Caramel and Cinnamon Gateau

Ingredients: Cake: 8 large eggs 6 oz (180g) light brown sugar 3  1/2 oz (100g) dark brown sugar 7 oz (200g) plain flour 1 oz (20g) cornflour 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg 1  1/2 oz (40g) unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus extra for greasing...

White Chocolate Gateau

Ingredients:   Cake: 3  1/2 oz (100g) plain chocolate 6 oz (175g) unsalted butter, softened 11 oz (300g) light muscovado (unrefined, crystalled) sugar 3 medium eggs 11 oz (300g) plain flour 1 tbsp baking powder 1/4 pint (150 ml) sour cream 5 tbsp orange-flavored...

Royal Icing

Ingredients: 1 lb (450g) icing sugar 2 egg whites 1 teaspoon lemon juice   Method: 1.    Sift the icing sugar twice.  Place the egg whites in a bowl and whisk very lightly.  Add half the icing sugar and the lemon juice and stir until mixed. 2.    Gradually beat...

Simple Icing

Ingredients: 8 oz (225g) icing sugar 2 tablespoons hot water     Method: 1.    Sift the icing sugar into a bowl and add sufficient water to make a thick icing. 2.  Flavor and color as desired....

Fondant Icing

  Ingredients:   4 cups confectioners’ (500 g / 1 lb 2 oz) icing sugar, sifted 1 egg white 2 tbsp liquid glucose, warmed edible food coloring (optional)   Method   1.  Place most of the sugar in a bowl.  Make a well in the center and add the egg...
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