day : 20/10/2013 2 results

Ah, weekends!

Weekends in my house are strange occasions. Due to both parties being on second marriages, each weekend is different. This weekend for example, we have the kids. Next week, we won't have any kids! At least, that is what has happened until recently. So, the kids in order of age are 21, 19, 17, 13, 11. 21 year-old boy has left home, and is currently in Australia staying with his uncle. We don't see him very often. 19 year old girl has full independence but still lives at home. She has a ...

Opera Cake

I saw this on Great British Bake Off and thought I'd have a go. For a first attempt I am pleased. Not ecstatic, but pleased. Opera Cake Recipe Type: Cake Cuisine: French Author: Mike Prep time: 90 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 1 hour 50 mins Serves: 8 A richly flavoured cake made from 4 layers of almond sponge, soaked in a kirsch syrup and sandwiched with French vanilla buttercream and dark chocolate ganache. Ingredients For the kirsch soaking syrup 100g caster ...