Author Topic: Where's the Ultimate Cake Thread?  (Read 5014 times)

hellymedic

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Re: Where's the Ultimate Cake Thread?
« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2017, 07:04:21 pm »
It's a veritable gold mine! There's a HUGE database of recipes in the left margin and lots of still pictures to instruct for individual recipes.
Anyway, using Google translate made short work of the few ingredients I didn't recognise immediately from being a compulsive label reader!

Re: Where's the Ultimate Cake Thread?
« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2017, 01:38:37 pm »
I attempted to cook a soft apple cake, with a gel like texture to the filling, similar to the cake a friend had bought.


It wasn't a great success.  I didn't use enough gelatin (or used too much liquid) with the filling, and the pastry was harder than I intended.  The entire cake 'slumped' when I removed it from the cake tin.  Having said that, it tastes OK, so the failure will still be eaten. :D
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hellymedic

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Re: Where's the Ultimate Cake Thread?
« Reply #27 on: October 22, 2017, 01:54:32 pm »
Looks tasty!

I use raisins as 'osmotic sponges' to mop up excess moisture in fruit cakes.

Re: Where's the Ultimate Cake Thread?
« Reply #28 on: October 22, 2017, 05:51:22 pm »
I use raisins as 'osmotic sponges' to mop up excess moisture in fruit cakes.

That's useful information, although there were obviously not enough to soak up the moisture in my mix !

Next time ...
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Re: Where's the Ultimate Cake Thread?
« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2017, 11:01:21 am »

Lemon Meringue Pie according to the recipe on the Jamie Oliver site, together with the sweet pastry recipe on the same site, rather than using bought pastry, as the lemon meringue recipe suggests.

It's very good, and recommended. The only thing you seem to have to be really careful with, is the lemon curd mix, where things like the amount of cornflour and gently cooking it, are important.  Similarly with making sure that you've just got egg whites in a clean bowl, when making the meringue, but that's a general beating egg whites issue.  The texture seems to be just right, solid enough to stay in place, but soft enough to easily eat and enjoy it.
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Re: Where's the Ultimate Cake Thread?
« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2017, 02:20:26 pm »
I made my first cake yesterday a Mary Berry Victoria Sponge. Nom nom nom it turned out rather well.
I do cook just never made a cake before for some unknown reason.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Where's the Ultimate Cake Thread?
« Reply #31 on: November 02, 2017, 10:55:00 pm »
Courgette & lime cake. Amazeballs. Why yes, I *do* say so myself.

2017-10-31_11-14-22 by The Pingus, on Flickr
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Re: Where's the Ultimate Cake Thread?
« Reply #32 on: November 03, 2017, 08:02:28 am »
Courgette cake ? Thats one of those things that sounds horrible but probably tastes wonderful. Much like carrot cake. What's the recipe Mrs Pingu I might have to try this one?
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Where's the Ultimate Cake Thread?
« Reply #33 on: November 03, 2017, 06:01:05 pm »
Yes, a bit like carrot cake, very moist.
I think this is the original recipe http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/hcha/entry/the_baking_of/
FYI, 250g is only about 2 courgettes,  so you don't need hundreds. The quantities for the lime curd and the icing are also way too much, probably 1/2 to 2/3rds would be nore than enough.
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Re: Where's the Ultimate Cake Thread?
« Reply #34 on: November 05, 2017, 10:43:56 am »
A sort of brownie with a mascarpone based cream.  It looks good, but I've yet to let it cool enough to slice it up and try.



It was made according to this recipe.

(For some reason, the pictures don't render in the translated version, so this is the untranslated link).
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Re: Where's the Ultimate Cake Thread?
« Reply #35 on: April 01, 2018, 02:10:38 pm »
Since it's Easter, I cooked some Pasc─â.  It collapsed a little in the middle, but tastes OK, so that's not a big problem. :)

I actually made half the recipe quantity, so it only used a single egg, but I now have spare feta, cream cheese and sour cream to do something with!



Made using this recipe.
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