Sunday, 18 December 2011

What Kate Baked Christmas Carol Service and Cranberry Roulade




Welcome to the annual What Kate Baked Christmas Carol Service. You'll find your song sheets on your chairs. All together now...


Christmas Bakes (sung to the tune of Jingle Bells)


Christmas Bakes, Christmas Bakes,
Baking all the wayyyy....
Oh what fun it is to bake
On this cold and frosty day


Baking festive treats,
In a Christmas mould
To the party we go
Eating all the way


Timers on ovens ring
Making spirits bright
Oh what fun it is to bake a cake
(and eat it all tonight)


Christmas Bakes, Christmas Bakes,
Baking all the wayyyy....
Oh what fun it is to bake
On this cold and frosty day




O come all ye Bakers (sung to the tune of O Come all ye Faithful)


O Come, all ye bakers,
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to the kitcccchhh-en
Come and behold it,
Its the Christmas Pudding!


O Come, let us eat it,
O come, let us-ss eat it,
O come, let us-sss eat it,
The Christmmmasss Pudding!

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Twelve days of (Baking) Christmas


On the first day of Christmas my greedy tum asked of me: a Christmasss ree-ci-pee


On the second day of Christmas my greedy tum asked of me: two mini mincemeat puddings


On the third day of Christmas my greedy tum asked of me: three gingerbread disasters


On the fourth day of Christmas my greedy tum asked of me: four Christmas Truffles


On the fifth day of Christmas my greedy tum asked of me: five CHRISTMAS CHUTNEYSSS!


On the sixth day of Christmas my greedy tum asked of me: six Mincemeat and Pear Muffins


On the seventh day of Christmas my greedy tum asked of me: seven stollen bites


On the eighth day of Christmas my greedy tum asked of me: eight slices of roulade


One the ninth day of Christmas my greedy tum asked of me: nine orange creams


On the tenth day of Christmas my greedy tum asked of me: ten squares of spicy treacle


On the eleventh day of Christmas my greedy tum asked of me: eleven peppermint creams


On the twelfth day of Christmas my greedy tum asked of me: twelve servings of mulled wine




Thank you. And please take to your seatts and now enjoy a slice of this Cranberry Roulade


Cranberry Roulade


175g plain chocolate, broken into pieces
175g caster sugar
6 eggs, separated
2 level tbsps sieved cocoa 


For the filling:
300ml double cream
150g fresh or frozen cranberries
50g caster sugar


1. Preheat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/Gas Mark 4. Lightly grease a swiss roll tin and line with baking parchments.
2. Melt the chocolate slowly in a pyrex bowl over a pan of hot water. 
3. Whisk the sugar and egg yolks until light and creamy. Add the cooled chocolate and stir gently until combined
4. Whisk the egg whites in a clean, dry bowl until stiff. Stir a spoonful of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture, mix gently and then fold in the remaining egg whites and the cocoa powder. 
5. Spoon into the tin and gently level the surface. Bake for approximately 20 minutes until firm to touch
6. Allow the roulade to cool in the tin before turning out onto a large piece of baking parchment, dusted with icing sugar
7. Pop the berries and sugar into a small pan with 2 tbsps of water and heat gently for 10 minutes and allow to cool. 
8. Whip the double cream and spread the cream over the roulade before adding the cranberries on top of the cream
9. Roll the roulade tightly starting with one of the shorter ends and using the baking parchment as guidance
10. Sieve icing sugar over the roulade to finish


Baker's notes...






* I write this as though Mary Berry, THE Mary Berry reads my blog

16 comments:

  1. You loon!

    Love the baking carols!

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  2. Hahaha I really enjoyed singing Oh Come All ye Bakers! I also laughed perhaps too much at Lawrence the gingerbread man. He's clearly quite distressed at the sight of the property development.

    I also think Mary Berry will forgive you for the stalking if you present her with the beautiful roulade.

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  3. Wow - this must have taken you ages! Happy christmas!

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  4. What a fantastic post! And can I please take seconds on the roulade??

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  5. Love the carols and the roulade! :)

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  6. I cannot write for laughing!! LOVE this post and love you too, partner in tea time treats crime!
    Happy Christmas!
    XXXXXXXXXXXX

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  7. Loving the carols, will be singing them while I bake this week! x

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  8. I am actually singing out loud and The Viking is staring at me in an odd way... ho hum xxx

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  9. Hilarious! I love the idea of a baking carol service!

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  10. Great roulade - I'm sure THE Mary Berry would be very proud of you, especially if you serenaded her with your special baking Christmas Carols at the same time ;-)

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  11. Your carol service is the best I've been to so far this year - err, perhaps the only one I've been to, but I did enjoy it. The roulade sounds scrumptious too. Your greedy tum has been exceedingly busy ;-)

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  12. Such a cheery festive post! After having just been to a carol concert I am now feeling even more Christmassy AND love the idea of a chocolate & cranberry roulade x

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  13. Ha ha great post!! You made me smile :-))

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  14. Oh, you are adorable. Happy Holidays!

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  15. Fantastic sing song . Lovely festive post. This has got me in the Christmas spirit.

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  16. Este blog é uma representação exata de competências. Eu gosto da sua recomendação. Um grande conceito que reflete os pensamentos do escritor. Consultoria RH

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