Now that the decision has been made to postpone the purchase of new cooker in favour of a holiday I've been experimenting with my knackered old oven, trying to adjust times and temperatures for baking purposes....sometimes it feels like everything just gets chucked in at Gas 4 for an unspecified amount of time, with fingers and toes crossed that it comes out properly cooked... so I put this to the test with a few bakes.
|Victoria sponge layer cake, fresh cream and lemon curd (wee butterfly sponges as well)|
|Soured cream and cherry sponge cake - recipe below|
So far, so good, all were delicious. although these macarons were a second attempt...the first ones fell victim to my over zealous approach to egg white whisking....not pretty. These are far from perfect but I was pleased with my beginners effort.
Here a few pics from the rest of my foodie efforts:
|Brunch! Scrambled eggs with serrano ham|
|Tom Yum Soup with Prawns|
|Pan fried mackerel with homemade horseradish cream|
|Mozzarella, basil and parma ham tart|
|Thai chilli beef with spicy spring onion and mushroom noodles|