Category Archives: Cakes

The Raisins The Sun-Maid

Where would this blog be without a massive infusion of dried fruits? From sun-soaked South Africa to the mediteranean climes of California dried fruits have been sent out to the entire world. Without them where would be the the Plum … Continue reading

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Hallowe’en Cakes

Some pretty little fancies for All Hallows Eve for the edification of the residents of the elderly mothers nursing home. The brief was soft, colourful and just a tad ghoulish but mostly fun! The cakes are from a small book … Continue reading

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Spring is in the Air!

With January and February behind us and March creeping on (I could have said marching on but I’m not that pedantic or crass) and the 26th March, as well as being Mothering Sunday, is the day the clocks leap into … Continue reading

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Honey, Spice & All Things Nice

Honey and Ginger have long been considered staples of the ‘cold weather’ tea-table. Although the cost of spices in general has dropped considerably during the last century, they are still seen as a luxury, even today. As such they are … Continue reading

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The Dessert Fort

Continuing what seems to be becoming a rather obsessive blogging of chocolate related items I thought that this might be of some interest. As the antique advert to the right here suggests, Cadbury’s chocolate is, or rather was, a British … Continue reading

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Variations On A (Chocolate) Sponge!

The sponge cake, once the mainstay of the British kitchen, has diminished somewhat in the last few years what with the decline in schools ‘Home Economics’ style schooling where the basics were drummed into many an unwilling pupil. Although celebration … Continue reading

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Never Enough Chocolate!

The history of chocolate has already been outlined on this blog through an old leaflet published by Cadbury’s in the fifties. Here is another version, also by Cadbury’s, from a mid-seventies chocolate book that I have already dipped into. I … Continue reading

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