Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Duchess Bakes a Cake

Put this in the Berry category:

"She added some eggs, several dozen, well-beaten,
And some left-over pudding that they hadn't eaten.
Bilberries, gooseberries, cranberries, bogberries,
Blackberries, mulberries, burberries, dogberries;
Peppermint, cinnamon, laurel and squill,
Wintergreen, nutmeg, angelica, dill --
Whatever she found she put into the batter,
And what she left out didn't really much matter...."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My daughter Annabelle used this passage for an audition last year. She used the copy (1954 edition) that my mother read to us when we were little. I can still remember her saying "lovely, light, luscious, delectable cake"