Saturday, September 21, 2013

Treacle Sponge

This was my first time making a Treacle Sponge, I had never even heard of them until my brother in law requested one! Super easy to whip up the cake batter itself but the steaming was tricky when they were individually wrapped like requested in the recipe so I put the lid on the pan and it worked fine. 
I made a simple vanilla custard to go with, it was wonderful. Apparently they only take a minute or two in the microwave, maybe next time!! 
I just picked a recipe randomly online but the Nigel Slater one is supposed to be great! 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Paul Hollywoods Egg Custard Tarts

Paul Hollywoods' Egg Custard Tarts, I wanted to do these since they proved so difficult on the TV show and I'll admit I had to redo the pastry because the recipe that Paul has asks for a whole egg which completely drenched my pastry dough. Once I realised that it went fine but I did a large one instead of mini cupcake sized ones to save time. 
The only thing I didn't particularly like with this recipe was that the only flavouring was nutmeg, in future I think I would add a little lemon zest to the pastry to spruce it up. 

Find the recipe here.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Lauren&James' Wedding Cake

This summer was my sisters' wedding so I before I left on holiday (about a month before the big day) I made all of the cakes and cupcakes (Carrot, Chocolate Guinness and Vanilla/Raspberry) and froze them, seeing as they are such moist cakes I didn't even have the slightest worry that it wouldn't work.
Only I returned from my holiday 2 days before her wedding to see that there had been a power cut and the freezer and turned off, cakes were all thawed.
It was definitely a challenge to get it done that next day and night but it was good fun with help from family and it made it!

Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies -For Men-

I usually have a vow to never use cake mixes but we were in TKMaxx and we found this Pumpkin Spice mix so considering pumpkin anything is so hard to come across in the UK we decided to grab it. Super easy (obviously) and really tasty but there is the looming feeling of guilt when you know you've cheated!