Category Archives: Cakes

Ottolenghi’s Apple Cake Recipe

I tried to make this cake a while back but was thwarted by cheap eggs and a late night. But, since I have a bag of rather sorry-looking Bramley apples and a pot of mascarpone that really needs eating I … Continue reading

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Bank Holiday Baking: Cheese and Spring Onion Cake recipe

It’s 25 degrees outside, it’s beautifully sunny and what do I think of when I wake up? Cake. Not just any old cake mind; this is a posh French savoury cake known as cake salĂ©. I first tried a version … Continue reading

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Birthday cupcakes

My nephew was 18 last weekend and, to celebrate, I made him 18 cupcakes. I’m not convinced by the flavour or, or fashion for cupcakes but they do make an amazing impact if they are made in bulk, decorated and, … 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

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A Morning Cake: Banana Bread

It took me a long time to be convinced by the virtues of banana bread. I was after a flavour and texture that could work in the morning (so not too sweet or soft) and as a treat at teatime … Continue reading

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A New Cookbook and a New Cake

Oh, I still get SO excited when I get a new cookbook. Even though I know, from experience, that I’ll probably only find one or two recipes in it that I’ll use again and again, the childish pleasure of flicking … Continue reading

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New York Carrot Cake

I started this blog with the intention of collecting together all my recipes in one place, of collating the dribs and drabs I have filed away over the years, whether in my head or on paper. But what is really … Continue reading

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