Monday, 4 February 2013

Cake Monday 4th February

We race (electronically) and the loser has to bake a cake to feed the office. 
Why? because we like cake.
Who? everyone in the office. No one gets out of it.
When? every Monday.
The rules: you make the cake yourself, without any help. You can't 'repeat' a cake. Your cake will be judged on presentation, difficulty and taste, and marked out of 10 by each colleague.

'Lemon Curd Sponge Cake' by Jake. Jake made two cakes at the weekend. The first, never made it into the office and was described by Jake as a 'flat and greasy batter' (mmm, delicious). Despite not seeing this cake, we were impressed that he peeled and crushed almonds (especially when you can buy packets of ready chopped almonds and ground almonds). He then adapted the original recipe and made a fresh cake from scratch which was presented to us this morning. We didn't like to ask how many hours he spent baking yesterday.

The Verdict: The sponge was dense and moist, and the mascapone topping complimented the lemon curd filling. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the cake and seconds will be had. The cake was delicious and we overlooked the 'top tips' he received from a family member for the 2nd cake following his initial cake disaster. 

'Lemon Curd Sponge Cake' Average Score: 7

Next month: George, for the 3rd time. Taq can breathe a sigh of relief for another month. 

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