On Wednesday we joined in the Clandestine Cake Club meeting at Le Grand-Pressigny, organised by Jean.
His favourite, date and walnut. All went well until the cake came out of the oven. He believed the recommended cooking time, and had faith in our oven thermostat!
It came out very slightly singed, but he took it along anyway! It tasted rather good, and in retirement he will be assigned the role of i/c date and walnut cake baking!
I am altogether more experienced at baking, but even so my cake also had it’s problems! My favourite cake would have to be carrot cake with a cream cheese frosting. I decided to use a recipe that I’d never used before. My good friend, Sue, gave me a Paul Hollywood recipe book for my birthday. The book is in the UK, so I found his carrot cake recipe online and adapted it to include some of my favourite ingredients, and to fit in with the contents of my store cupboard and fridge!
In honour of the inaugural Loire Valley CCC event my cake became a Carrot, Cointreau and Clementine cake.
A big thank you to Jean and Nick for setting up a Loire Valley branch of the CCC and for hosting our first, very successful event.
A few other photographs of the event…
And we all did… eat cake,eat cake and eat cake!!