I have a bit of a blog backlog (guilty face). As a result, in mid February, I am now uploading a picture of my finished Christmas cake (even guiltier face).
I’m a bit behind on my Christmas Prep, studying for exams is really taking from my baking time! I got the Christmas Cake out of the way on Monday. I used the Classic Rich Christmas Cake recipe from Mary Berry’s Baking Bible. I’m loving the Baking Bible at the moment – the Chocolatines were another successful recipe from the same book!
I just made a 6 inch round – not many people eat Christmas cake in my house, so I’m only making a small one this year. It’s mostly to have a cake to cut into on Christmas Eve so we can leave a slice out for Santa! Christmas is all about traditions!
The recipe itself was easy to follow, and I’ve step by step pictures after the cut. I also got to use my Homemade Mixed Peel in this! I’ll feed this cake with whiskey for a week or so and then put marzipan on a week before I ice it. I’ll post again when I’ve decorated it! For now, I just can’t wait til my exams are over so I can go full force baking!
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.
I had a go at making Mary Berry’s Toffee Apple and Pecan Pudding from the Great British Bake Off Masterclass episode. I was having friends over for dinner and was trying to have as much as possible prepared in advance, so a steamed pudding fit into the plan perfectly! I made it the night before and then just reheated it before serving it for dessert!
I’ve had a bit of a blog lapse, but I’ve made a resolution to get back to it! And although the blog was neglected my baking wasn’t. I got quite caught up watching the Great British Bake Off from August onwards. I recently tried my hand at Paul Hollywood’s Chelsea Buns!