Taking a Nut Corner too fast

It has been a busy weekend.  We have been in Sheffield seeing our friend Alisdair perform in Into the Woods. Sheffield is quite transformed from 21 years ago when I first went to visit my new in laws and I can see why it is becoming more and more popular. We visited the very beautiful Hardwick Hall…

Prinzregententorte, a very exacting Bavarian treat

Heinz Georg Erbhäuser must have adored Prince Regent Luitpold when he invented this cake in the Prince’s honour because this was not a straightforward bake. Now I admit fundamentally there is nothing complicated here – a bit of genoise sponge (well 7 layers of sponge), sandwiched between chocolate butter cream and covered in chocolate is…