I’ve been very productive this weekend, cooking two new recipes. Whilst at the hairdressers yesterday morning I decided to claim my weekend back (I gave it away for the last two weeks) and bake a cake.
This is not like foodieclaire at all because up until now I’m sure most of my recipes and food outings have been savoury based. Every now and then I get a pang for something sweet.
I have two recipes saved in Evernote from Emerald Street that I’ve been dying to try. I’m extremely pleased to say that the first one I attempted yesterday afternoon came out better than expected for a first time attempt.
I made a couple of small changes; Rather than baking the sandwich cakes and lining with cheese frosting, I made one big cake. I did this because I didn’t have time to go out to buy another cake tin – and as this was the first time making the cake, I wanted to ensure I got the cake recipe right before jumping ahead with frosting on a mediocre cake. I needn’t have been so hesitant as the cake is amazing (TOOT TOOT).
I need to do a bit more exploring to find tahini. It’s more than likely a specialist shop or online purchase – so in the meantime I have used peanut butter which I think worked equally well.
Same as above for pomegranate syrup, so I used black treacle which I found easily at the supermarket.
Update: 26th February 2012
I regret to inform you that following my blog post last week, a legal advisor for a chef/photographer who will remain nameless – but first name rhymes with “Pan” and second name rhymes with “Peppered” contacted me to ask me to remove the recipe and links to Emerald Street from my site as – according to them – it was copyright infringement.
This upsets me deeply as the passion of a recipe and food is at stake here for the vanity of someone who clearly doesn’t take promotion of his work as a compliment.
I have therefore removed the recipe, references of the persons name and the link to Emerald Street as requested.
I tried a new recipe this weekend for a Carrot, Orange and Ginger cake which I most definitely haven’t obtained from this person, so he can now sleep with ease…