Sticky Lemon & Poppy Seed Cake – Dan Lepard

I wasn’t happy with yesterday’s Lemon Cake, probably because I altered Delia Smith’s recipe from Cakes. So today I baked a Sticky Lemon & Poppy Seed Cake from Dan Lepard’s Short & Sweet. (There is also a recipe on the internet, where the quantities are different.) I followed the recipe in the book with the small alteration of separating the eggs and folding in the stiffly beaten…

Chocolate Guinness & Lemon Cakes, and Cape Dutch Brandy Pudding

There is a Cratfield Concert on Sunday and I am baking! The Mucky Duck beer was not on tap in the pub and so this chocolate cake is made with Guinness and additionally flavoured with dried ginger, cinnamon, and dark brown sugar. I wanted the glaze to glide over the cake, in an even, shiny…

The Mucky Duck Chocolate Cake

This weekend is the third Concert at Cratfield in the 2013 season and I am baking – starting with a Chocolate Beer Cake, based on Delia Smith’s recipe. I am adding spices, and I am experimenting with quantities because my tin is so big! The beer is Mucky Duck, made by Buffy’s Brewery and recommended by Roger, who owns The Poacher next…

Shapes of Cakes

I am working on The Cake Book and thinking about the shapes of cakes, and my cakes tins. The Three Ginger Cake is ready, recipe and shape, and I am going to include an adapted version of Dan Lepard’s Orange Cake. Both use the same cake tin in different ways – the ‘tins’ are silicone moulds and are easy to use.…