Watchya’ got cookin’…

As you may have noticed I’ve been a little quiet on here recently. Fear not! All is well in the kitchen. The start of the school holidays has meant the start of a new routine in our house and it’s finally finding it’s pace. Well- at least for the next few weeks!

However just because I’ve been quiet on here doesn’t mean I’ve been quiet elsewhere. Recent months have seen the PR engines of Mr. Mom’s step up a gear or two.  The month of July saw some wonderful coverage by the team at Kitchen Table Projects . These guys are working towards created a food hub for up and coming artisan food producers to showcase their wares, whilst providing help and guidance along the way. Needless to say I was over the moon when they interviewed me for their “Amazing Artisan” feature. If you missed it you can read all about it here. I’m very much looking forward to seeing what Kitchen Table Projects have in store and hope that our paths will cross again soon!

Following on from my work with Toast on-line magazine, July also saw another of my recipes published. The wonderful Andrea and Leigh at Brilliant Baking Magazine create a superb monthly e-magazine (a steal at just £2.99 from the iTunes store) which tips, tricks and fantastic recipes. I was dead chuffed when they featured my recipe for Bacon Breakfast cupcakes in their latest issue. And trust me a Bacon cupcake isn’t as weird as it seems – just think bacon and pancakes for breakfast! I’ve got some more work lined up with Brilliant Baking magazine so keep your eyes peeled!

Besides writing I’ve also been busy in the kitchen and trying out some new bakes. On the whole they’ve been pretty successful i.e. tasty! I can’t really go into too much detail at this stage- I’m saving that for some MAJOR news and hopefully it’ll be none too soon. Alongside my “Top Secret” bakes I’ve been merrily Bundt-ing along with the Twitter team who normally take part in Sunday Bake Club. Due to a brief hiatus of SBC we geared ourselves up, dusted off our pans and stoked up the ovens in a ridge-ridden celebration of all things Nordic Ware.  Thanks to the team at BakeTalk they deemed my latest effort-  “Guinness, Chocolate and Black Garlic” bundt a worthy recipient of their weekly Golden Mixer Badge award in the Twitter-sphere. I was happy with the bake itself but getting this acknowledgement was certainly the icing on the cake (or should that be the glaze on the bundt?).

Rich, dark and moreish it’s a Guinness and chocolate sponge studded with chocolate pieces and black garlic. In place of a regular glaze I used a salted caramel sauce and sprinkled sea-salt over to give some bite to contrast the richness of the sponge. If the photographs have you salivating and itching to have a go, don’t worry I’ll be posting the recipe soon!

In the meantime, “Remember Mom’s the word- that’s Mr. Mom’s!”

Mr. Mom

Guinness; Chocolate and Black Garlic Bundt- reminiscent of a Gothic fairytale.

Salted caramel anyone?

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Sweet sauce and juicy berries

 

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