Cake demo disaster narrowly averted! Caramelised Plum Upsidedown Cake


Food writer, broadcaster and author Caroline Hennessy has been focused on food and writing since editing Ireland’s first food website for RTÉ in 2000. Chair of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild, she established the award-winning Bibliocook: All About Food in 2005, is the author of two books about beer and food and has a column in the Irish Examiner in which she writes about small food producers and the ways in which they develop and maintain a sustainable local food system.

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4 Responses

  1. Martin says:

    I know how you feel.My very first cookery demo, in Kilkenny, I made Choux Pastry and the wretched stuff turned out like scrambled egg.Never before or since…..Well I just started all over again and the ladies, of course, were delighted, to see the cocky man brought down to earth.The second attempt was a success, in fairness I think they were delighted that time too!

  2. Carina Markett says:

    Thanks for the link for a cake pan, as I have been stupidly making my upside down cakes in a springform pan, which leaks all the juices.

  3. Caroline says:

    Martin: I can just picture the situation! Things always go sideways when there’s pressure on. When I made this particular cake last Thursday, just to do a run through, it went horribly wrong. I don’t really know what happened. I made another the following day and, thankfully, things went well that time. I still hadn’t taken an uncooperative oven into consideration, though!Carina: I’ve done that too, with similar results. My springform tin has never been the same since the day that the Husband decided to scrub it with steel wool. Not only was the non-stick coating rendered useless, but his energetic washing also bent it out of shape!That tin isn’t the only thing that The Kitchen Dresser stocks – my eye was taken by the colourful sets of Joseph Joseph nesting bowls. Did you notice that there’s free delivery for orders over €30?

  4. Cian Connaughton says:

    Hi,Caroline. The cake looks yummy. What better way to enjoy it than with a nice cuppa – Bewley’s have launched a new all-new website, with a feast of new information on coffee and tea, an online shop, expert advice and top coffee making tips.

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