Choose your cake shop…
Do you know how incredibly easy it is to make cakes?
Yes I do.
I also know I can’t reproduce the quality of a cake made by a professional with many thousands of hours of experience.
Sadly, those sort of cakes a few and far between. But when I find them it’s an ugly, almost violent scene that follows.Posted 4 years ago
Seriously? Proper eccles pastry? Easy? Tell me more, if you please
Never made Eccles cakes, but puff or flaky pastry isn’t that hard, there are loads of recipes out there. The BBC website is usually pretty reliable, although the Nigella Domestic Goddess book is excellent and the one I turn to.
One thing I should mention: while satisfying, making pastry is a faff compared to just buying the stuff ready made. It’s not difficult, just a bit messy and time consuming. Bit like indexing your own gears rather than just dumping the bike off at the LBS.Posted 4 years ago
You said cake, not pastry. Plain cake is very easy, it doesn’t require thousands of hours of experience. Getting a perfect mille feuille or whatever, that does, but not cake.
Mille feuille is just puff pastry, and that’s not that difficult to make. And learning to make pastry is the key to the Wonderful World of Pies.Posted 4 years ago
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