EatYourBooks.com has an index of recipes by Felicity Cloake Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin with greaseproof paper. I think whisky works best with dried fruit – rum is slightly too sweet for me, and cheaper brandy (anyone who cooks with a fine calvados or Armagnac won’t be getting a Christmas gift from me) doesn’t have enough character. Holt goes for a frosting on top, with cocoa powder, icing sugar, butter and muscovado sugar – it's very nice but sets quite hard, which I'm not keen on. His cake is a curious one, more sponge than fruit – a summer variation on a fruit cake, perhaps, but not rich enough for this time of year. Sep 29, 2014 - Felicity Cloake: Muffins are as American as apple pie, if not more so, but do you prefer the English variety? Annie Bell uses bicarbonate of soda as the raising agent in the All Gold Christmas cake recipe in her book Gorgeous Christmas – added to a warm pan of melted butter and apple juice, it fizzes spectacularly. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then gradually add the eggs, beating well after each addition so the mixture doesn’t curdle. 5. It was a shoo-in. Hence the tradition of Stir-up Sunday, the last before Advent, and as such, the proper time to mix up the holy trinity of festive dried fruit goodies: mincemeat, Christmas pudding and Christmas cake. Linda Collister's Great British Bake Off: How to Bake book gives a recipe for a génoise-like swiss roll, not dissimilar to that in Geraldene Holt's trusty Cakes. Although I love custard, it doesn't have enough body for my liking here, and like Holt's whipped cream centre, makes me worry about things like refrigeration. Cream together the butter and sugar with ½ tsp salt until light and fluffy. I love reading about the history of recipes and the different versions chefs make. What’s your favourite type of of chocolate cake? Admittedly, the result, cruelly dubbed “the rock of ages” by my doting dad, was still going strong long after Easter eggs were old news, but practice makes perfect, and now I’d like to think I was a bit of a dab hand with the old mixed peel. Baking powder has replaced yeast as the most usual leavening agent for cakes, popping up in Mary Berry’s Victorian Christmas Cake from her Christmas Collection, and legendary pastry chef Claire Clark’s recipe in Indulge as well as Dan Lepard’s Black Christmas Cake and Nigella’s Easy Action Christmas Cake in Feast. Chocolate, naturally: the cast iron crowd-pleaser of cakes. The stout, meanwhile, boiled down until almost syrupy, adds a malty note which works brilliantly with the spicy, treacly gingerbread character of Dan’s cake, but would be a little too savoury with a more conventional recipe. Sugar-wise, fine-grained caster is the most popular choice, but Bouchon uses granulated sugar, for reasons left unexplained, and Holt suggests light or dark muscovado (pdf). Photograph: Felicity Cloake, Claire Clark recipe Christmas cake. Henderson's cake, however, is the richest, most obscenely chocolatey of the lot – not feather-light, admittedly, but then that's clearly not her intention. It's a quite brilliant idea, giving a rich, fudgy, wonderfully silky result with minimal effort. I'm not sure it needs both, and baking powder seems to do the trick on its own. Beat the butter until fluffy, then add the cocoa, icing sugar and salt and, if necessary, a little milk to loosen the mixture. Naturally the most important element of any chocolate cake – most recipes I use rely on cocoa powder, which provides flavour without weighing the mixture down, with the exception of Margot Henderson's steamed chocolate cake in You're All Invited, which uses melted chocolate, and Florence White's "Really Delicious Chocolate Cake" (you'll have to forgive her, the 1920s was an excitable decade), which calls for me to grate 230g chocolate into the mixture, along with some of my knuckles. Preheat the oven to 180C (160C fan) 350F / gas 4. Vanilli, Bell and White all use the creaming method, mixing together the butter and sugar until fluffy and using this as the base for their cakes, while the Bouchon Bakery, Lawson and Henderson whip together the eggs and sugar instead before adding the other ingredients. Sweet as dried fruit is, a cake isn’t a cake without sugar. It indeed both of those things with a wonderful soft crumb, but all I can taste is mayonnaise. Even if you only do one of the three this weekend, it’s still a satisfying way to spend a November afternoon, with the bonus of giving your house an authentically festive scent without so much as a sniff of an eggnog-scented candle or mulled wine “plug-in”. Explore . Vanilli also adds strong coffee: I love coffee and chocolate together, but as I can taste it in the finished cake, it's out here – this chocolate cake is all about the chocolate. Looking for recipes by Felicity Cloake ? Photograph: Felicity Cloake, Lincolnshire plum loaf, a sort of Christmas cake. I prefer Vanilli's cocoa buttercream, although I don't think it requires double cream as well as milk. Photograph: Felicity Cloake, Mary Berry recipe Christmas cake. https://www.pinterest.com/suzannabana0540/felicity-cloake-guardian-recipes Photograph: Felicity Cloake. She then creates the definitive recipe based on her research. 9:30 pm Poke-a-Mormon cake. Flavour is rarely a problem with a dessert-style chocolate cake of course, a creation so rich and gooey it generally has to be eaten in teeny tiny slivers with a fork. Both help the mixture retain air, but the first bunch seem uniformly fluffier. Felicity's perfect lemon drizzle cake. https://food.ndtv.com/.../readers-recipe-swap-zesty-felicity-cloake-694272 Photograph: Felicity Cloake, Dan Lepard recipe Christmas cake. Good Food and Mr Bower opt for caster sugar, which, although the standard choice for baking, doesn’t offer much in the way of extra flavour. Grease a 22cm or thereabouts loose-bottomed cake tin with butter. Holt pops in a pinch of cinnamon: a classic combination with chocolate, but I'm going to keep things simple. And why did they become so massive? https://msmarmitelover.com/2019/07/an-interview-with-felicity-cloake.html Here's how to make the traditional Parkin Cake for the occasion. Felicity's perfect Christmas cake. 2. Until I taste the finished product, I'm inclined to agree with his assessment that this is "an overload" of ginger – for someone with a fondness for a McVities Jamaica Ginger cake the "spicy zing" is just too delicate. Nov 25, 2020 - Explore Vanessa Kenealy's board "Felicity Cloake" on Pinterest. And just why are so many chocolate cakes more a feast for the eyes than the stomach? Blitz the biscuits to a fine crumb in a food processor and sprinkle them over the cake. Oct 13, 2018 - The Happy Foodie site, supported by Penguin Random House, will bring you inspiring recipes from renowned cooks and chefs, including Nigella Lawson, Mary Berry, Yotam Ottolenghi and Rick Stein. 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