This is a real showstopper! It’s not a simple process and there’s certainly plenty of steps but when it starts coming together it looks incredible! I got the recipe from Tesco’s Christmas magazine and then found a simple chocolate sponge cake recipe from BBCGoodFood. This was a huge learning curve for me, it was my first time poaching pears, my first time making candied nuts and my first time making a drip cake! No matter what, at least I learnt A LOT of new techniques today.
Set up a baking tray with a non-stick sheet and pour your almond mixture onto the tray. Very quickly pour the almonds onto the nonstick sheet and IMMEDIATELY separate them with 2 forks as they harden very quickly!