- with a little silver sparkle
Provencal Orange and Lavender cake
- with a dash of gold leaf
The final thing on the list was a Pear and Calvados Tart Tatin. I hadn't realised quite how ferocious Tart Tatins can be - very hot and spitty. It kept steaming up my lens, so there is no photo. All I can say is that it was rich in caramelised goodness. Creme fraiche on the side is a must. Nom.
Home Bake, I made my way home on the train looking as though I was off to a VERY important party. Such a brilliant day with some fascinating fellow chefs, including one lady who, along with her sister, has raised more than £250,000 for their local school over the years by selling their cakes and jam. Utterly inspiring.
Oh, and Home Bake is just lovely. The styling is beautiful and the recipes sound divine. I think I'm just going to have to work my way through it! Although I need to have a cake-free week or two first having pretty much single-handedly eaten the Gateau Breton.
And thank you for all of your lovely comments recently. I have been absolutely dreadful at responding - no offense intended, life has really just got in the way. However, I am pleased to report that decisions have been made and a new work wardrobe bought. My last office were very relaxed and jeans were pretty much the order of the day but I'm rather looking forward to donning a suit again and not blurring the home/work wardrobe. I have a start date and I met the rest of the new team for lunch yesterday. Cripes. I'm going to have to get used to an early start again - better get practising!