With the recent family event - our Son (youngest child) reaching 40, out came all the old photos and with them, many memories. (Gosh I feel old!)
We celebrated with a family meal and got talking about what we ate in the 60's and 70's
(oh dear, I expect many of my lovely followers do not remember!)
Well the typical restaurant meal was:
Prawn Cocktail, Steak and Chips followed by a large portion of Black Forest Gateau, washed down with a glass of Liebraumilch!
So for my 40th celebration cake (in miniature) I thought I would re-create the BFG.
Now I have not eaten this for many years but I do remember that as you cut into it, the cream, cherries and liqueur would 'squidge'.
So how to make a mini 'squidgy' cake that will not alter shape too dramatically when cut?
It was difficult to texture the cake as the layers were quite thin but, hey ho, the end result is not too bad.
There is a book entitled The Prawn Cocktail Years and these 3 items are the signature dishes from the 50's, 60's and 70's when Britain was learning to 'eat out'.