“…and the first prize in the Victoria Sandwich competition goes to Mrs Smith. The rise and flavour were both impeccable, and the strawberry jam filling was home-made unlike others. I did wonder – did you doctor the official recipe, Mrs Smith? I caught the faintest tinge of cinnamon.”
“Oh no, Madame Chairman. I wouldn’t do such a thing” with my fingers firmly crossed behind my back.
I did in fact once win first prize for this competition, but I didn’t doctor the recipe: my only sin was to use my second-hand Bendix mixer, so the only thing I added was air. There was a lot of backbiting afterwards about these ‘rich’ people taking all the prizes. Little did they know the parlous state of our finances!
This is for Trifecta, wanting us to write between 33 and 333 words using this definition of the word Doctor: a : material added (as to food) to produce a desired effect or b : a blade (as of metal) for spreading a coating or scraping a surface.
My recipe is here, written as a wordle poem.