Wednesday 2 September 2015
Black Forest Gateau : The Sizzling Seventies
Low-carb Black Forest Gateau.
100g ground almonds
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon of melted butter
2 tablespoons of double cream
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
100 grams of pitted black cherries
Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
Melt the butter I used a Pyrex jug, add the eggs, cream, then add the dry ingredients and mix. Pour into a 6" microwave proof dish. Microwave in a 700watt for 3 minutes. Allow to cool and cut in half. Spread on extra thick cream and 100 grams of pitted black cherries ... serves 4 / 6
I think the Sizzling Seventies most favourite dessert was the Black Forest Gateau, I used to love it ... and still do but nowadays I eat the low carb version as shown above.
It seemed to me that 'Dinner Parties' were popular and we would often eat 'Fondue's' ... with cheese fondue a great favourite! Cheese fondue is a great way to spend a nice evening with family and friends. Children also love to dip their fresh vegetables into delicious molten cheese.
Cheese Fondue Set
In the 70's travel seemed to really take off, there were more cheap package holidays to Europe and many wanted to discover new places, and perhaps new tastes.
Spice racks became a kitchen must, and us would be cooks were more willing to experiment and try out these delicious spices.
Popular cooks in the 70's were Mary Berry and Delia, and of course both of them are still very popular today.
Can you remember the fashion? From the flares and platforms of the disco era to the Mohican type hairstyles and safety pins of punks. It certainly was a changeable decade.
Popular TV shows were Monty Python's Flying Circus and The Muppet Show.
... and who can forget the first showing of Star Wars, what a great series of films they turned out to be.
The 15th February 1971 saw the UK going decimal - read more here
The seventies also saw a heatwave ... it was the summer of 1976 and Britain experienced the longest and hottest summer on record. Lack of rainfall and searing sunlight caused lush green lawns to burn and shrivel into dead carpets of brown wasteland while gaping cracks appeared in the parched soil. Hosepipe bans and water shortages were common in many parts of the country, although the story was different in rainy Scotland where there was still an abundance of stocks in the reservoirs.
Read more about the seventies here
All the best Jan