It’s been an annual tradition for a while now where I bike my age in miles. I turn 49 on Monday, so I needed 49 miles 😀
Monday weather looked iffy, so I chose to do the ride on Sunday. My longest ride this season has been 41 miles, so I was ready for the ride.
One more year of miles and then I am going to switch over to kilometers LOL! It’s getting to be a long ride. That was like a 19 mile run.
I have to say that I am in really great bike shape for the season. I’ve got good endurance and my hill legs are much better than last year. Not sure why, but I’ll take it.
It was family cake time after that. I was ready to refill those calories 😀 Yesterday John spent hours making a cake for me. We’ve gotten into watching the Great British Baking Show on Netflix, which makes us want to bake all the things. Anyway, there was a master class on the recipes and a dobos torte was on the show. Normally chocolate, but Mary Berry made it all about caramel and John said he would make it for me. I loves me some caramel. Here is the recipe.
The cake ended up with 10 layers. Here was assembly:
I came out to peek occasionally, but tried to stay out of the kitchen while he was baking. It turned out very impressive!
Instead of brittle, I requested candied pecans around the outside. The top is so pretty!
That is a layer of the cake topped with some caramel and cut into triangles.
This cake was the star of the show. John did an amazing job. The inside:
For as rich as the cake is, it is actually very light. I don’t think I will ever get John to make this cake again, but it was worth it 😀 I could probably use another 49 miles to have another slice!