The English language confounds me. You can’t trust it. So many rules that are constantly broken. It’s capricious nature really became apparent while I teaching English in Japan.
Why is the ‘gh’ sound in enough pronounced ‘F’ ?
That was about lesson one and I still have no effing idea.
I was stumped with another English conundrum this week: why do we write cheesecake as one word, but chocolate cake as two? Luckily I had dip to console me!
I made this cheesecake dip for the Big Sister’s end of year Kindy concert. It’s egg and nut free, so it ticks the allergy boxes and using coconut sugar makes it free of refined sugar. If you’re shopping for coconut sugar (and don’t want to pay through the nose at the big two), I suggest checking your local Asian food shop, I’m buying mine at a fraction of the cost.
250g cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup coconut sugar
2 tbs milk
1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
fresh strawberries to serve
Beat the cream cheese until smooth.
Add the sour cream, coconut sugar, milk and vanilla bean paste. Mix until smooth, scraping the sides as need be.
Serve with fresh strawberries, apple slices or other bits of fruity goodness.
The dip was a big hit with the mums at kindy and since then I’ve been thinking it would be even better with a bit of crunch. I reckon a strawberry dipped in cheesecake dip and then in crushed ginger nut biscuits would be the bomb. If you try it before I do, let me know please?
Why isn’t phonetically spelled with an F?
Why cheesecake and not cheese cake?