Thursday 4 December 2014

A Bit of Christmas Cooking

My niece gave me a great terracotta  bread pan for my birthday. 

So today I decided to try it out. I have made Stollen before so decided to try and adapt it to make a different shape. All went well in the making.

I managed to shape it to the dish with a layer of marzipan in the middle.

On went the plastic shower cap to prove it.

It still looked pretty good when it came out of the oven.

I then alas realised my mistake. Not reading the blurb on the packet and seasoning the dish.....
Easing it out was tricky and a bit of rebuilding was needed!

Nevertheless a bit of icing tidied it up a little and there have been no complaints from the family when eating it!


  1. That looks lovely, was this when the great icing sugar disaster occurred?

  2. Yep, it looks pretty excellent to me