Pomegranates? It was such a simple fruit when I grew up. Everyone had a pomegranate tree in their garden! We would pick the fruit from the tree and throw it on a paved area to break it. Some of the fruits were sweet and some were sour. We would dump the sour ones immediately and just pick another one!
It was only later that I realised that the taste of the fruit differed depending on the ripeness of the pomegranates, but luckily most of the pomegranate fruits were quite moderate in taste.
I have totally forgotten about this fruit and would only remember about it on our visits to my brother in Pretoria, where my children would still marvel in the wonder of the fruit on his pomegranate tree!
All of the sudden pomegranates became VERY popular, about 12 years ago! It also became very expensive! Luckily we still had a supply from my brother, when we were in Pretoria!
I have been craving pomegranates the last month or so and I wanted to make a pomegranate cake. After I lot of thinking I have decided to use my favourite butter cake as a basis for the pomegranate cake and although it was quite sweet, it was really delicious.
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