Sunday, December 30, 2012
Saturday, December 22, 2012
|Frangipane mince pies|
With the kids jingle belling
And everyone telling you "Be of good cheer"
It's the most wonderful time of the year......
|Reindeer - ready for action|
Today I put together the various home-made items that I have produced as gifts for family and friends – Cranberry vodka, Cinnamon and apple room fresheners, pink macaroons, Christmas cakes for one and, I didn’t forget the pets, carrot, cheese and parsley bone-shaped biscuits.
|Who's a good boy then!|
We then spent a happy hour or two this morning delivering our seasonal goodies – Jasper (a retriever) especially enjoyed his early present - before finally returning home to produce my ‘Bake ahead Christmas mince pies’.
|Mince pies ready for the oven|
There'll be much mistletoeing
And hearts will be glowing
When loved ones are near
It's the most wonderful time of the year”
Friday, December 21, 2012
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
|Cakes at the NEC|
|Watching Brendan Lynch of GBBO fame.|
Monday, November 26, 2012
What a delightful couple of hours I spent today making marzipan fruits with two friends. We sat at a kitchen table, swapping news of family, with each of us engrossed in sweet production. Memories of childhood and cake making were explored and the ‘fruits’ of our labours looked a real treat when we had finished.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
(Further photographs of the event can be seen shortly on the main www.clandestinecakeclub.co.uk website)
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
|Ready to eat!|
The next day:
Place the litre of vinegar into a large pan. Add the 500g of light brown soft sugar and stir over a medium heat until all the sugar has dissolved.
Bring to a gentle boil. Then turn down to a simmer and cook gently until thick and brown. Stir occasionally.
Spoon the hot chutney into sterilised jars. Simples!
Monday, October 8, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
|Mary Berry with Alistair Appleton|