December 5, 2009
I first spotted a version of Baking: One Step at a Time in France a few years ago and was very taken with its lovely layout and beautiful, instructive photography. How many of us are seduced by the design of a cookery book and buy it for its aesthetic appeal rather than any remotely edifying content? I do, all the time. Happily, this book has CLICK TO KEEP READING…>
November 26, 2009
they got a little bedraggled when I walked home from class in the rain...
I started making my Christmas cake this evening. I’ve been going to a cake decorating evening class since September; this week we made reindeer cake toppers out of sugarpaste and for the next few weeks we’ll be working on ‘swags and frills’ (yikes) and modelling winter flowers. I decided that instead of working on a polystyrene dummy I would make my own fruit cake – cue a frantic search for the perfect recipe.
For the past couple of years I have been following a very special Christmas cake recipe given to me by CLICK TO KEEP READING…>