I got Edd Kimber’s book Say It With Cake for Christmas and the first recipe I attempted was the Chocolate and Ginger Tarts. The pastry itself was a bit different, Edd uses some ground almonds and the seeds from a vanilla pod. The recipe actually called for a muffin tin, but I had to use my bun tin, so mine are a bit smaller than they should be.
I have Hummingbird Bakery’s Cake Days cookbook and I’m becoming a huge fan of the book, I’ve tried a few things from it so far – Sticky Toffee Cupcakes, Chocolate Guinness Cake and Red Velvet Cupcakes. I decided to give their Marbled Cupcakes a go next… Here’s how I got on!
These were brought into work and went down a storm so I’d highly recommend them! I have step by step photos and a link to the recipe after the cut!
Traybakes are the best thing in the world when it comes to bringing baked goods into work! You can slice and transport them in the tray. A lot easier to lug into work on the Luas than a cake or cupcakes!
I tried two different traybakes recently, both from The Great British Bake Off How to Bake book.
The first traybake I made was a Sticky Maple Apple Traybake. You could almost fool yourself into believing it’s good for you… It’s got apple in it!
I think given the festive season the next traybake I try will have to be Lorraine Pascale’s Christmas Winter Wonderland Traybake. Might be hard to get in on the Luas, but hopefully it’ll be worth it!
I got Mary Berry’s Baking Bible recently and was only dying to try some recipes from it. I had a friend coming over for tea so I decided I’d bake something. Flicking through the book there was a lot to chose from, but I was in a chocolate mood so I settled on making the Chocolatines.
Chocolate Biscuit Cake was the choice for the bottom tier after I did my first wedding cake tasting! I used a recipe I found on another blog – Edible Ireland. This recipe is really tasty and has enough of a fat content that it’s easy to cut into.
I think one of the things I most wanted to bake after watching The Great British Bake Off was the teacakes! I’d never even thought to make homemade teacakes! It was a bit of effort, but the final product was totally worth it! I’ve more pictures after the cut!