Hello Readers, how are you today??? It is Mr P’s birthday today
XXXXXXXX HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR P XXXXXXXX
so we had to have cake. Big J and I made the sponge yesterday and then I filled it today and have a look at this beauty…. Pretty impressive huh? Sadly it didn’t taste quite as good as it looked. the sponge was a little over cooked and dry. Thats the tricky thing about baking with The Beast. Because there is no temperature control the edges tend to get a but well done by the time the middle is cooked. I put my skewer in to test it and it came out sticky so I gave it five more minutes and thats what did it I reckon… those five minutes. Must remember that next time!!! I also think two layers would probably be enough but hey…
I have also learned that cherry pie filling is rubbish, fresh cherries are much better, or if they are not available then frozen ones are very good. Our local off licence didn’t have any kirsch but cherry brandy was a good substitute and worth buying because it added lots of flavour.
We had cake at lunchtime because the restaurant Mr P wants to go to isn’t open then so we are going this evening instead. Although not sure I have much room after all that cake and SW will definitely not like it!!
Well better tidy myself up. Enjoy whats left of your Sunday.
P.S. mr P says “Does anyone know of a recipe for cinnamon sponge?”. Thats what he would really like for his birthday cake. His Mum used to make one but the recipe has got lost in the mists of time. He thinks it had syrup or treacle in it. My attempts to recreate it have so far been unsuccessful.