Category Archives: Cakes that can also be pudding

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 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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Apricot and Almond Brownies

A brownie recipe is a very personal thing. Everyone swears by the one that they think works best, and tends to stick with it. The first one I ever made came from a freebie cookery book that I got by … Continue reading

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Best Ginger Cake Ever: Nigel Slater again

I make no apology for another Nigel recipe, mainly because if there were such a thing as an Oscar of cake recipes, this one would win it. In fact I might think up a name for such a prize because … Continue reading

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A Summer Birthday Cake: Nigel Slater’s Blueberry and Pear

I love to bake, especially for birthdays, but summer birthdays pose a particular problem. Not only do I not want to spend too much time in a hot kitchen, but I also don’t want to create something too sweet, dry … Continue reading

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