Having not baked for many years, I choose an unusual sounding cake to start off with. Chocolate and beetroot;separately they are on my favorite food list. Together I thought wow, why didn't I think if it first!
it was for a afternoon tea gathering of friends and the cake went down well. I misread the quantities re chocolate required, and bought nearly 1 Kg of 72% Green and Black, where as upon closer inspection, I needed only 450 grams. Well you can all imagine where the rest of it went to in the week coming!
The next posting will be a simple Victoria sponge, which I love making, as it has a simplicity all of it's own, like great food through out the world.
For the past few months, I have this urge to bake.
Blame the cold weather in London (we had snow last week), the credit crunch, or simple greed, I am on my 2nd cake of the year. the 1st one was a chocolate and beetroot cake, deliciously moist, dark and chocolaty.
Whilst today's is a simple Victoria sponge with fresh raspberry, simple recipe.
Just returned from Frankfurt Messe where the Ambienete fair is held. Most certainly felt the cooling in economic climate, fewer people, in the high end stalls, and very busy in the mid to lower price end.
will post some links to companies that I liked.
p.s. problem with home baking is that you not only lick the bowl and spactula, you eat that little slice extra as well, off to to do just that.