Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Lemon Poppyseed Slice

Lemon and poppyseed filling in a sweet shortcrust pastry shell. Then topped with a lemon glaze. Yummy...

Marble Cake

This is a classic recipe I used to make when I was a kid. Something my mum taught me as a little girl. The basic recipe is a simple pound cake recipe and it can changed to make a chocolate cake or in this case a marble cake.
At home, we would just make the cake and as soon as it came out of the oven, cut it and start eating. We didn't have the luxury of any sort of icing.

As this was made at work, I added a mixture of butter and chocolate icing to give it a marble effect.

Mixed Fruit Meringue

Made this at work since we had lots of egg whites left over. I added glace cherries, mixed peel and roasted almonds to the mixture, before baking them and then topped it with chantilly cream and some diced strawberries.

Mocha Cake

Though I heard the word Mocha many a times, it didn't occur to me how easy it was to get a mixture and use it as a flavouring for cakes and ganaches.

Found a recipe for a mocha brownie but decided to just use my basic butter cake recipe and convert it to a mocha cake topped with mocha ganache.

It was really moist and if I had some kahlua it would have gone well with the ganache. Anyways...there is always another time..