… and gold, of course. Yesterday’s results were brilliant; some people are calling it the biggest day for British sport ever – and what about Jessica Ennis? She came into the competition as Britain’s poster girl, with all the hype, but she didn’t let the pressure get to her and won by a huge margin; that’s true superstardom, in my opinion.
The showjumping’s been good for us too; at the end of today’s competition, we’re lying in second place with only four faults, although I won’t be able to watch it tomorrow, as I’m sure it won’t be on BBC1 and that’s the only channel we’ll get at work
If I’m permitted a clanging name-drop though, I had a lesson once with Ben Maher, who’s jumped fantastically so far, once on Dave:
If you could forgive my leg position, I’d appreciate it
As well as watching the Olympics and riding, I’ve got my bake on this weekend:
Which is where the white (chocolate) comes in; I’m a bit obsessed with it at the moment! I made white chocolate ice cream for my goddaughter’s birthday last week, I tried caramelising it using this technique but obviously used too poor a quality chocolate as it just cooked… it still tasted delicious though
But when I saw this at a really reduced price in the Factory Shop last week, I just had to.
For this cake, for a colleague’s birthday tomorrow, I used this sponge recipe and filled it with raspberry jam and buttercream, 40g softened butter, whisked with 20g melted white chocolate, then 80g sieved icing sugar whisked in. I topped it with this white chocolate ganache and although I’ve had no feedback yet, I’m hoping it’ll go down well.
Raspberry and white chocolate are perfect together, in my humble opinion, although raspberries are just good full stop:
It’s been cold enough for a return to porridge, this past week, although it’s supposed to get better, fingers crossed!
Have a great week