Thursday, 12 March 2015

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

This is an easy one but looks good and tastes great! Makes 24.

So for the cake 

500g butter
500g sugar
500g self raising flour
8 eggs
1 lemon zest and juice

Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy then chuck in your eggs.

Beat again then slowly fold in the flour, if you beat it at this stage the cake will become stodgy.

Spoon into muffin cases and bang them in a pre heated oven at 150c, Cook for approx 15 mins.

For the meringue

Whisk 4 egg whites until stiff peaks,

Whilst that's doing, in a pan chuck 1 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup water.

Being this up to 104c then slowly whisk into your meringue mix. 

Pipe on top of your cooled cupcake and either return to a hot oven or if you have a blowtorch use that to colour.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Best Companies 2015 Awards Night!!

Well every year for the past 4 years Connect Catering have entered in to the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For Award.

And this year I was invited to the Ceremony at Battersea Evolution.

Hosted by Ben Shephard, the atmosphere in the Evoloution was electric.

The Champagne was flowing and I was in good company with me fellow colleagues.

It all kicked off with a starter of Treacle and Sesame Roast Salmon Fillet with Spring Onions and Roasted Beets.

Followed by

Honey and Harissa Marinated Chicken with Roasted Leek and Carrot, White Onion Purée and Smoked Potatoes

And for Dessert

Trio of Desserts

Cranberry Bread and Butter Pudding, Bacchus Jelly with Pear and Cornish Cream ice cream Treacle Tart

After all that the awards finally started, announcing the top 5 first, unbelievably we weren't called up! Then it was the top 100 countdown!

It's a bit like the chart show on a Sunday, the announcing is so fast it's hard to keep up! 

Before I knew it the run down was already at the top 10 and still Connect Catering weren't called! 

We finally ended up being number 6! 

The cheers from our tables was deafening and quite rightly so! 

An amazing company to work for with amazing people at the top and throughout. 

Well done everyone at Connect Catering and thanks for making it a special place to work!!