Category Archives: Cakes

Spring is in the Air!

With January and February behind us and March creeping on (I could have said marching on but I’m not that pedantic or crass) and the 26th March, as well as being Mothering Sunday, is the day the clocks leap into … Continue reading

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Honey, Spice & All Things Nice

Honey and Ginger have long been considered staples of the ‘cold weather’ tea-table. Although the cost of spices in general has dropped considerably during the last century, they are still seen as a luxury, even today. As such they are … Continue reading

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The Dessert Fort

Continuing what seems to be becoming a rather obsessive blogging of chocolate related items I thought that this might be of some interest. As the antique advert to the right here suggests, Cadbury’s chocolate is, or rather was, a British … Continue reading

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Variations On A (Chocolate) Sponge!

The sponge cake, once the mainstay of the British kitchen, has diminished somewhat in the last few years what with the decline in schools ‘Home Economics’ style schooling where the basics were drummed into many an unwilling pupil. Although celebration … Continue reading

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Never Enough Chocolate!

The history of chocolate has already been outlined on this blog through an old leaflet published by Cadbury’s in the fifties. Here is another version, also by Cadbury’s, from a mid-seventies chocolate book that I have already dipped into. I … Continue reading

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Cooking With Chocolate

There are a number of interesting books in the archive on cooking with chocolate and the article here comes from  the Cadbury’s Chocolate Cookbook published in the mid Seventies. At the time, the author Patricia Dunbar was head of Cadbury … Continue reading

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Brandy Snaps

Another offering from the Lyle’s Golden Cookbook from the archive dating back a mere thirty years comes this classic recipe. Often considered ‘difficult’ or ‘bothersome’ to make, the brandy snap is still a tea-time favourite that is well worth the … Continue reading

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