Hokey Pokey is also a key ingredient of Minko’s cupcake for Groom 2.5 (read Cupcake Love Connection to see what this is all about). If she wanted to put Groom 2.5 in the mood, it worked! When he heard the name “hokey pokey,” he got a giant grin on his face. “You put it in, you put it out.” That’s what it’s all about!
Did Groom 2.5 Like the Hokey Pokey?
Sadly, it turned out that Groom 2.5 did not like the hokey pokey. It had the consistency of brittle, which he does not like. But do not fear, love will conquer all. When the hokey pokey was put in the “Do the Hokey Pokey Cupcake,” the texture was completely different and he didn’t mind it at all.
Hokey Pokey by Nigella Lawson
Below you’ll find Nigella Lawson’s hokey pokey recipe as sent to me by Minko.
When I followed the recipe the first time, I ended up with this:
I did a bit of research and came across Pennypincher’s Pantry. Pennypincher had made Nigella’s hokey pokey recipe and had about 50 comments from people, many of whom had made the recipe multiple times before getting it to work. I read all the comments and tried again (see the notes section of this recipe). It worked perfectly!