Monday, 13 January 2014

Cake Monday 13th January

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? 1st Monday of the month.
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 & Orange Curd Cake' by Darren. An all-in-one cake method with home-made lemon curd (yum). The batter was easy, but the lemon curd did require 20 minutes stirring at the stove. He amalgamated two recipes (what does a Delia crossed with a Nigella make??) by adding orange into the mix. Darren cooks, but has not made a cake in years

The Verdict: smells great. A really good tasting cake. Very lemony and moist (we really need to find a new adjective). Very fluffy and the lightest and moistest cake Jamie has ever tasted. It was a favourite cake for Rosie too. Where Darren lost marks was on the cracked presentation and from being a little heavy-handed on the icing sugar dusting which caused a bit of wheezing and made it taste quite sweet. That said, this was a really respectable cake and there's not much left to go round for seconds. Let the sneaky cake eating begin.

'Lemon & Orange Curd Cake' Average Score: 7.8

Next time.......Louise is up. Hasn't made a cake since she was a child & is not sounding confident. There's not much room left on the Leader Board which means that Adam is at risk of being bumped off it.

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