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Autumn bake off

I thought I'd show this to those of you interested in both blogging and baking.

Blogger English Mum is running a baking competition with a lovely cookbook as a prize. It's on her blog and also Twitter (although you don't have to be on Twitter to take part). It's a bit of fun and I've already had a go (see below).

Click this link to find out more.

This is my entry: Huw Fearnely-Whittingstall's apple and almond cake. Yes you can all have a slice (if you've been good!)

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Posted at 24th Oct 2010 - 03:08PM   Posted by Preseli Mags   Autumn bake off Comments: 14

Milla's Avatar yum. can almost smell it from here. Looks utterly delicious and just the sort of thing I'm looking forward to getting back to when am slim and gorgeous! Is the recipe easily findable online? I only have HFW on fish and rather doubt it will be in there!
BTW that lovely frangipane pudding you posted about a year maybe ago became a firm favourite in our house so thank you for that.

Posted by: Milla on 24th Oct 2010 at 03:23PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Droooool . . . also sort of thing I want to eat when I too am slim and gorgeous.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 24th Oct 2010 at 03:47PM

Preseli Mags's Avatar Milla it's virtually the same as the frangipane pud - but with apples instead of pears and almond extract instead of vanilla (which makes it really marzipanny). It's cooked the other way up too - the apples are pushed into the frangipane once it's in the tin.

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 24th Oct 2010 at 03:49PM

Preseli Mags's Avatar WW and Milla you are both slim and gorgeous! I've decided to give up on the last 11 pounds. Never trust a skinny cook. Rolling EyesLaughing

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 24th Oct 2010 at 03:50PM

KittyB's Avatar Hmmm, feel a bit the same about my last 5 lb! Or is it now 7 lb?!
That looks gorgeous. I've made an apple pie too, and am about to make some of Nigella's dark gingerbread with lemon icing. I actually booted up the computer to see if I can find her Guinness gingerbread recipe anywhere. Happen to have some Guinness in the fridge (I'm anaemic, I have an excuse...) and the very thought of darkly sticky and fragrant soft gingery cake is just too much!

Posted by: KittyB on 24th Oct 2010 at 05:54PM

Milla's Avatar I'm weeping sad little tears. the sort which someone looking forward to ... cottage cheese AGAIN for supper might weep.

Posted by: Milla on 24th Oct 2010 at 06:58PM

KittyB's Avatar My anaemia, I'm sure is due to COTTAGE CHEESE aaaarrrggghh!!!!! I can't face any more of the stuff, no matter how much it is tarted up with pineapple, chives or ghastly passion fruit.

Posted by: KittyB on 24th Oct 2010 at 07:09PM

Preseli Mags's Avatar Kitty my 11lb was 5lb (or 7lb). Now it's actually nearer 14lb! Perhaps I should investigate the Dukan diet...

...or maybe not. Rolling Eyes I don't have the willpower and am envious and offer huge congratulations to anyone who does. (Mind you I have lost and kept off 3 and a half stone since having R six years ago so I must be doing something nearly right).

Eeek I'm waffling on here. Blame the bRandy slammer I'm currently holding in my left hand. (Medicine for sinusitis) Rolling Eyes

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 24th Oct 2010 at 07:11PM

Bradan's Avatar It does indeed look yummy, would love a slice. And I agree with Milla re the Fragipane pudding, it's a firm favourite here too, so will be having a go at this new version.

I keep thinking I might investigate the Dukan diet, but the thought of cottage cheese is totally off-putting.....I hate the stuff......yuck.

Posted by: Bradan on 24th Oct 2010 at 08:40PM

Frances's Avatar Oh that does look delicious! I can just about manage to find time for baking apple crumble ... and that's delicious, too.

Presli Mags, did you not just run a wonderful half marathon?

What is all this about weight? I suspect that each of your commenters are just fine in your current skins.


Posted by: Frances on 24th Oct 2010 at 11:56PM

Oh, dear. A cooking contest.

Bears are much better at eating than cooking.

Fret not, Mags. You'll be fine, whatever your weight.

Posted by: Rob-bear on 25th Oct 2010 at 12:23AM

Camilla's Avatar Thank you Mags, as for the apple and almond....... YUM.! gotta be with custard though.Smile Shall definately be baking that this week Mags.


Posted by: Camilla on 25th Oct 2010 at 02:17AM

Dancing Dog's Avatar Thank you for the yummy recipe. I'd missed it first time around. My Mum used to make a rhubarb sponge and I have never found the recipe, but this sounds like it might do the trick, I love almond essence.

Very Happy

Posted by: Dancing Dog on 25th Oct 2010 at 01:00PM

ChrisH's Avatar Cor! That looks lush!

Posted by: ChrisH on 26th Oct 2010 at 04:36PM

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