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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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The Novelty Cake

Following on from the Maypole cake we come to that most magical treat, a childs birthday cake. Whether fruit cake or sponge, home-made or shop bought even the most modest cake can, with a modicum of imagination, be transformed into … Continue reading

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Harvest Festival

In Britain, thanks have been given for successful harvests since pagan times. The Harvest Festival is traditionally held on the Sunday nearest the Harvest Moon. This is the full moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox (sometime around September … Continue reading

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The Celebration Cake

Cake Decorating The pleasure a finely decorated cake can add to a party gathering is immeasurable. The foundations of cake decorating hark back to the golden age of decorated tables of the 17th century, when all food was presented ‘in its best … Continue reading

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