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The Evolution Of Bread . . .

Bread is probably the most recognisable food-stuff known to man. It is one of the oldest prepared foods in so many countries around the globe. It is a staple food in Europe, European-derived cultures such as the Americas, the Middle East … 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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Afternoon Tea

Some further recipes from the cookbook, this time showing a ‘Woman’ magazine supplement dated September 1959. They cover the more diverse types of cake that would be produced ‘at home’. The cake tin, like the bread bin, was an integral … Continue reading

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Apricot Upside-down Cake

An old favourite drawn from the archives. This one is from the early 1960’s though the tradition of baked fruit & sponge goes back to the mid nineteenth century. Naturally the recipe states fresh apricots because they would hold a better ‘shape’ … 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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The Evolution Of Cake

Where Puddings evolved from the boiling of ingredients in a skin or wrapping, Breads and Cakes evolved from the application of dry heat or baking.  Cakes began life in ancient Egypt as round, flat, unleavened breads that were cooked on a … Continue reading

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