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Monthly Archives: May 2011
Okay, okay……. a few people have asked me to post a few photos of my sons 3rd Birthday cake…. “Tow Mater” from the Disney/Pixar film “Cars”. I’ve also decided to post this as part of the blogger EnglishMum’s Big Bake Off. So here it is…… Continue reading
This is an old favourite recipe of mine, which I haven’t made for a good few years. I used to make them for colleagues when I was working up in London, and they always went down a treat and disappeared very quickly. I saw a jar of my favourite Lemon Curd in the supermarket on Friday, and couldn’t resist making them once more. Continue reading
I came up with the idea for this cake after seeing a flower shaped cake mould on Ruth Clemens’ The Pink Whisk blog. Ruth was offering a prize of a Pampered Chef Silicon Flower mould on her blog, and I thought that a rose scented cake would go very well with it. Unfortunately I didn’t win, but I couldn’t get the idea of a rose scented cake out of my mind…..particularly after visiting the Royal Horticultural Society Gardens at Hyde Hall where there are some heavily scented roses in full bloom at the moment.
This is what I came up with… Continue reading
I was trying to think of something new to do with the crop of rhubarb in the garden, when I came across the idea of putting a rhubarb compote on a pavlova. This is partly due to my Mum baking a Strawberry and Raspberry Pavlova for dessert on Easter Sunday, and also partly thanks to James Perry, one of the finalists on Masterchef 2011, who recently posted on his Facebook page about a Rhubarb Fool he had made.
The sharpness of the rhubarb cuts through the richness of the whipped cream and sweetness of the meringue quite nicely. The meringue is also marshmallowy in texture inside, which contrasts nicely with the crispness of the crust. Continue reading
First of all, I have to extend much gratitude to Yotam Ottolenghi for giving me permission to blog the baking of this cake.
I first came across this recipe when looking for details of the two Ottolenghi books – I chanced upon the blog post on the Ottolenghi website where Yotam admits that he is a cake geek…..and this recipe was hidden inside one of the comments. Also in one of the comments was mentioned an article that Yotam and Sammi Tamimi wrote for the Guardian Newspaper back in 2008. As soon as I saw the photo at the top of the article, I knew I had to try and bake the cake…… Continue reading