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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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Mr Terry Of York

On the 30th of September 2005  Terry’s of York was closed by it’s new owners Kraft. Although production of Terry’s products was to continue at other factories and plants across Europe, it was the end of an era. Joseph Terry, … Continue reading

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Kugelhopf

With April fast approaching it is once again time to look into the Easter baking files. The kugelhopf, gugelhupf or gugelhopf is a southern German, Austrian, Swiss and Alsatian term for a marble or Bundt cake. It is firmly set … Continue reading

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St David of Scotland

With today being St David’s day, whereby the Welsh St David is publicly lauded I thought that I would give another St David some kudos. This David was the youngest of the six sons of King Malcolm III (who deposed … Continue reading

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York : Walk The Walls

  York is one of the oldest cities in England, and it is said that to visit York is to experience a thousand years of history : the history of York is the history of England. The slideshow above follows … Continue reading

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Regional England : The Three Su’s : Suffolk

Suffolk is a county of historic origin in East Anglia. Low-lying with very few hills it’s largely arable land with the wetlands of The Broads to the North. It borders Norfolk to the north, Cambridgeshire to the west and Essex … Continue reading

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Egg or Ey

Eggs have been on the menu since the dawn of time. There is archaeological evidence for egg consumption dating back to the Neolithic age. Their history as a foodstuff is as complex and diverse as the recipes they contribute to. … Continue reading

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