Monday, April 30, 2018

Mary Berry's Jaffa Cakes

It is so annoying when you can't find out for certain how some of the recipes are actually done.  Yes, you can always find out some of it...but, the fine details....not always.

Like, ..... how on earth do you get the chocolate on the top to look like Mary's?  It doesn't tell you other than to say you can spoon it on if you don't want to go to the trouble of getting it perfect.  Huh? Why the heck doesn't she say how she does it and let me make up my mind later as to whether I will do it her way or not?

Here is a pic of hers.... from the Great British Bake Off show... see how lovely the chocolate line is all around the little cake.  Note the great criss cross pattern they say should be there ... I've never seen a store bought version so don't really know what one should look like.    

To me, they almost look like they have been dipped in the chocolate...but, it hardly seems possible as the cake is quite flat and how would you grab the bottom and keep your fingers out of the chocolate? ..maybe a couple of skewers through the bottom of the cake? .. some other method? .. who knows?......  ...... anybody got any suggestions?                                                                  

Then, there are dozens of folks who have made them and put them out there ... and, most of them look like this.  I would probably be too embarrassed to show mine if they looked like this... but, I might.... just to let you know how difficult they were to get right.  There has to be a better way to get the chocolate on there and make it look tidy at the very least. 

I want to try Jaffa cakes some day soon... and want them to look nice.  


Shashi Nayagam said...

Those jaffa cakes look really delicious

Shashi Nayagam said...
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BumbleVee said...

Hiya Shashi.... thanks for stopping by to see some mouthwatering goodies... you left two similar posts, so I just deleted one for you.

hugs, V

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Hmmm - nice looking or not, I bet they're delicious! No idea how they get them to look so perfect though....unless they're done in some type of pan (similar to a muffin tin) and are left in the pan and iced that way. Not sure how they'd be removed from the pan though. Hmmmm.

Twiglet said...

Ha - I just think life's too short for Jaffa cake baking - I just bought a twin pack for a pound from my local store - lazy, I know and nowhere near as tasty but sometimes a gal has to prioritise! lol xx Jo
PS - love the stitching below too. xx

Lin said...

That darn Mary Berry....she is sooo good. I'm not sure I could do it even IF she told us how.