It is snowing yet again, so there is some fresh build up of snow on the ice outside! The men in the house are watching the snooker finals and I am contemplating if I should bake....but a Sunday roast is currently cooking in the oven!
I thought I would post some pictures of my chocolate cake. It is the one that I am asked to make the most by friends and family and for charity donations etc etc. It is four layers of chocolate sponge cake, sandwiched together with vanilla cooked flour buttercream then wrapped in a dark chocolate collar (band) and topped with truffles, maltesers and chocolate buttons....basically it is a chocolate indulgence cake! Quite simply it is amazing just how a collar of chocolate cake can make a basic chocolate sponge, look classy!
I have this week bought another recipe book (my collection is huge) entitled "Made at Home Preserves" by Dick & James Strawbridge. It has simple recipes for preserves of all kinds which I will attempt to make over the weeks/months, but as soon as I can get to the supermarkets out of town, I will most definitely get the ingredients to try the chilli chocolate brownies (pg 168). I love chilli chocolate and the brownies look divine.