16 Jul 2016

Magic Pistachio and Cherry Cake

No Comments Baking and Cake

Magic cakes are a unique type of cake which form three distinct layers from one batter. They’re cooked at a lower temperature (150C/300F) which allows the layers to split out during baking. The base is a standard sponge, the middle forms a custard and the top is a Genoise sponge. These were studded with pistachios and had cherries on top, the with vanilla cream cheese frosting.

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09 Feb 2014

Cranberry, pistachio and ginger shortbread

No Comments Baking, Breads and Cookies

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I needed something which I could either decorate as a heart or shaped like a heart. Cookies tend to end up as splats after baking, but these held their shape well.

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