Tom: So, what did you all think of the curry? Those were clean plates!
Kate: Completely mopped up. Yup. We were demanding more sauce. You need to triple the quantity of that sauce.
Liam: It doesn’t need rice. The naan bread was great.
Mick: I preferred eating the curry with the bread, rather than using weapons.
Kate: It had a gentle but intense heat that crept up on you. It didn’t overwhelm you, but left you wanting more!
Liam: I second that.
Kate: You just want another hit.
Tom: The chillis were “whole, but pierced”. Which was new to me. It was a huge faff to make, though, right?
Kirstin: It was such a faff. I had to start last night. But you know, it was the best chicken tikka masala I’ve ever had! I would make it again. But I would schedule two hours to make it.
Kate: It took longer than you thought?
Kirstin: It did.
Liam: Normally I go for vindaloos. I go for heat rather than flavour. But that had flavour!
Kate: We would have that again! We would get a whiff of it, and you would get a knock on the door!
Tom: It did make the house smell nice.
Kirstin: I had to marinate it the night before, and then make the sauce. No grinding the spices. Then I had to grill the chicken and add it to the sauce.
Mick: Is there coconut milk in it?
Tom: No, just cream. So, what do you think of the cupcakes? Can you guess the flavour?
Mick: We think lime and lemon so far.
Kate: And there’s something dusted on top.
Kirstin: Can you taste any alcohol in it?
Mick: Rum? Is it Bacardi?
Kirstin: Yes! Nine o’clock this morning, I was boiling up Bacardi. You make them, and then you put the rum sauce on top of the sponge and let it soak in. There’s also a bit in the icing. So they are Mojito cupcakes!
Kate: Ah! I can taste it in the zest!
Liam: I am going to have a lot of wrappers left on my plate.
Kate: I am dipping my cupcake in the zest!
Kirstin: He wanted me to put mint in the sponge, and I didn’t; I didn’t like the idea of finding random mint pieces in my cupcakes.
Tom (being fed a cupcake while typing): Mmmm. Thank you.
Kirstin: I could always give you some toothpaste if you want the mint flavour.
Kate: We didn’t guess the flavour.
Kirstin: Yes you did! You did really well!
Kate: We take that back. We did really well! More please!