Monday, January 20, 2014

TCS Bakers ~ Jan 2014 ~ Old-Fashioned Pound Cake.....

I won this pair of pot holders in an auction
and got myself this single set of
blue and white for a song!
~ happiness ~
I have been wanting this for the longest time!
 I like the name of January's cake
old fashion pound cake ~ we get to make any variation
we like ~ spirited or nutty or chocolate chip...
I had forgotten to blitz the chocolate chips and add it to the batter....
(cos I made mini-s ~ bake time was only 30mins in my gas oven)
so I made a ganache with them!
my variation for the pound cake:
infused finely chopped crystallised ginger in the 1/4 cup of milk
and for garnish
a drizzle of the ganache over the cooled loaf cake
 and decorated with some chocolate dipped strawberries!
so here's my ginger pound cake!
the taste was okay - hope its more pronounced 
(apologies for the quality of pictures,
dropped my Sony camera my son-in-law gave me,
so using an old camera which I have forgotten 
how to use!)

this is our 3rd recipe from
Carole Walter's
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  1. Emily, your cake turned out so good! I love that you took those lost chocolate chips and made a drizzle out of them. Great idea! And I LOVE that blue plate set, too! : )

  2. Lovely blue plates! I'm sorry about your camera....I would be so mad!
    Ganache always sounds good with any cake! Yum!

  3. Great idea to use ginger with a chocolate chip glaze. Yum!

  4. Your cakes look so cute Emily... how I do love a mini! :) Hazel x

  5. Ginger and Chocolate sound like a yummy combination! Looks good. Laura@baking in pyjamas

  6. brilliant! I'd love to try the ginger pound cake

  7. I can always count on you to make a cute variation! And the ganache looks yummy!

  8. I love ginger so I know I will be making this cake again with that idea. Sorry to hear about your camera, I think I would be in tears if that happened.

  9. So loving the ginger and chocolate combo!

  10. Love your plates and your variations sound great! I hope you liked it better the next day :) Great job!

  11. I LOVE ginger and it sounds so good in a pound cake!

  12. Emily, I love the blue/white plate set!! They look so kewl! Btw, chocolate and ginger seem to be an interesting combination that I've never tried before. I will want to try this version of yours the next time I bake a pound cake. Good job on the lovely cakes!!

  13. First off I just LOVE the dishes you found! They are gorgeous just like your cakes!! :-)

  14. How fun to win something and get a set of dishes you have been wanting!
    Your mini cakes all look so yummy, especially with the ganache on it.


  15. Emily, you always amaze me with your creativity. Ginger. Wow!!!