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Bringing a taste of Mackintosh at the Willow home to you
Mackintosh at the Willow has been working hard to bring you a little taste of the Willow’s mouth-watering recipes into the comfort of your home. We will be updating this page weekly with our delicious recipes for you to attempt to recreate. Please share your attempts with us on our Facebook page and encourage the whole family to get involved! Our talented head pastry chef, Sarah, has put together a series of tantalising recipes for you to get stuck into. It’s week 8 (well, actually 11, we’ve missed a few) and this is a delicious show stopping cake to impress the family! Let’s get baking #homesweethome
What you’ll need to get started:
For the Cake
200g caster sugar
160g egg (around 4)
180 self raising flour
25g cocoa powder
For the Ganache
100ml double cream
230g dark chocolate (54%)
2 6 inch tins (double recipe for 8 inch tins)
2 Large bowls
Scales (or measuring cups)
Spatula or wooden spoon
Medium sides pot
1. Preheat the oven to 170oc (fan assisted) or 190oc for non fan assisted ovens
2. Melt butter in a pot or in microwave (be careful to only melt not boil) – add sugar to melted butter and mix until a smooth paste is formed
3. Add egg in 4 stages mixing well to incorporate between each stage
5. Sieve self raising flour and cocoa powder into mixture and mix to combine
5. Pour into your 2 pre-lined tins
7. Bake for 35mins approx, or until a skewer comes out clean.
Top Tip: Sprinkle with chocolate shavings!
We have added a video recipe you can follow too!
We’ll continue to serve up delicious cakes, coffees and teas to anyone who wants to catch up safely with one other household (of up to 6 people) in a beautiful spacious environment. For now, we are not serving alcohol in the tearooms, much like Catherine Cranston in 1903 – who was a firm follower of the temperance movement!
If you don’t feel comfortable visiting, but still want to treat yourself to a delicious afternoon tea, keep an eye on further updates as our takeaway afternoon tea’s and celebration cakes are launching very, very soon.
As always, we have stringent measures in place to help protect you and our staff and you can view on our bookings page.
Thanks to everyone for their support over the past few months. If you have any queries about a booking the best way to contact us is at firstname.lastname@example.org.