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Baking challenge – the results so far… May 23, 2010

Filed under: Food,Recipes — wearemadhatters @ 11:20 am
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No one could say I didn’t have a plan. The sun was out and as soon as baking was over I was going to the beach so I wanted to get everything done in the morning, but Jamie said cold cake absorbs the mixture better so honey and pistachio would be made first, to cool while I made muffins, then onto topping both of them. Then off to the beach. Best laid plans and all that…

The honey and pistachio cake mixture smells AMAZING when you pour it into the tray – Greek yoghurt and lemon and orange zest, fresh fresh fresh. I followed the recipe to the word (very unlike me which I think is why baking has gone awry in the past) and the cake looks great fresh out of the oven. Keep reading about cake and muffins…

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1 weekend – 2 baking challenges May 20, 2010

Filed under: Food — wearemadhatters @ 9:14 pm
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Beautiful!

Being someone who is more comfortable wielding a baking tray for a casserole than a cake I have decided that now is the time to start trying out the sweeter chapters of cookery books and websites. This weekend therefore I shall be attempting both white chocolate muffins alla Channel 4/Delicious online and honey and pistachio cake alla Jamie Oliver… neither of which I have made before, because I really don’t bake. Who knows if this is a good idea or not.

It seems to me that they’re different enough that I must be capable of making one of them, and they both sound delicious so if either works I’ll be happy. Depending on how they come out I will post the recipe… watch this space (and cross your fingers for me please)!

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