We met yet again on Zoom on Saturday for Sheffield Underground cake club but next month all being well we will meet , 6 people with LIVE cake tasting at last on the 24th April in Stannington Park 2.30 til 4.30. Booking essential.
Clares cake was Neapolitan cake, above, inspired by her favourite ice cream. She’s looking forward to getting out for an ice cream. Layers of pistachio, chocolate and vanilla, like the ones she has seen in Italy and so much tastier than the garish UK varieties. She filled it with strawberry daquiri filling and marshmallow fluff. Difficult to watch this without being able to taste it, I do confess.
Some recommendations for take away ices . Caspers on Archer Road , Our Cow Molly Farm ice cream parlour, Scoops on South Rd Walkley.
Anne made another cake in her Scandanavian series . A Skuffukaka cake from Iceland this time …. a chocolate cake that reminds her that she want to go to Iceland for her next holiday. Scandinavian cakes are perfect in Yorkshire as they are big enough to give a decent slice !! Scandis are into Hygge or cosy cake and coffee shared with friends. Cosiness, comfort and self care . On Xmas eve apparently everyone gives someone a book and they all sit and read quietly … with their hygge maybe .
Maggie showed off a delicious chocolate and raspberry brownie from Coles Corner Cafe on Abbeydale Road near Jamesons, which she recommends . . Her brownie is recommended as its succulent , unlike some which are too dry. Maggie is looking forward to Geisha the Ballet, by Northern Ballet …which got pulled because of the pandemic.
Bernie recommended Hugh Fearnley Whittingstalls brownie recipes from the Guardian.
Carolynn made Easter Brownie Millionaires slices with caramel and topped with chocolate and Easter eggs . She’s looking forward to making a cake to share.
Bernie made Cruffins , a hybrid cake. She said it reminded her of cake and coffee with friends which she couldn’t wait to do it again. She made croissant dough & added grated orange peel and cinnamon and left it overnight in the fridge to proove. Then she pulled it into a long strip, plastered with butter , rolled it into a log sideways so you can see the curls. Cut it in half lengthways , like a leek …and e roll it , cut into strips and curl into muffin tins ..you will see the layers. Clare said you could try this with croissants in a tube and add fillings if short of time.
I had a very stressful week so I bought a cake … but I would definitely make it. It was a purple velvet cake, with tangy blackcurrant jam filling, purple sponge and soft cheese topping with blackcurrants . From the Co-op. I cant wait to eat cake and share it with the Cake Club , also to visit my son who I have not seen for a year in the flesh. Well I will see him in his aunties garden soo fingers crossed.
We had a great chat about how things were going in lockdown new hobbies like sock making by Clare ( Second Drawer Down sock book by Verity Castledine) . Bernie had been making art books of photos for her kids 30th birthdays . Her tip was use printapix, but find it via Groupon .
Our next event will be in a park , with 6 people, 6 cakes, all socially distanced. The theme is Luscious Tastebud Tempting Treats for sharing . Meet near the cafe in Stannington Park, bring a chair or rug. Clare is bringing a picnic table so we can safely share cakes & distance. Sat 24 April. 2.30-4.30 rain check at 12 … Zoom link if weather is vile.
Best Wishes Karen
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