Sunday, 19 September 2010

Mulberry Victoria sponge at Claridge's

So I just got back from the Mulberry S/S 11 presentation at Claridge's...
a very nice way to spend a Sunday lunchtime indeed.

They were handing out these super-cute tote bags with
rabbit-in-an-Alexa-bag print, as well as a packet of carrot seeds.

But more importantly, tiny little printed boxes...

And what was inside..?

A perfect little Victoria sponge filled with cream and strawberry jam,
dusted with icing sugar.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Almond cookies with green tea cream

My mum got me an amazing book for my birthday called
1001 Cupcakes, Cookies & Other Tempting Treats,
and these almond cookies with green tea cream were requested by Scott.

You make a basic sweet cookie dough and chill it in the fridge.

One half is rolled and cut out normally, while the other is rolled
with a layer of flaked almonds so they get embedded in the dough.

Meanwhile you make a thick cream by infusing hot milk with green tea,
before adding sugar, custard powder and cream cheese.

Then you sandwich them all together with the almond side on top.

My green tea cream is more apricot-coloured than green,
but it still tastes good.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Summer berry muffins

I had loads of berries in the fridge,
so decided to make raspberry and blackberry muffins.

I really like how they look in the pale blue
and white polka dot cases.

We ate them warm with blueberry ice cream.

Sadly didn't get a photo as we ate them too quickly and the
ice cream was melting, but it was very tasty.

About Me

I'm a fashion writer/baking enthusiast based in North London.

I'm particularly keen on icing and decoration as I love painstakingly laborious tasks, but the cakes taste great too.

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