Wednesday, October 27, 2010

More cupcakes please!

Following the success of the angel cakes we whipped up a selection of cupcakes - vanilla, chocolate and gingerbread with luscious icing, thins time with a bit of butter in that sticky meringue mix. And I tried out a lebkuken recipe too - all very yummy.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Angel cakes

Whilst in Winchester I bought a new cook book and on Wednesday night we had lots of fun trying out the angel cakes - the cakes themselves were a very straight forward recipe but the icing was something new - marshmallow frosting. It required us to whisk the egg whites at 60C but having broken my sugar thermometer we resorted to using the electronic temperature probe (aka NASA control) that dangles out of the kitchen window!

Take 250g sugar, 4 egg whites, 1 tbsp water and a pinch of salt and put in a bain marie and whisk gently until they reach 60C. Then tip into another bowl and whisk briskly for about 3min until it makes stiff glossy peaks. Then pipe on top of your cakes - a very sticky business.


Last weekend we had a super time in Winchester with Vicki, Seb, Adrian and Sarah. Lots of good food and laughs, and even a visit to Arthur's round table.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Liverpool Biennial

We popped up to Liverpool last Sunday to see a few of the exhibits at the Liverpool Biennial. Here we have Laura Belem, Do Ho Suh and Hector Zamora's works. Its on til the 28th November, so plenty of time to go and see them!
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