How best to end one year and begin another than with an extravagant three layer cake?
Full credit to this one from Katie Quinn, recipe link here
A few notes on my experience with the recipe if you want to have a go at it
– It takes a fair bit of time so be prepared. Get all the hazelnuts done the night before to make it more efficient
– the cakes were well cooked in 35-40 minutes, rather than the 40-50 suggested, so keep an eye on them. Of course it depends on your oven. I have a Miele and I find cakes almost always cook quicker than the suggested time.
– I bashed the sand about a bit with a hand whisk to make it ‘sandier’
– the ganache proportions were out – it was way too runny, you need more chocolate. Usually ganache is 2:1 chocolate:cream. I had to do it again with different proportions.
Some shots from assembly