"The trouble with much modern cooking is not that the food it produces isn’t good, but that the mood it induces in the cook is one of skin-of-the-teeth efficiency, all briskness and little pleasure. Sometimes that’s the best we can manage, but at other times we don’t want to feel like a postmodern, post-feminist, overstretched woman but, rather, a domestic goddess, trailing nutmeggy fumes of baking pie in our languorous wake." – Nigella Lawson
I've always loved this quote by Nigella from her cookbook How to be a Domestic Goddess. Every time I read it, I feel it was written about me, and in fact, it probably describes most female home-cooks today. Brisk and efficient one day, caring and unhurried the next.
Today, I was a domestic goddess.
Chocolate Nutella Layer Cake
(recipe from Sweetapolita)
This special little cake was boxed up and sent on its way to a gorgeous little boy's 1st birthday party.