We are celebrating the Winter Solstice with bright, sunny days and freezingly clear nights, which translates to an incredibly cold kitchen. Thus, in preparation for making a birthday cake today, I decided that the only way to bring things up to ‘room temperature’ was to get everything ready, bring it to the heated front room, and then do this:
Otherwise, if I left it all out on the kitchen bench, I think that the ingredients might even have ended up colder than if it all stayed in the fridge!
(It was less than 1*C at 7am this morning. I’m not exaggerating how cold my kitchen was today.)
(It probably isn’t quite that bad now, at 10am, but it’s still pretty cold in there)