Once Good Friday has been toasted and buttered, there’s the problem of Easter itself. You have two traditional cake choices: the chocolate Easter nest or the Simnel cake

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Chocolate beetroot cake

Poor beetroot. It does all it can to make itself loveable. It comes in a variety of pretty pinks and purples, it’s full of all those vitamins and minerals we know we should eat more of, and it’s amenable to being eaten raw, cooked or however you […]

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Slider cakes

I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but some food bloggers are very keen on burgers. Very keen indeed. So when they have a birthday, there is only one possible cake that can be baked for them: a burger cake.

Originally I’d planned on doing a giant burger […]

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Welsh cakes

On October 24, 2011 By

Debs’ Welsh cakes

After eating all the Welsh cakes in Cardiff at the Visit Wales lunch, I returned to London with a new griddlecake obsession. How could I not develop a long and loving fascination with something that tastes like a magic mix of pancake, biscuit and fried […]

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Gala pork pie

On May 4, 2011 By

Gala pork pie

If there was a silver lining to the sloe gin taste off, it was the gala pork pie we used to line our stomachs. We actually ate it as a light starter and then followed it with a full English, as there was some concern about what would […]

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Queen cakes

On April 28, 2011 By

Kate and Wills cakes

It’s hard to know how best to celebrate the upcoming Royal Wedding. Sharing a Champagne breakfast, wearing a Union Jack waistcoat, getting tangled up in the bunting and plummeting to your death – so many options to choose from. I’ve decided to celebrate it by getting A Wedding confused […]

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Fi’s banana bread

When I began my experiments in banana bread to help Alistair find the perfect recipe for Australian-style banana bread with polenta on top, @curlywurlyfi tweeted me to say she has a recipe that’s all kinds of excellent (or words to that effect) and would I like […]

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Orange drizzle cake

On February 24, 2011 By

Orange drizzle cake

I’ve developed a sudden mania for oranges. This is unusual for me. Normally I view oranges as satsumas’ difficult older brother, best served in a Tetra-Pak with added juicy bits.

But the sudden whiff of mildness in the air, the snowdrops in the park and the daffodils in the florist […]

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Lemon birthday cake

A chocolate cake is usually a safe choice for a party, but there are always a contrary few who will insist on not liking chocolate even though it’s clearly the best food ever invented. For those, I made a lemon cake.

Like the Chocolate birthday cake, I decorated […]

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Chocolate birthday cake

This week Sister Number 1 attains the gloss and poise that’s only available to people in their 30s. An aura of sophistication and success will soon surround her and she’s on the cusp of becoming very interested in DIY and going to bed at 10.30pm on a Friday night. It’s […]

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