Monthly Archives: February 2011

Make It in The Morning…Or Why Not to Buy Cheap Eggs

It’s 12.30am and, though I’m a bit of a nightowl and an insomniac, even I don’t normally stay up this late on a school night. But, like an idiot, I’m waiting for a cake. There are two reasons for this. … Continue reading

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Mexican Wedding Cookies…Or Are They?

I first came across these cookies (or puffs) in Waitrose Illustrated. Sophie Grigson called them pecan puffs and cited The Joy of Cooking as her source. Then I spotted that Phil Vickery was making something called Festive Pecan Puffs which … Continue reading

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Improving on Perfection: the Best Ginger Cake Gets Better

Whilst I was making my prune, fig and apricot cake this morning, I made a ginger one to take to work. The first cake needed to be baked at 160ÂșC and I thought I’d take a risk and bake the … Continue reading

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HFW’s Prune, Fig and Apricot Cake

I have an issue with marmalade. In fact, I have an issue with marmalade, jam, jelly, honey and any vaguely gelatinous substance (aspic, ugh) all of which I can’t bear to touch. It’s not quite a phobia but I certainly … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn food, Cakes, Cakes that can also be pudding, Cook's Illustrated, Fruit cakes, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Kenwood Chef, River Cottage Everyday | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment