This recipe is based on one from “Supper with Rosie,” my current favourite cookbook. In turn, her recipe was inspired by Cranks, which was my first ever favourite cookbook in the 1980s. So, strong Drizzle Cake Foundations, and Rosie’s addition of lemon icing as well as drizzling is definitely A Good Thing! I’m more likely [...]
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Take one new recipe book purchased in a lovely Hay-on-Wye bookshop by the lovely Melanie. Add one brief browse through to choose what cake to bake for our final evening of a wonderful week’s retreat at the farm. No dulce de leche toffee stuff in the larder? Easy, the sauce from our sticky toffee pudding [...]
Over the years, I’ve carried all sorts of cake out on the hills with me. An entire Victoria Sponge did surprisingly well on our Third Anniversary walk this summer. But the cakes that survive the experience best have a bit of solid oomph to them, robust enough to hold their nerve in a rucsac and [...]
A little simplification, a little extra orangeness, and this cake has debuted well! Orange Cake (Serves 6) (Just) 50g margarine 50g caster (fine) sugar 1 small orange 60g self raising flower 1 egg Icing: 30g butter or margarine 40g raw pale brown sugar 1 small orange Grease and line the base of a 7″ sandwich [...]
On one of the many stunningly sunny February days in Brecon Beacons, I was out walking with a friend and we returned to a cakeless house.Tea and cake was a necessity, naturally, so I rustled up this Victoria Sponge. From empty plates to lovely sponge cake took 30 minutes… result. So this recipe is dedicated [...]
Anyone with an apple tree might recognise the mixture of relief and excitement when you find another way to make use of those seasonal apples that are Newtoning off the tree on a daily basis.
My Nana used to make this lovely bread pudding, baking in her big old kitchen. This sweet and spicey breadpud is something I associate a lot with her – along with the excitement of throwing leftover bacon rind to the chickens, picking “baby matoes” (little tomatoes) and night time hot chocolate. So, faithfully recreated, here’s [...]
Fresh baked cookies, warm, scrumptious and slightly gooey straight from the oven. Mmm! Heather passed this recipe on to me last year, and the joy of it is you can make the cookie dough up in advance and keep it in the fridge. What’s so exciting about that? Slices of cookie dough take just 4 [...]
This lovely cake greeted me when I arrived at my good friends Bob & Annie’s recently. The warm aromas were so welcoming, and the taste – ooohhhh!!!! You’ll see why it’s so delicious….
School cookery classes… started with baked apples and simple stews then suddenly it was Swedish tea ring. Result. It instantly became my Dad’s favourite cake, and still is. Over the years we’ve added more and more cinnamon, and fruit…