My trials, tribulations and triumphs while attempting to bake my way through Lorraine Pascales book, Baking made Easy, and hopefully proving that yes, it is.
Thursday, 30 June 2011
Blueberry and Lime cake
Well it didn't take me long to get back into baking again. After promising myself a proper break I just couldn't do it. Anyway we happen to have blueberries and limes in the house, so it would have been a waste not to use them! This recipe was in a Sainsbury's magazine article about Lorraine. Despite cooking everything from the book this is definitely my favourite cake, it tastes absolutely amazing. A friend Niki commented that it was really refreshing, and even for a cake, yes it was. After making this cake I'm also a convert for the creaming method. Yes it does take a little longer but the cake does seem to come out much better. I've been going through a bit of a rough patch with cakes recently, they have all been sinking in the middle half way through cooking, even my old reliable recipe. So this was a huge relief that it worked. I put it down to the oven being too hot so I've cooled things down. I seem to be swamped with cakes at the moment for birthdays and a christening so they've got to come out right first time! It's quite a task feeding cakes, they are like little pets around the place making sure their happy and moist! I'm sure it'll all be worth it.