After my time in Tal’s studio in Israel, our group walked to her house, which was a short stroll away. I laughed so hard over lunch conversations. And wow, dessert was an experience, I can tell you. A sumptuous-looking cake came out, then Tal’s husband lavished berries in the centre of the cake until the scarlet liquid billowed over like a volcano. No-no cutting pieces of cake for us: we all dug in with forks, breaking pieces of chocolate up as we went.
Then Tal challenged us to dig in with our hands. I thought…wait…what? It’s not the sort of thing I would usually do as a guest (or at home!) but we all dug in. It was hilarious, and fun, and crazy. And delicious.
When I was home again, I decided to try this with my own family. You know: break the etiquette rules for a moment! The kids couldn’t believe it, and I can say, they absolutely LOVED it. It was so much fun.
What You Need
- Vanilla bunt cake (recipe I used here)
- Block of chocolate
- 1 or 2 x cans of berries
- Cream if desired
We started with forks, and it just evolved into hands towards the end. Smashed it. Loved it.
More Posts from Israel
- What I learned From Israel and the Women Who Live There
- Chats over Good Food: Parenting in the Holiest Cities in the World
- It Takes a Village to Raise a Child: Inside a Kibbutz Commune in Israel
- Why I was Homesick in Israel
- Tower of David Museum
- Rediscovering My Motivation
- Anti-Bullying Technology
- Eat Cake With Your Hands
I was invited to Israel by not-for-profit organisation, Vibe Israel to share my experiences of the country. All opinions and story ideas are my own. Images by Sharni Sadicario.