Saturday, April 17, 2010

Fairy Cakes

Fairy cake - best friend of the candied violet.

I use Nigella's recipe. Like the person who posted the recipe, I don't cut off the tops, and I prefer butter cream icing.

7 comments:

Stephanie Ann said...

These look delicious. I have never had a candied violet. Do they just taste like sugar?

I forgot to ask you, Andy and I are going to try to make your grandmother's soda bread at one of the reenactments. I know it's not the best circumstances for making bread. What do you think the best way is to make it in a dutch oven?

Rayanne said...

Yummy!!
I wish I was at your home to eat one with you!

Jodi said...

Steph, a Dutch oven will work fine. Just make sure you have good coals, which you probably know already. I'm guessing the bake time would be about 30 minutes. I usually thump bread on the underside of the loaf; if it makes a hallow sound, that means it's cooked through. As for the candied violets, they do taste like sugar :)

Jodi said...

Rayanne, you'd be welcome!

Stephanie Ann said...

Thanks Jodi. Should I put it in a tin pan or will that burn it?

Jodi said...

Yes, put it in a tin pan, just to be safe.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Hi Jodi, this is in response to your comment on my scherenitte at Thickethouse, in case you don't see my reply there....

Hi Jodi, I use an exacto knife and cut on a small rubber mat such as is used for cutting quilt fabric. Don’t be afraid! It’s lots of fun and can totally absorb you so you sort of step outside of time for a bit.

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