My Blog List

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Cake talk


I felt like baking this afternoon. This is Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's sticky ginger cake, and once again, I take my hat off to Hugh, it is a great recipe. He never fails me. You are supposed to keep this cake for three days before eating, but there is no chance of that in my house. The occupants smell cake and they come thundering into the kitchen and wait at the oven door. I shall be lucky if this lasts for one single day. 
Baking is a theme today. There were slim pickings at the car boot, but I did find a few more tiny pastry moulds to add to my collection.



Not sure why I think they are so appealing, but I do. I found the egg shaped chocolate mould in a basket of bric a brac today, together with a really tiny one.




I bought Jo Wheatley's book a couple of weeks ago, mainly because I liked her so much as a contestant on The Great British Bake Off, and thought she handled the media intrusion into her family life with a lot of dignity afterwards. It's a nice book, and worth buying just for the simple recipe for fresh blueberry and orange sauce, but her recipe for American pancakes didn't work for me and I've yet to try another one. For now, Hugh remains  my baking god. 







9 comments:

  1. The cake looks gorgeous and it would be exactly the same in our house.The minute the cake is out of the oven my husband gets twitchy until its cool enough to eat! 3 days indeed! Actually I am trying not to bake at all because I am piling on the pounds.Enjoy your week!

    ReplyDelete
  2. The ginger cake looks yummy. Who on earth could manage to keep it for 3 days without it being eaten! I know it wouldn't last for long in our house either. I hope your family enjoyed it. Love the little tins.

    ReplyDelete
  3. That cake looks amazing! We use Jamie Oliver's American Pancake recipe and it's always been good to us;
    http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/other-recipes/pancakes-usa-stylie
    Claire

    ReplyDelete
  4. You would be lucky to get the ginger cake to cool in my house before it was attacked. Got Jo's book. I made the lemon drizzle traybake and it worked out great.
    Love the little tins.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Good, I am really glad to hear you've tried another recipe and it worked well. Pancakes disaster may well have been me, and not Jo!

      Delete
  5. Looks gorgeous and I love the vintage tins too ... no chance whatsoever in my house either ... 3 sons ... need I say more? xxx

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hello!
    Yum yum, looks delicious...
    I love all Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's cook books( wow thats a mouth full of name).
    I really enjoy your pretty blog too!
    Have a happy week..
    Maria x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Maria, I really appreciate that :)

      Delete