Daresbury Cake Club
Cakes on 28/8/2014:
A club for people who like baking and eating cakes.
The people below.
The Cake Club meets every Thursday morning at 10am in the Laboratory Coffee Lounge (previously fridays).
Because we enjoy eating cakes.
Cake Baking Rota
|| Lee Hannis
|| Martin Turner
|| Terry Hewitt
|| Rupert Ford
|| Mark Birmingham
|| Michael Gleaves
|| Dave Moss
|| Rick Anderson
|| Rob Allan
|| Tavia Stone-Gibbins
|| Jonathan Follows
|| Dave Cable
|| Tom Keal
|| Stephen Pickles
|| Debbie Franks
|| Christelle Gendrin
|| David Gunn
|| Adrian Toland
|| Sebastian Metz
|| Lee Hannis
|| Viliam Kalavsky
|| Ian Mckenna
Not as Daft as it Seems
Members of the Institute of Physics will be aware of this Web site: http://physicsandcake.wordpress.com/
- 10 eggs, 1lb sugar, half a pack of butter, 5 lemons, double cream
Baked vanilla cheesecake (Dave)
- I made this with blueberries, it was gorgeous!
Dark Chocolate Crakles (Laurent)
Cardamom-spiced gingerbread (Stephen)
- this is based on a recipe in Sainsbury's The Magazine
, November 1996. Apparently, it's a Finnish recipe, piimakakku
, that has the 4 Finnish 'gingerbread spices': ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves.
Raspberry loaf cakes (Jonathan)
- see picture below
Raspberry tart (Jonathan)
Caramel custard apple tart (Dave)
Bara Brith (Rob)
- traditional Welsh tea cake. Contrary to some
recipes, this does not have any fat or yeast in it - so you can eat as much as you like! Its also very easy to make.
Lemon Drizzle Cake (Dave)
American Apple Cake (Rob)
- this is from a series of handy little books called "The Kitchen Library". The one I have was published by Octopus Books in 1988, but I've seen them in several versions over the years. Recipe also works with pears.
Welsh Cakes (Rob)
- there are lots of recipes for the traditional Welsh cakes, here's one. I put 3oz mixed fruit and the recipe made 9 cakes. The trick is to cook them on a hot griddle without burning, or more romantically a thick piece of Welsh slate in an open fire...
Chocolate, Chilli and Orange Cake (Shirley)
Christmas Pudding (Jonathan)
Jamie Oliver's pancake cake (Dave)
Chocolate Cornflake Clusters
More from http://kuali.com/
- no, not the open source Kuali administrative software project...
A note from Mike Pettipher:
For those of you who asked about the poppy seed cake, I think it is based on a Polish poppyseed roll, known as Topielec or Makowiec, which is I believe a traditional Polish dessert served particularly around Christmas. See e.g. http://easteuropeanfood.about.com/od/polishdesserts/r/topielec.htm
I suspect the cake was adapted for a sweet British taste. It is available, along with the more traditional poppyseed rolls, from the Barbakan in Chorlton, which I highly recommend: http://www.barbakan-deli.co.uk/
What people have said about our Cakes
I'm going to burst...
A 2013 Xmas Mince Pies Taster Scores
The top four mince pies from a taste survey
, were comparison tested : scores differ from the newspaper commentary.
1st (C) Lidl (score 1) Lidl's Snowy Lodge luxury mince pies
2nd (B) MnS (score 0.5+) Marks & Spencer's handcrafted all-butter mince pies
3rd (A) Aldi (score 0.5) Aldi's specially selected luxury mince pies
4th (D) Tesco (score -1) Tesco's buttery mince pies
- Mossy's Smarty Cake 9/10/2014:
- Easter celebrations (17/4/14) from Karl Richardson
- Tom Keal's themed cup cakes (6/3/14), one label is epibatidine and found on the backs of poison dart frogs.
- Tom Keal's cake for Halloween 2013:
- Jonathan's individual raspberry sponges, 14/6/12:
- Largest cake club ever...:
- Dave's pancake cake (to a Jamie Oliver recipe, see below) - 13/10/11:
- Shirley's cakes - most popular 9/6/2011:
Good local places to eat
Please put information here if you recommend it.
The Chetwode Arms
- Terry enjoyed cooking his meat on a slab of stone, crocodile and kangaroo on the menu
The Dog over Peover
- Jonathan and Omar went here after visiting Jodrell Bank
The Three Fishes at Mitton
- excellent local food, reasonable (but not cheap) prices.
The Egerton Arms, Chelford
- join hosts Jeremy and Anne for excellent food and beer in a historic venue, the former lodgings belonging to the Tatton Park estate. Moules Frites or Pie and Pint a current speciality, but you need to book in advance, see the Web site. Tatton Brewery ale recommended.
Malabar Junction, London
- found by Rob after a JISC event. Half way down Great Russell Street, is probably the best Indian restaurant I've eaten in. Not cheap though.
Mother India's Cafe, Edinburgh
- discovered by Dan Katz. Tapas style with huge selection, just keep ordering.
This 'n' That, Soap Street, Manchester
- Jonathan took us to this authentic Pakistani restaurant, and yes it is good. Food changes on a daily basis. Apparently they now have a second restaurant in Butter Lane - both open lunchtimes only.
Sultan of Lancaster, Brock Street
- as recommended by Rob Crouchley. Genuine Indian halal food, no alcohol but there are plenty of pubs nearby. The building itself is an inspiration as its a former church and there is usually some sort of art exhibition too.
Kayal, Granby St., Leicester
- next time you're in Leicester, go here, you won't be disappointed. South Indian cuisine - very different to your regular Indian restaurant. The mixed seafood curry is especially delicious. Other branches in Nottingham, Leamington Spa and West Byfleet.
Other recipe sources (not necessarily cakes!)
(and definitely not good for you)
21 cakes that should be illegal
This is why you're fat
Pimp That Snack