I’m a little under the weather this week, I can’t deny it, as much as I hate to admit defeat, I did take a day off today. One of my favourite pick-me-up’s is Lemon Tart (a Mary Berry Recipe). Apologies … Continue reading
Just like the man himself, these bad boys are smooth, sophisticated, sleek and pink.
I decorated these at The Sunshine Bakery in Chapel Allerton, I wanted to develop not only my piping skills, but also nab the amazing strawberry cheescake cupcake recipe written underneath the photos.
The frosting, was more like mousse, not at all sickly, like American cupcakes quite often are, but much more, well British, more manageable, I could certainly eat more than one per sitting.
This recipe makes 24, so you may want to half, depending on your needs!
Start by whisking up 9 eggs with 250g of caster sugar until you reach the ribbon stage (not stiff, pours off the whisk but stays in shape on top of mixture). Then chuck in 400g of ground almonds, 200g of plain flour, a sprinkling of bi carb, 400ml of good quality strawberry puree and 200ml of double cream. Fold in well, trying not to loose any air!
The frosting is literally just half mascapone, half double cream, add sugar and puree to your taste.
Enjoy, Pink Panther has left the building. x
After a very crappy day, and a very crappy cup of coffee from the greasy spoon down the road I knew I had to take action on the afternoon. Fish and chips are fantastic, but a fish and chip sandwich is better, lashings of tomato ketchup and an ice cold glass of milk, however instantly satisfying this was to me it just was not enough to lift my spirits. So I did what all Brit’s do I put the kettle, made a builders brew and rummaged around for some chocolate. Expect my chocolate had a twist, I was no longer feeling like such a nationalist and instead caved to my biggest fall down in life, American candy. I’m unstoppable, raiding the cupboards like a madman tossing the galaxy’s, crunchie’s and mars bar’s out of the way until I reach them, the 1 and Only. No literally, that’s what it’s called, the 1 and only. The best that America has to offer, although the Take 5 bar comes pretty close, i’m suprised it lasted long enough for me to take a photo..
I’m a culture vulture, i’ll admit it and I’ll warn others about joining me. It’s an expensive habit, I think my last order was about £60′s worth, unashamedly so. But if you do, please god please, will someone order the mystery flavour of Laffy Taffy and tell me what it is. Last I heard it was bacon..
LT departing. x