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scones with jam and cream

Feasting on Fiction: The Drowning of Arthur Braxton by Caroline Smailes with Scones

I first wrote about a cake featuring in The Drowning of Arthur Braxton by Caroline Smailes two years ago in my Novelicious column. In this highly anticipated novel, as ever, when reading a Caroline Smailes book, I was astounded by her unique writing and her ability to completely and utterly reel you in, despite the sometimes disturbing nature […] Read more…

Plum Jam & Cream Sponge Cake

Plum Jam & Cream Sponge Cake Recipe

This is actually a fatless sponge, made with just eggs, sugar and flour. Obviously I made up for the lack of butter in the sponge with a huge dollop of whipped cream in the centre along with some delicious homemade plum jam. It is also four tiers, just to make it especially indulgent. Equipment 2 – […] Read more…

Island of Adventure and Gingerbread

Feasting on Enid Blyton: The Island of Adventure with Ginger Cake

There is something terribly Enid Blyton-ish about ginger cake. It’s not the most glamorous cake to look at, it is not terribly exciting but it is perfect for comfort, for filling hungry tummies and, best of all, for picnics. You can wrap one up easily, especially if baked like a loaf, and cut huge chunks […] Read more…

Homemade Oreo Biscuit Recipe

Homemade Oreo Cookies Recipe

We’re coming to the end of the summer holidays and my thoughts are turning to organisation and planning. Not just the new school shoes and making sure trousers and blazers fit, but for myself, what I’d like to achieve in the next few months before the next big school holiday. (I won’t mention it by […] Read more…

rhubarb cordial recipe

Rhubarb Cordial Recipe

Our rhubarb patch is hidden from the house behind a railway sleeper fence. I don’t look at it often, so, when I did on Friday I was astounded at the size of the rhubarb. Huge, some of it was. I didn’t think the larger sizes would be as delicious as the smaller and I wondered what […] Read more…

homemade penguins

Homemade Penguin Biscuit Recipe

I created this recipe for my Feasting on Romantic Comedy Novelicious column a few months ago, but my children adored these biscuits so much, I had to reproduce the recipe here. It isn’t a quick recipe as there are a few stages (making the biscuit, making the sandwich layer, coating in chocolate) but my goodness they are […] Read more…

chocolate cake easy recipe

Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe

Last Friday I was um-ing and ah-ing. I was going to a friend’s house for dinner and I’d suggested I take pudding. But what to make? I wanted something simple, but looked great. My mind was a blank. But then, on the dog walk during the morning (ideas always come on a dog walk) I decided on chocolate cake. […] Read more…

cherry and almond cake

Sunday Baking: Cherry & Almond Cake Recipe

Today marks the start of British Summertime. And suddenly everyone* on my twitter feed is complaining about the weather. Spring (not summer!) has only just begun so the weather will be variable. Today we have had grey skies, sunshine, strong winds, rain and hail. And I love it. (Incidentally so do the ducklings. I popped […] Read more…

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