Tag Archives: Easter

The Evolution of the Celebration Cake

Cake, Glorious Cake! Part 1 of 2 Anniversary Cakes date back to time immemorial. The ancient Egyptians were the first to show evidence of advanced baking skills, while the ancient Greeks made round or moon shaped honey cakes or bread … Continue reading

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Spring Lamb For Easter!

What better than a succulent joint of roast lamb to celebrate the Easter week-end! These hints and tips for doing just that come from an early sixties promotional pamphlet supplied with Womans Weekly magazine Following the transition from hunting and … Continue reading

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Begged, Borrowed or Lent?

Easter : The Church, the Egg and the Bunny The end of Lent is crowned with the exuberant and life-affirming feast that is Easter! According to Bede, the monastic historian, the English word Easter derives from the Anglo-Saxon name for the month … Continue reading

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The Hot Cross Bun

A fruit (or speckled) bun, adopted by the Christian church for Easter as a celebration of the death and re-birth of Jesus (hence the Cross) This recipe comes from an article of around the early fifties. It’s a good recipe, … Continue reading

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Simnel – A Marzipan Cake

Simnel Cake was originally a large spiced plum pudding that emerged sometime during the 15th century. Initially it was wrapped in a cloth, like a pudding, and simmered in water. Later, it would be removed from the cloth and baked into the form … Continue reading

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The Cooking Of Fish

Well done or done well? Cooking with fish has long been a contentious subject. The main problem has always been to what degree it must be cooked. Should it, like pork, be thoroughly cooked out or more like a rare … 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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Easter Cake

Also known as Simnel Cake, a rich fruit cake to celebrate the end of lent which this year will be Good Friday, 22nd of April in England, Scotland, Wales & Ireland. As with all rich fruit cakes it is best … Continue reading

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Pancakes!

Shrove Tuesday always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday, so it is a moveable feast that varies from year to year and can fall anywhere between 3rd February and 9th March. The name Shrove comes from the old word “shrive” which … Continue reading

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