a vegetable and fruit vendor, I take in the sights and a ton of inspiration flows through. I am a fairly new cook with only about 12 years of experience in the kitchen. I’ve been eating though, for a good 30 years! I am delighted with every new discovery – which may annoy some.
This cherry cake has it’s own little story. A bundle of cherries along with fresh herbs like thyme and rosemary were sent in from Mumbai and a sudden craving for something sweet, beautiful and really, a good cake inspired this instant loaf cake. I’m fairly strict with my schedule and plans, but for some reason I decided to break my own rules and miss the morning office hours for a spot of baking – cherries folded into a thick thyme, vanilla and almond batter, topped with a gorgeous white glaze, infused with fresh thyme.
Since it was a method that I didn’t follow any instructions from, I ended up “winging it” with measurements, but it worked out brilliantly. I used a smaller loaf tin, which cuts into exactly 8 slim slices (which was enough between Little Vini and I). It was so delicious we decided not to share.