Jane Austen moment in Persuasion
Chapter 9One morning, very soon after the dinner at the Musgroves, at which Anne had not been present, Captain Wentworth walked into the drawing-room at the Cottage, where were only herself and the little invalid Charles, who was lying on the sofa.
The surprise of finding himself almost alone with Anne Elliot, deprived his manners of their usual composure: he started, and could only say, "I thought the Miss Musgroves had been here: Mrs Musgrove told me I should find them here," before he walked to the window to recollect himself, and feel how he ought to behave.
"They are up stairs with my sister: they will be down in a few moments, I dare say," had been Anne's reply, in all the confusion that was natural; and if the child had not called her to come and do something for him, she would have been out of the room the next moment, and released Captain Wentworth as well as herself.
He continued at the window; and after calmly and politely saying, "I hope the little boy is better," was silent.
Honey & Pistachio Cake
Adapted from Jamie Oliver
225g Greek yogurt
75g ground almond
1 lemon zest
1 orange zest
1 tsp baking powder
200 ml olive oil
Honey & pistachio syrup
100 ml honey
150g pistachio roughly crushed
1/2 lemon juice
1/2 orange juice
1) Preheat oven to 180°C & grease a square cake pan
2) Combine all ingredients for cake & stir well till all combined. Pour batter in a grease square cake pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes till golden brown. Let to cool.
3) For topping: Place pistachio & honey in a sauce pan on medium heat. Stir well & remove from heat & add in lemon & orange juice. Stir well till all combined.
4) Poke the cake with a small knife so that the cake will absorb all the honey topping. Topped with honey & pistachio syrup. Leave the cake to absorb the syrup for 20 minutes before serve.