Category Archives: Cake

The Black Douglas…

So, it’s Easter, you expect a recipe for Hot Cross Buns/Chocolate eggs/a cake with cute chicks strewn over it? Jog on!!! Well, okay, it might have started out as something like that, but once I’d gotten the ingredients out, I … Continue reading

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“Ne’er Cast A Cloot………

…..till May is oot” is an old Scottish saying that means that the weather in Scotland can be very changeable and that it’s a foolish person who will change into their summer attire before the month of May has finished. There’s always … Continue reading

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Now, That’s What I Call……………

…..multitasking. One post – 4 recipes, no waffle. Oh, all right, but just a little bit of waffle, promise. Imagine the scene…….oranges and satsumas starting to look a bit pass their best in the fruit bowl, so what do you … Continue reading

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Summertime, And The Livin’ Is……….

……strawberry. I’m not really a gâteaux gal. If you look back at the cakes I’ve made, I don’t think there’s one. Anywhere. But I follow a page on Facebook for the Scandinavian Kitchen, which is down in London and so … Continue reading

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‘The Thinking Man’s Crumpet?……….

  Well, it’s more flattering than being the lobotomised man’s crumpet, I suppose……’ Gillian Anderson. Which is, I suppose, my point. The same word means different things in different countries. I was going to muse on what a crumpet was, … Continue reading

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Well, that’s the Christmas Cake 2015 done….

  Finally got the cake from the previous post decorated. I toyed with the idea of making my own marzipan (oh, why do I watch videos on Youtube and think ‘well, THAT looks easy enough’?) but common sense prevailed and … Continue reading

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Oh Christmas Cake, Oh Christmas Cake……

…..why do you take so long to bake????? Well, the ‘gluten free’ experiment didn’t last very long as it appears that it’s something that’s is regularly tested for at my daughter’s diabetes clinic, so we’re back to her still feeling … Continue reading

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When Life Hands You Lemons………

I shall post this, but don’t expect me to like it. It’s just too painful.  Let me explain……….due to some gastric problems within the family, I’m having to cook ‘gluten free’ for the next 3 weeks. I’m crossing everything I’ve … Continue reading

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Muffin Tops

I swear I never ever though I’d be one of those women who waft, Nigella like, into a kitchen and start baking for breakfast, murmuring under their breaths about how easily one could whip up a batch of muffins for breakfast. … Continue reading

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Feelin’ A Little Chili In Here?

I have been having a bit of a busy time, but still cooking and taking photos, just not had a lot of time to blog about it. Firstly, well, you know how you’re always warned that it’s dangerous meeting someone … Continue reading

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