Saturday, 14 April 2012

birthday baking

Lots of fun making these two tasty items for the big 25 birthday (not mine sadly!)

Take a look at the pic in the recipe - I like to think my Watercress and Goat's Cheese tart below made the grade!!

and it tasted fab.  The Chocolate gateau was a bit trickier and required a helping hand from the birthday girl:

We had no idea what caraque was but the recipe said if this was beyond you (it was!) you could make chocolate shavings with a potato peeler to stick to the cream round the edge - and it worked a treat.  The crevases probably weren't part of the package - but who's to ever know as there are no pics in this old cookery book and anyway, our crevases tasted lovely loaded with melted Green and Black's chocolate.

for recipe buffs - the book is The Good Food Guide Second Dinner Party Book.  We've had it for years and years and book one is brill too. All favourite recipes from chefs at Good Food Guide restaurants.  And lo and behold, it's on Amazon for a penny!

1 comment:

  1. Oh yum! They both look delicious! And a big happy birthday to Jess!