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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Victoria sponge cake

Insert tenuous tie-in with Royal Wedding here. Then go to Aol Lifestyle for a recipe for fluffy Victoria sponge cake stuffed with cream and jam. It’s very nice.

Edit: When Aol became Huffington Post some of my recipes vanished into the depths of the internet. If you’re after […]

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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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Marbled chocolate brownie

Are you surrounded by tin foil wrapping, torn cardboard boxes and little plastic bags that used to contain Buttons but are now empty apart from one cocoa-coloured smear? Still thinking to yourself that all that chocolate was nice, but what you really want is a little bit more? Then you […]

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Rhubarb upside down cake

Like cake? Want more cake? Who doesn’t? Cake is a shortcut to happiness and the easiest way to bribe people into liking you.

Cake fanatics are in for a treat because on the 19th April a column entitled Cake and Eat It was published at Continue Reading

Buttermilk scones

It’s St Patrick’s Day! Planning to celebrate the small percentage of Irish blood that undoubtedly runs through your veins? Then pop on a novelty Guinness hat and Riverdance your way over to The Dabbler where you’ll find a recipe for Buttermilk Soda Bread Scones. Perfect with Ireland’s national drink (which is […]

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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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