So we get home and I start cooking straight away as the Rogan Josh had to be slow cooked and the cheesecake had to set. My DH was helping by cleaning out the dog kennels and vacuuming my car I am not sure how this helped with the impromptu dinner party we were having other than he was using my car to pick them up. Nonetheless I did manage to have the dinner cooking and the dessert setting the house cleaned, clothes hung up, and even had some Jazz music playing before they arrived an hour earlier than I had planned. They rang from the bus interchange to make it easier for DH to pick them up.
My Rogan Josh as always was great and the meat was tender from cooking for 7 hours. Although not to blow my own trumpet even though I had never made it before the Black forest cheesecake looked like the photo and tasted amazing. It was so light and the cherry sauce on top was delicious and the cherries inside the cheese cake added dimension. Eat your heart out Masterchef. I know how they feel when they do there pressure tests they get given a recipe and have to turn out a great dish without ever cooking it before. So much can go wrong you have to read the recipe very carefully I almost had a disaster as the ingredients asked for 300mls of thickened cream and when preparing it before I put it in the filling I read the method and saw it had to be whipped. So I had to whip the cream quickly and salvaged the dish. Imagine if I had just poured in the cream without whipping it I don't think it would of set properly. Also when I asked my DH to get me some plain chocolate biscuits for the base he got me scotch fingers with a chocolate bottom. The base turned out to be one of the features of the cheese cake and the dessert made the dinner party even if my DH claimed it was his was idea that I make the dessert from scratch and he chose the biscuits. I am still trying to work out how he claimed the glory for a beautiful dessert that I had made. At least in masterchef it is the cook that gets all the praise not the person that thought up the program.