This week’s challenges included traybakes, tuiles and towers of biscuits. No-one in their right mind would make biscuits into a tower, so most of the week’s entries have been traybakes.
K has pushed out all the stops with his version of Chatsworth Farm Shop’s Passionate Carrot Cake:
The thing about the Chatsworth cake is that the fruit is REALLY juicy. I used raisins and plumped them up by soaking in Whisky for a couple of hours before making the cake.
I really fucked up on the cream cheese butter icing – have you ever noticed how similar corn flour and icing sugar look? Second time around there wasn’t enough Philadelphia, so I sharpened the butter icing with lemon juice. it worked very well, producing a lighter topping. There were of course 12, but they wouldn’t fit on the cake stand, and anyway, two had already gone missing.
@Miketd burst into Boney M, “Star Baker, she taught all her sons, Star Baker, to handle their buns….“
Asta made lemon and raspberry squares, but the twitter bot offended her and she didn’t send us a picture. You can take a sneaky peek here, though. Just check out the size of those raspberries!
I made sidneys (always a roaring success) and earl grey shortbread (awful). Unfortunately I accidentally deleted the photographs. I also made bad cheese and thyme scones, and an acceptable, if lopsided, cottage loaf. You can see that:
I nominate Asta as star baker, to make up for the cheeky bot. Tonight’s episode is sweet dough week, so we’re looking forward to trying a tea loaf in the next few days.