Here's A selection of what I've been baking this month!
Top line: Tequila Rose cake (for Rose's birthday), Espresso Brownies, vegan Chocolate Cake
Bottom Line: Lemon Drizzle Cake, Chocolate Cake (for a very pregnant friend!), Blackberry cupcakes.
Ok, the last ones were for my family, but yum, can't beat a seasonal bake!
Every month until Christmas (yes, I said the C word!), I'm going to give a local area an exclusive offer for a week.
Everyone loves a deal - first up, Seamills residents!
Please share the deal with any of your friends who live in the area. Thank you!
Choose from all of the cakes available:
- traditional homebakes (e.g. coffee, chocolate, carrot...)
- buttercream birthday cakes
Vegan and gluten free available, as always, on request and at no extra cost. Keep an eye on my Facebook and Twitter to see which Bristol area will be next to save precious pennies on their cake orders!
Thank you for taking a look at my blog this week, it is much appreciated xxx
Our re-opening has seen some changes, but great traditional style cake remains on the menu for all!
Old favourites are still available, like Victoria Sponge, Lemon Drizzle and Chocolate Peanut Butter cake, but check out my new recipes too - Tequila Rose cake, for starters, oh my!
I'll never charge more for gluten free or vegan, like some of our competitors do, and each cake can be tailored, so please ask if you want something a little personalised.
- Perhaps you don't want sultanas in your carrot cake?
- Maybe popcorn is your favourite snack and want it to decorate your chocolate cake?
- Coffee and walnut without the walnuts? No problem!
Just drop me an email here or via the website, and you can also find 280 Bakes on social media.
Who knew there were rules about using salt? Well, there are!
I thought hard about my first blog post following reopening. Salt occurs more in my personal bread baking, but a pinch or so does feature in many cakes (e.g. vegan chocolate cupcakes).
So 'rules' plural may be stretching the concept, but there's definitely one rule you should always follow when using salt in your sweet bakes.
Use fine sea salt wherever possible.
This is because it is easier to measure, dissolves quickly, and is not iodised. Iodised salt can give an unpleasant taste to baked goods - something to avoid, for sure!
For a list of baking rules you can break (in fact, we encourage you to break them!), visit our blog "Three Baking Rules That Were Meant To Be Broken" from July 2018.
PS. As a bonus, while researching this blog, I came across this - apparently salt can be good for your teeth too!
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