Friday, April 14, 2017

L: Lamington cake #AtoZChallenge


In college in Pune, we were a hungry lot. Good food was expensive and depended largely on our budgets. More often than not, we were broke and survived on Maggi Noodles and bread and eggs. One of those "I am hungry but am broke" days, a friend got us some Lamington cakes from Spicer College Bakery. We greedily lapped it up, it was like the best thing we had eaten in days!

Years later, pretty recently in fact, we went somewhere and I saw Lamington cakes and promptly got some for my girls. The spouse did not care for it much, "too much coconut," he said. The girls were okay with it and I found it wasn't half as exciting as it had been, years ago. I remembered those college days and the friendship we shared. I found myself thinking of how it would have been a treat for us in those days.

Hunger is such a wonderful thing.

And you? Is there any memory of any food you would have greedily lapped up when you were broke but would not care for now?
Hunger is such a wonderful thing.


2 comments:

  1. My mother made the best Lamington cakes ever. Unfortunately she lost her recipe book :( Now I buy them from the supermarket.

    Suzy at Someday Somewhere Live as if

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  2. Aww. I can imagine, losing or forgetting a recipe is such a terrible feeling specially if it was an old one! Enjoy the rest of the challenge!!

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