For those of you who are still on the fence about marzipan and maraschino cherries (these from Hotel Starlino in Italy are STUNNING). It’s all about the ingredients. If your guests love marzipan, then double up and add an extra layer in the middle of the cake. Mahleb is an aromatic spice made from cherry seeds and gives a slightly bitter edge to sweet foods, with notes of cherry and bitter almonds. It’s often used Greek celebratory cakes.
A full-bodied Autumnal cake, and the equivalent of a big, warm, enveloping hug. The edges are golden brown, caramelised and chewy, while the inside is dark, moist and packed with flavours that linger on the tongue.
This feel-good cake incorporates pears, contributing to our ‘five a day’, as well as dark brown sugar, treacle, stem ginger, and an abundance of warm spices. The plant-based version is perfect for vegans.
Creamy, sweet, fruity and delicious. A luxurious treat to try
INGREDIENTS320 g ready-rolled all-butter puff pastry3 tbsp icing sugar290 ml full fat milk2 egg yolks55 g caster sugar20 g plain flour20 g cornflourSeeds from 1 vanilla pod 160 ml double cream200 g fresh berriesMETHODPreheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan.Unroll the pastry and place on baking parchment on a non-stick baking tray. Dust generously with icing…
Deliciously moist and tasty cake, with crunchy caramelised nuts and creamy orange flavoured mascarpone cream
Ingredients 110 g unsalted butter 30 g pecan nuts + 8 to decorate 150 g caster or soft brown sugar 2 large free-range eggs 100 g milk 1 tsp vanilla paste/extract 2 large bananas, very ripe 350 g plain flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1/4 tsp sea salt 30 g chocolate chips 1 Tbsp…
Ready to celebrate Easter in style with this Easter chocolate cake, made all the easier with a fantastic set of @talacooking baking essentials: a non-stick springform cake tin, mini spatulas, palette knife, measuring jug, sugar shaker and piping set [AD]
Layers of rich chocolatey cake with a hint of espresso, sandwiched together with clouds of espresso buttercream and a rich chocolate ganache, and decorated with Easter eggs.
A rich and delicious tart with an unusual edge
Deliciously spicy and moist and totally irresistible
Apart from a big buttery slice of toasted sourdough and a cup of tea, what better use for the @cherrytreepreserves orange with whisky marmalade?