Finished the week in Salisbury feeling very pleased with ourselves - great reviews and houses and we managed to finish the jigsaw that was in the green room of Charles and Di's wedding - only 2 pieces missing!!!
Had a quiet Sunday at home and baked for this week. Couldn't decide which cake to make and then had a brainwave. Mr.Roy in the company was telling me how he was going to Bakewell for Christmas so I decided to invent my version of a cherry bakewell.
First I made the sponges
250g golden caster sugar
150g Self raising flour
100g ground almonds
1 tsp almond essence
100g glace cherries, chopped.
Once cooled I sliced them in half and filled with raspberry jam and a thin slice of marzipan and joined them together with almond flavoured buttercream.
Finally I iced and decorated with cherries and flaked almonds.
Looking forward to Masterchef the professionals tonight after the show - really getting into it now.