Custard Slices

Here are some custard slices (my husband’s favourite!).  I shop bought the puff pastry to save time and made the custard.  It needs 5 eggs and a strong hand to stir it into a good, thick consistency.  There is a lot of custard in these, but that’s the way we like them!Image They are topped off with a little icing and dark chocolate.  The chocolate I used was too bitter, next time I would use a milkier version, or chocolate with less cocoa content (that’s just my preference).

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Fluffy Lemon Pudding

Here is a Fluffy Lemon Pudding I made using Rachel Allen’s tried and tested recipe.

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Baked Cheesecake

Here is a slightly blurred photo of a Baked Cheesecake with raspberry coulis on top.  Easy enough to make and easier again to eat!Image

and here comes the slice

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70th Birthday Cake

I made this recently (in May this year) for my Mam’s 70th Birthday.  It was a simple sponge cake but made with Greek yoghurt which gave it a nice flavour and helped it stay moist.  I decorated it with simple white sugarpaste and some flowers of varying sizes.  I piped some buttercream around the cake as I had no ribbon to hand.  My mother enjoyed it which of course, was the main thing. Image

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Tiramisu Layer Cake

I made this Tiramisu for my in-laws for Easter.  This was a delicious cake.  It has 3 layers – 2 plain sponge & 1 coffee sponge in the centre.  The filling is made with mascarpone cheese, coffee essence & baileys cream.  It is decorated with cream, coffee essence & icing sugar.  I sieved cocoa powder on the top & grated some dark chocolate.  This cake is very moist & will be loved by anyone who likes coffee or tiramisu or both.  Contact me if you’d like the recipe.

Slice of Tiramisu Layer Cake

Slice of Tiramisu Layer Cake

Tiramisu Layer Cake

Tiramisu Layer Cake

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Easter Bunny Cake

Easter Bunny Chocolate Cake

Easter Bunny Chocolate Cake

I made this cake for Easter Sunday.  It was really for all my nieces & nephews but a few adults indulged too!  I made it using a light sponge (no butter) 3 eggs, 3 oz caster sugar, 3 oz flour.  I put the sponge into a rectangular shaped tin (the one in the photo) – it is a swiss roll tin – and baked for about 15 minutes.  I drew out a picture of a bunny free hand and then cut this out of paper, pinned the paper onto the sponge and cut around it.  I had some sponge left over, so I made a dickey bow with that.  I decorated it all with Cadbury’s milk chocolate (children love this) and piped on the eyes, whiskers, mouth.  I just spooned on the white chocolate for the ears, though it might have looked tidier if I’d have piped it.  This went down well as an Easter treat.  A chocolate sponge would have worked well too.

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Easter Egg Cake

This is a photo of an Easter Egg Cake my sister Aisling made with her daughter Catherine.  They tell me they used a pudding tin to get the shape right (and a good pinch of baking powder) to help it rise.

Easter Egg Cake

Easter Egg Cake

This was very tasty!  It had a nice cream & mandarin orange filling in the middle.  Aisling used the zest of orange in the sponge too to give it a nice orange flavour.  The colourful plate works nicely with this cake too.

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