Tag Archives: Easter

The Art Of Feathering

These images and recipes come from the booklet shown opposite which dates back to somewhere about the late fifties. Despite being a promotional tool for Stork margarine it nevertheless contains some interesting insights into what would then have been basic … Continue reading

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Simnel Cake

Simnel cake is a traditional light fruit cake with two layers of almond paste or marzipan, one in the middle and one on top, that is toasted, and eaten during Easter. It was originally made for the middle Sunday of … Continue reading

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The Polish Experience

Polish cuisine has been crafted over the centuries by an influx of merchants from Madrid, Paris, Genoa and Florence, to name but a few. Influences from the cuisines of surrounding countries have helped Poland to develop its own distinctive cuisine. … Continue reading

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More Novelty Cakes . . .

On the theme of novelty cakes once again here are a few more ideas from the  Woman’s Own Book with some quite diverse examples. Although a bunny tends to be symbolic of Easter, there is no reason why it should … Continue reading

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All Hail The Easter Bunny!

Rabbits have been associated with the spring since ancient times. It is believed that the Anglo-Saxon Goddess of Spring, Eostre had a hare as her companion. The hare is an ancient symbol of fertility and rebirth and was a popular … Continue reading

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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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The Icing On The Cake

Celebration cakes are, by definition, produced for those occasions when that little something extra is required. Savings are made to obtain the required ingredients that, in normal circumstances, would not be on the shopping list. Throughout history all ‘rites of … Continue reading

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A Taste Of Easter

Easter is a time of celebration that dates back to pre-christian times. It is a celebration of the end of Winter and the onset of Spring. Of the promise of new growth, new beginnings! It is a time of rich … Continue reading

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Christmas Candies

The making of sweetmeats for special occasions is an old tradition dating back centuries. As with the gingerbread men and meringue decorations they were simple yet highly coloured. These simple to prepare candies can even be delegated to the children … Continue reading

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The Evolution Of Treacle . . .

Treacle and Golden Syrup feature so heavily in British baking, especially at times of celebration such as Easter & Christmas, that a brief definition may well be in order before I go any further. Treacle is any syrup made during … Continue reading

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